May 2, 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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Employment Opportunity: Assessor

Assessor: The Fall River County Department of Equalization is accepting applications for a permanent full-time certified assessor. Applicant must have excellent customer service, computer, math, written and verbal communication skills, and have the ability to read maps and understand legal descriptions. Applicant must have assessor certification or be willing to obtain. Experience in construction, real […]

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Employment Opportunity: Clerk

Clerk: The Fall River County Department of Equalization is accepting applications for a permanent full-time clerk. Applicant must have excellent customer service, computer, math, written and verbal communication skills, and have the ability to read maps and understand legal descriptions. Working day is 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Starting wage $9.50/hour. Position has full benefits: health insurance, SD retirement, annual & […]

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Reminder! Taxes Deadline

Remember that the 1st half of taxes (and all special assessments) are due by April 30th which is next week. Those who plan to pay in person at the Treasurer’s office should try to avoid coming from 11:00 to 1:00, or on Fridays as these are the busiest times. Taxes can also be paid online […]