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

ELECTION NOTICES
Thursday, May 19, 2022

A number of public notices were posted today related to the Primary Election, including Notice of Primary Election, Notice of Testing Automatic Tabulating Equipment, 2022 Statewide Ballot Measure, Instructions to the Voters, and Sample Ballots. Please visit the election page here to view the notices.

County Offices Closed - 5/30/2022
Sunday, May 15, 2022

County offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day.

May - License Plate Renewal H/I/O
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that begins with H or I or O.

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 5/24/2022
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Deadline to submit application to Zoning Officer for June Planning Commission meeting.

Absentee Voting Begins - 4/22/2022
Friday, April 15, 2022

Absentee voting begins on 4/22/2022 for the Primary Election on 6/7/2022.

Notice of Primary Election - 6/7/22
Thursday, April 7, 2022

A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in all the voting precincts in Lake County. The election polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. central time on the day of the election. Click here to view the entire notice.

Notice of Deadline for Voter Registration
Thursday, April 7, 2022

Voter registration for the Primary Election to be held on June 7, 2022 will close on May 23, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Please click here to view the entire notice.

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