Effective April 21, 2015, Lake County, South Dakota adopted an open burning ordinance. The general provision of this ordinance states that open burning (with exceptions listed in the ordinance) is prohibited when the National Weather Service places a RED FLAG WARNING for the county or the GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX for the county is Very High or Extreme. The links below will take you to the National Weather Service Sioux Falls Office website for both of these ratings. Please note that the first link may show multiple dangers for a county/region such as a freeze warning.

Hazardous Weather website that includes RED FLAG WARNINGS for Lake County:

Grassland Fire Danger Index page:

You can also call the Sioux Falls office at (605) 330-4247 to request this information.

Burning Ordinance

Ordinance #15-59

For questions, you may also contact the Emergency Manager at 605-256-7611.

Announcements

County Offices Closed
Monday, January 14, 2019

County Offices will be closed on Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Zoning Office Closed 1/18/19 to 1/25/19
Friday, January 11, 2019

The Zoning Office will be closed from 1/18/19 to 1/25/19. Regular business hours will resume on 1/28/19.

January - License Plate Renewal A/B
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that begins with A or B.

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