May 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.

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Vote Early!

Absentee voting for the 2018 Primary election has begun!  In Oglala Lakota County you may vote at the SuAnne Big Crow Center in Pine Ridge or at Fall River County Courthouse in Hot Springs from now to June 4th.  Please bring a photo ID with you. The both locations are open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (closed Memorial […]

Taxes Due – April 30th

First half property taxes, as well as, all special assessments are due by 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 mail. If you would […]

Statewide Tornado Drill

The Annual Statewide Tornado Drill is at 9:00am MST, Wednesday, April 25th.