February 22, 2024

Photo of Badlands Scenery.

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 Bill Mailing Issues

Due to a software conversion issue with the address update file some 2023 pay 2024 tax bills were sent to incorrect addresses and individuals. If you are an owner who sold property this last year and still received a tax bill please disregard. You will be receiving a letter to this effect as soon as […]

Elderly & Disabled Assessment Freeze Applications in the mail

The Treasurer’s office has mailed out applications for the Elderly & Disabled Assessment Freeze to individuals who were in the program in Oglala Lakota County last year.  Eligibility Requirements for 2024 are as follows: Must be at least 65 years of age or disabled. Income cannot exceed $40,290 for a single-member household, or $51,801 for […]

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!


Changes for the Treasurer’s Office Effective February 1st, 2024 changes are coming to the Oglala Lakota County Treasurer’s office regarding the titling & registering of vehicles. Those changes are as follows: * Must have photo identification in the form of Driver’s license, State issued ID., Tribal ID. or passport to title vehicles, register vehicles or for the […]

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