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 When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from you account as soon as the same day you make your payment.
Any unpaid 2018 property taxes were delinquent as of November 1, 2019. All delinquent taxes are subject to interest per South Dakota state law. Please contact our office to get a correct payoff amount before sending in a payment. The delinquent tax list was published in the Black Hills Pioneer on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Below is the link for a copy of the list. Any taxes still unpaid as of Monday, December 16, 2019 will be eligible for purchase at the tax certificate sale.
LAWRENCE COUNTY OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25 FOR CHRISTMAS. ANY MOTOR VEHICLE BUSINESS DUE BETWEEN SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 AND WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25 MUST BE IN OUR OFFICE PRIOR TO DECEMBER 21 TO AVOID ANY LATE FEES. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.