General Information

An individual who wishes to carry a concealed pistol on or about his person or in a vehicle must obtain a Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol (SDCL 22-14-9). The pistol permit program is administered through the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office, and many questions related to the program can be answered by visiting the Secretary of State's Office Website. Additional information on this program may also be found in the following brochures: Concealed Carry Pistol Information and South Dakota Firearm Laws.

Application Process

The Sheriff's Office issues new and renewed concealed pistol permits to residents of Lake County who have completed the necessary application paperwork, completed and passed a background check, and paid the required fees. Applications may be filled out during regular business hours on Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Once the background check has been completed, the applicant can return to the Sheriff's Office to receive a temporary permit. The actual permit card will be sent directly to the applicant from the Secretary of State's Office within approximately 30 days.

Types of Permits

For a comparison of the benefits, basic requirements, and renewal requirements for a Regular vs. Gold Card vs. Enhanced Permit, please view this brochure: Permit Specifications.

Upgrade Permit Style

To upgrade your old pistol permit to the new style:
Send a letter requesting a replacement to the Secretary of State's Office (500 E. Capitol Ave, Ste. 204, Pierre, SD 57501). Please include: Name, Permit Number, Date of Birth, Address, Signature, and a check for $2.00 made out to the Secretary of State's Office.

Announcements

Zoning Office Closed - 10/17 - 10/18
Monday, October 15, 2018

The Zoning Office will be closed on 10/17 and 10/18 due to staff conferences.

Medicare D Appointments - October 15
Sunday, October 14, 2018

Medicare D Appointments will begin October 15 Appointments will run through December 7. Lake County's SHINE Volunteer will be assisting with this process at the Extension Office. Dates for October include: 10/15/18 (1pm - 4pm); 10/16-10/17/18 (9am - 12pm); 10/23/18 (9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm); 10/24/18 (9am - 12pm); 10/30/18 (1pm - 4pm)

Property Tax Payment Drop Box
Monday, October 1, 2018

The Treasurer's Office also offers a drop box for property tax payments ONLY located between the double doors of the north entrance to the courthouse. Payments must include the payment coupon or parcel number with each payment and be in the exact amount only (all others will be returned). If you would like a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Payments dropped off after 4:30 p.m., M-F will be credited the following business day.

FREE TEXT REMINDERS
Monday, October 1, 2018

For motor vehicle license renewals and property tax payments. The Treasurer's Office now offers the option to sign up to receive a free text reminder at the beginning of the month when your motor vehicle license renewal is due. You can also sign up to receive a free text reminder at the beginning of both April and October when property taxes are due. Click here for additional details!

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - Second Half
Monday, October 1, 2018

Second half property taxes are due by October 31. Please bring your tax notices with you. Tax payments must be made for the exact amount only.
Tax payments may be sent to the Treasurer's Office at 200 E. Center St, Madison, SD 57042 and MUST be postmarked by October 31. Please send your tax stubs to ensure proper credit to the correct parcels of land.
Please note: Payments received or postmarked after October 31st will reflect a late fee and interest, call the Treasurer's Office at 2

Public Forum / Open House
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

There will be a Public Forum / Open House on 10/23/2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Lake County Courthouse. For additional information and facts about the proposed Lake County Public Safety Center and renovations to the existing Public Safety Building, an informational tri-fold brochure is available by clicking here.

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