Treasurer

Duties

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.

Application Assistance

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. Below is a link to the 2020 application.

Assessment Freeze 2020 Application

Distress Warrants

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 When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from you account as soon as the same day you make your payment.

PLEASE NOTE:

Any unpaid 2018 property taxes were delinquent as of November 1, 2019. All delinquent taxes are subject to interest per South Dakota state law. The delinquent tax list was published in the Black Hills Pioneer on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The tax certificate sale was held on December 16, 2019. Please contact our office to get a correct payoff amount before sending in a payment.