October 24, 2017

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.


Winter Weather Preparedness

As the winter season approaches, the National Weather Service encourages people to prepare for extreme winter conditions by taking the following steps: – Check your vehicle’s battery, antifreeze, wipers and windshield washer, ignition, thermostat, and tires. – Even if you do not make long trips, put a winter survival kit in each vehicle–you may need […]

Property Taxes – 2nd Half Due

This is a reminder from your County Treasurer, Kelli Rhoe, that property taxes are due by Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. To avoid long lines, please come in early, call or mail in your payment to us at 906 North River Street, Hot Springs, SD 57747. The Treasurers Office phone number is 605-745-5145. Our office hours […]

Courthouse Closed – Native American Day

The Oglala Lakota & Fall River County Courthouse in Hot Springs will be closed Monday, October 9th in observance of Native American Day. Regular business will resume as usual on Tuesday, October 10th.