October 2, 2022

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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.



Courthouse Closed – 4th Of July

Fall River & Oglala Lakota County Courthouse in Hot Springs will be closed on Monday, July 4th, 2022 in observance of the 4th of July holiday. Normal hours of 8am – 5pm will resume Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.

Election Results

Election Results for the 2022 Primary election are available through the South Dakota Secretary of State Website. Oglala Lakota County Results Oglala Lakota School District Results Statewide Results  

Courthouse Closed – Memorial Day

The Fall River County Courthouse will be closed Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day.  Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, May 31st.

Important notice regarding property taxes.

First 1/2 property taxes are due by April 30th, 2022 to avoid interest. Multiple ways to pay: * By phone (additional fees for using card over the phone) * By mail – Must be postmarked April 30th or before to avoid interest. * Stop by the Treasurer’s Office * Secured drop box attached to building […]

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