January 18, 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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Tax Notices 2019

Landowners in Oglala Lakota County should be receiving their tax notices in the mail this week (Jan 14th).   Taxes are due in two payments.  The first half is due by April 30th, the second half by October 31st. If you do not receive your tax notice please contact the Treasurer’s Office at 605-745-5145. Taxes can […]

Courthouse Closed – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The Fall River & Oglala Lakota County Courthouse in Hot Springs, SD will be closed on Monday January 21st, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Regular Office Hours will resume on Tuesday, January 22nd.

Courthouse Closed – New Years

The Fall River & Oglala Lakota County Courthouse in Hot Springs will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st in observance of New Years Day.  Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd.  Happy New Year!

Courthouse Holiday Hours

The Fall River & Oglala Lakota County Courthouse will close at Noon on Monday, Dec. 24 and remain closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. All offices will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, Dec. 26.