The Lake County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services to the communities of Chester, Wentworth, Rutland, Nunda, Ramona, Junius, Winfred, and Brant Lake, as well as the rural areas of the county. Duties consist of law enforcement patrol, investigations, and the serving of civil processes for the court as well as maintaining a jail facility.


Tim Walburg

Sheriff Send an Email

Sarina Talich

Chief Deputy Send an Email

Peggy Vickmark

Office Manager Send an Email

Contact Information

Main Office

Lake County Sheriff
200 E Center St
Madison SD 57042

Crime Stopper Tips - 256-7634

Jail Phone:

Business Office Hours:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday (excluding Holidays)


Notice of Public Meeting / Open House for Lake County Transportation Plan
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Lake County will hold an open house style public meeting on 10/1/18 between 1-2 p.m. in the Commission Room to discuss and receive public input on the development of a Transportation Plan for Lake County. The open house will be informal with one on one discussion with County officials and staff. County staff will be available to discuss transportation issues with Lake County and answer your questions. During this time you will also have the opportunity to present written comments.

Public Forum / Open House
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

There will be a Public Forum / Open House on 9/19/18 at 5:30 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.

September - License Plate Renewal S
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that begins with S.

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