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

Amber Peters

Jail Administrator 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


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


Load Limits - Effective 3/15/18
Monday, March 12, 2018

Seasonal road restrictions will become effective at 8:00 a.m. on March 15th, 2018, due to the unusual warm weather conditions. Click here to view the notice with all of the specifications and exceptions.

Notice of Petition Deadlines
Friday, March 2, 2018

For additional information on the deadlines for filing nominating petitions for the primary election and for filing independent candidate petitions, please click here!

March - License Plate Renewal F/G/J
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Vehicle License plate renewal for vehicle owners with the FIRST letter in their LAST NAME that begins with F or G or J.

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