The Lake County State's Attorney serves the citizens of our county and of South Dakota as the chief prosecutor of adult and juvenile crimes occurring in Lake County. The office is committed to helping to preserve the quality of life and low crime rates enjoyed by those who reside in South Dakota.

While the principal responsibility of the office is the prosecution of adult and juvenile crime, the office has the duty of protecting children who may be living in abusive or neglectful homes. Additionally, the office is responsible for providing legal advice and representation to the Board of Commissioners for the county and other elected and appointed department heads and staff.

Staff

Wendy Kloeppner

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Jennie Thompson

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Shelli Gust

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Contact Information

Main Office

Address:
Lake County States Attorney
200 E Center St
Madison SD 57042

Phone:
605-256-7630
Fax:
605-256-7632

Announcements

NOTICE OF VACANCY - SHERIFF
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

LAKE COUNTY is currently seeking a candidate for appointment of a full-time Sheriff. The appointment will be made by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. The appointment will begin on January 9, 2023, and end on January 5, 2025. All letters of interest must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2022. Click here for the full Notice of Vacancy

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - Second Half
Saturday, October 1, 2022

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.

Application for Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption Due on 11/1
Saturday, October 1, 2022

Application must be made and submitted to the Director of Equalization on or before November 1.

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 10/25/2022
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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

County Offices Closed - 10/10/2022
Friday, September 23, 2022

County offices will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2022, in observance of Native American Day.

Absentee Voting Begins - 9/23/2022
Friday, September 23, 2022

Absentee voting begins on 9/23/2022 for the General Election on 11/8/2022.

Riparian Buffer Strip Deadline - 10/15
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Applications are due to the Director of Equalization's office on or before October 15, 2022. Per SDCL 10-6-116, landowners may receive a reduction in property value of 40 percent of any eligible riparian buffer strip. The law specifies 575 lake listings and 11,000 miles of streams that are eligible.

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