April 23, 2019

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.) [Article: Why Does a Reservation County also have a County Government?]

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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Statewide Tornado Drill

South Dakota will have its Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.  Sirens will blow! A statewide tornado drill will be conducted for South Dakota by the National Weather Service between 9:00 and 9:30 am MDT (10:00 and 10:30 am CDT) on Wednesday, April 24.  Because the exercise is used to ensure communications and […]

County Appeal Board – Rescheduled

The Oglala Lakota County appeal board was to meet on Friday, April 12th.  This meeting has been moved to Friday, April 19th.  The meeting will be held on the 3rd floor of the Fall River County Courthouse in Hot Springs (906 N River St)

1st Half Taxes Due – April 30th

The first half of taxes are due to the Treasurer’s Office by end of day on Tuesday, April 30th.  In addition, all taxes under $50 are due and payable in full on or before April 30th.  Please bring your tax payment stubs with you or include them in your envelope if you are paying by […]

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).