The Treasurer's Office is best known by the public for issuing motor vehicle licenses and collecting property taxes. The Treasurer is responsible for collecting all taxes (real estate, mobile home taxes, and special assessments) for the County, Cities, and School.
Titles & Licenses
The Treasurer's Office titles and licenses all new and used motor vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs, trailers, snowmobiles and boats, releases and notarizes motor vehicle liens, and assists taxpayers in applying for duplicate motor vehicle title and permits.
Receiving & Managing
The Treasurer receives and accounts for all revenue collected by all County offices and is responsible for managing the County's investments. In addition, the Treasurer is responsible for submitting monthly remittance payments to the State as required by law.
In addition to collecting taxes and other forms of revenue, the Treasurer assists senior and disabled citizens file applications for property tax relief - applications are available January 2 at the Treasurer's Office and must be returned to the Treasurer's Office by April 1.
In conjunction with the State Departments of Revenue and Labor, the Treasurer issues distress warrants to the Sheriff's Office in the event of non-payment of state sales taxes or unemployment insurance.
Hunting & Fishing Licenses
The Treasurer's Office also sells South Dakota hunting and fishing licenses for resident and non-resident. Photo Id is required.
When you pay by check, you authorize us to use its information to process an electronic funds transfer (EFT). When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from you account as soon as the same day you make your payment.
DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES
All 2017 taxes payable in 2018 are delinquent as of November 1, 2018.
All taxes not paid to the Treasurer's office by November 29, 2018 were printed in the Black Hills Pioneer on Saturday, December 8, 2018 as delinquent taxes. As of November 30, an additional $4.50 advertising fee was added to the total amount due. Interest accrues monthly on delinquent taxes.
On December 17, 2018 Lawrence County held a tax certificate sale. At that time, a $10 certificate fee was added to all under tax parcels.
If your taxes are delinquent, please contact the Treasurer's office for the correct amount due with interest and additional late fees.
REGARDING ATV PERMITS:
Due to recent weather conditions, the Black Hills National Forest Service has temporarily closed motorized trails. 3,100 miles of Forest Service roads are still open. Contact the Forestry Office for additional details or with any questions. Any ATV temporary road permits that have been purchased through the county Treasurer's office will not be refunded or exchanged.