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 side by side chart: 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.

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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