The Planning, Zoning, and Natural Resources Office is responsible for managing the physical growth of the unincorporated area of the County. The Lake County Comprehensive Development Plan is the official document used to guide decisions on land use matters. The comprehensive plan is designed to anticipate and deal constructively with changes occurring within the County.

Components of the plan include population trends and forecasts, land use analysis, transportation, public facilities, natural and environmental resources, and future development plan. The comprehensive plan is a "blueprint" for the future development of the County. Zoning and subdivision ordinances are specific regulations intended to carry out the plan.

Daily responsibilities of the department include enforcement of the zoning and subdivision regulations and issuance of zoning and building permits. Ordinances governing nuisances, solid waste disposal, and flood plain management are also administered by the department.

Staff

Mandi Anderson

Planning, Zoning, and Natural Resources Officer Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

Address:
Lake County Zoning
200 E Center St
Madison SD 57042

Phone:
605-256-7610

Office Hours:
At this time, the Zoning Office is open and available to assist the public with services that must be done in person by appointment only.
Many services may be provided online, by e-mail, or over the phone, and we would continue to encourage the public to utilize these options.
Office staff may be working remotely on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays.
We respectfully request that you do not visit other county offices to conduct zoning business, as they will be unable to assist you.

Announcements

Notice to Bidders - Weed Contract Spraying and Riprap
Monday, April 5, 2021

The County Commission will receive sealed bids until 9:00 a.m. on 4/19/21 for contract spraying of county right-of-way and riprap for noxious weeds. Bids will be publicly opened at 9:30 a.m. Bids will be reviewed and awarded by Lake County at a subsequent meeting of the Lake County Commission. Click here for the full notice.

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - First Half
Thursday, April 1, 2021

First half of Real Estate and Mobile Home Taxes due by the end of April. 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 April 30. Please send your tax stubs to ensure proper credit to the correct parcels of land. Please note: Payments received or postmarked after April 30th will reflect a late fee and interest.

Property Tax Payment Drop Box
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Treasurer's Office also offers a drop box for property tax payments 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.

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 4/27/2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021

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

Weed and Pest Board Vacancy
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

No interest applications have been received to fill the vacancy on our Weed and Pest Board. The application period will now remain open until the vacancy is filled. To download and view the interest application, please click here.

Load Limits - Effective 3/01/2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Seasonal road restrictions will become effective at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021, due to the unusual warm weather conditions. Click here to view the list of restrictions. Seasonal road restrictions will remain in effect until lifted by the Lake County Highway Superintendent.

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