December 14, 2019

Archives for March 2019

National Weather Service Spotter Training

There will be NWS Spotter Training on April 4th, 2019 at 7pm.  The training will be held at the South Annex building located at 709 Jensen Hwy, Hot Springs (old ambulance building).

Court House Closed – Late Start Thursday

The Oglala Lakota & Fall River County courthouse, in Hot Springs, will be closed on Wednesday March 13th, 2019 and have a late start Thursday March 14th, 2019 due to the predicted winter storm. Office hours on Thursday March 14th, 2019 will be 10am to 5pm. 

Owner Occupied – Deadline Approaching

Homeowners have until March 15 to apply for property tax relief through the owner-occupied program.

Any South Dakotan who owned and occupied a home on Nov. 1, 2018 is eligible for this classification and its property tax reduction. Taxpayers who have previously received this reduction and still own and occupy the same home will continue to receive the property tax reduction without applying.

The 2019 valuation notices sent to taxpayers beginning March 1, 2019 indicate if the property classification is owner-occupied. Homeowners are advised to check their notices to ensure their property is classified as owner-occupied.

Taxpayers who have purchased or built a home prior to Nov. 1, 2018 may apply for this classification through their local county director of equalization.

You can get more information and the application on Oglala Lakota County website page or by contacting the Oglala Lakota County Director of Equalization office at 745-5136

2019 Assessment Notices

2019 Property Assessment Notices will be mailed out to all property owners by March 1, 2019. All property owners should review the information on the notice for accuracy. Any changes we have made to your property, such as classification, legal descriptions, and values will be reflected. If you do not receive a notice, or if you find any errors on your notice, please contact our office.
**REMEMBER** You CAN NOT appeal your tax bill, but you may appeal your assessed values. For more details regarding the appeal process and appeal deadlines, go to our website at fallriver.sdcounties.org . Our job is to maintain fair and equitable assessments. Please contact our office at 745-5136 with any questions or concerns you may have.