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Director: Tim Hodson
Deputy Director (Mapping Coordinator): Brett Runge
Administrative Secretary: Nicole Geuke
Secretary: Nancy Bridenstine
Secretary: Linda Carrico
Appraiser: Louise Hohn
Appraiser: Jason Fisher
Appraiser: Mike Meehan
Appraiser: Carmen Symonds

GIS (Geographical Information System)

Telephone: (605)-578-3680
Fax: (605)-722-6221

Links:

SD Department of Revenue Forms (General)
SD Department of Revenue Forms (Property Tax Related)

1. County Department: Equalization (alias - Assessor’s Office)

2. RESIDENTS SHOULD COME TO THIS OFFICE IF THEY WANT TO:

a. Have an explanation of the assessment on their property  

b. Obtain Owner occupied Application forms. Property owners need apply only once unless the name changes on the property. (If they have not previously applied, they must apply by March 15th)

c. Register their mobile home. All mobile homes must be registered during the month of January or a penalty will be applied. Application for owner-occupied status for mobile homes should have been completed in January during the registration period, but the law allows that a late penalty will not prevent a mobile home owner from being denied the owner occupied status.

New mobile homes or a mobile home brought into the county from another state have 30 days to register and receive their owner-occupied status.

d. To obtain information on the Boards of Equalization (Local, Consolidated, County, State):

1). 10-11-16. An appeal to the local board of equalization shall be perfected by mailing or by filing a notice of appeal with the clerk of the local board of equalization. If perfected by mailing, the postmark shall be conclusive evidence regarding the timeliness of the appeal. The clerk of the local board of equalization shall be notified of the appeal no later than the Thursday preceding the third Monday in March.

2). 10-11-23.    Method of appeal to county board. An appeal from the local board of equalization to a county board of equalization shall be perfected by mailing or by filing a written notice of appeal with the county auditor on or before the first Tuesday in April. If perfected by mailing, the postmark shall be conclusive evidence regarding the timeliness of the appeal. Appeals made pursuant to  10- 11-27 shall be perfected by filing a written notice of appeal with the county auditor on or before the first Tuesday in April. The county auditor shall file a copy of the notice of appeal with the appropriate clerk of the local board of equalization prior to the hearing of the appeal by the county board of equalization

3). Complaints on property within an area with a consolidated board (Spearfish, Lead, Deadwood, or Central City), or property located in the county outside of a municipality, must be filed with the Lawrence County Auditor prior to the First Tuesday in April.

Important Note: (An appeal must be made the year the assessment is received. Do not wait until you receive your taxes or it will be too late. The appeal process addresses the assessment of the property, not the taxes.

 
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