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 brochure: 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.

Announcements

Auditor's Office Closed 10/20-10/21/21
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Auditor's Office will be closed on 10/20/21 and 10/21/21 so that staff may attend training.

Electronic FREE Drop Off Event
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Lake County's FREE Electronic Recycling Drop Off Event will be on Saturday, October 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Madison Recycling Center, 800 SW 7th Street. Click here to review the event flyer.

Real Estate & Mobile Home Taxes - Second Half
Friday, October 1, 2021

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.

Property Tax Payment Drop Box
Friday, October 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.

Application for Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption Due on 11/1/2021
Friday, October 1, 2021

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

Planning Commission Application Deadline - 10/26/2021
Friday, October 1, 2021

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

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