January 22, 2018

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.


Tax Notices 2018

Fee land owners 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. […]

Director of Equalization – New Location

The Director of Equalization’s Office (assessors) has moved to their new location at 1029 N River St. This new location is located directly across the street from the courthouse in the former SD Extension and Weed & Pest Office building.  There will be an open house for the public on Friday, January 19th from 2 -5 […]

Courthouse Closed – New Years

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