October 25, 2016

The county is entirely within the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and contains part of Badlands National Park. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county; taxes on alcohol consumed within the county go to other counties.

Oglala Lakota County is one of two counties in South Dakota that does not have its own county seat (Todd County is the other). Hot Springs in neighboring Fall River County serves as its administrative center. It is also one of five South Dakota counties that are entirely on an Indian reservation. (The others are Corson, Dewey, Todd, and Ziebach.)

Oglala Lakota County was renamed in May of 2015, originally it had been named Shannon County. Until 1982 Oglala Lakota and Washabaugh County, South Dakota, were the last unorganized counties in the United States. Although it was organized and received a home rule charter that year, Oglala Lakota County, as noted above, contracts with Fall River County for its Auditor, Treasurer, Director of Equalization, State’s Attorney and Registrar of Deeds.

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Commissioner – Special Meeting

A special meeting of the Oglala Lakota County Commission will take place on Tuesday, October 25th to discuss the early vote site and alternative locations. Agenda

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Election and Voter Registration Announcements

Election Season has begun in Fall River and Oglala Lakota County. Early Voting began on September 23 and will continue through November 7th every day the Courthouse is open. The Last Day to Register to vote for this election is October 24, 2016 by 5 pm. Make sure you’re registered so you can support your […]


South Dakota Winter Weather Preparedness Day

The National Weather Service is sponsoring the annual South Dakota Winter Weather Preparedness Day Wednesday, October 26. As the winter season approaches, the National Weather Service encourages people to prepare for extreme winter conditions by taking the following steps: Check your vehicle’s battery, antifreeze, wipers and windshield washer, ignition, thermostat, and tires. Even if you […]