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.

Notices

Dedication of Scott Pedersen Memorial Park
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Please join us out at Scott Pedersen Memorial Park (Lake Madison) on 7/6/17 at 6:00 p.m. for a dedication ceremony.

Dignity License Plates Available July 1
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Qualifying South Dakotans may apply for Dignity plates at the Treasurer's Office beginning on July 1st. Cost is $10 plus a $5 mailing fee. View this Press Release for additional information.

County Offices Closed
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

County offices will be closed on July 3rd and July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

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