June 19, 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.

 

 

SD SOS Press Release

SECRETARY OF STATE UPDATES VOTERS ON POST-ELECTION AUDITS  (Pierre, S.D.) – With the June 4th Primary Election quickly approaching, Secretary of State Monae L. Johnson would like to update voters on the newest process being implemented to ensure the accuracy of South Dakota’s elections: post-election audits. Post-election audits must be conducted within fifteen days of the completion […]

Courthouse Closed – Memorial Day

The Fall River & Oglala Lakota County Courthouse in Hot Springs will be closed Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day.  Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, May 28th.

Telephone Scam Alert

Telephone Scam – Secretary Johnson Warns Citizens of fake groups claiming to be making calls on behalf of SOS Office (Pierre, S.D.) – Secretary of State Monae L. Johnson is warning South Dakotans to be aware of scammers after citizens have reported receiving calls, coming from random numbers with a 605-area code, where the caller is claiming they are […]

Reminder: First-half Property Tax Due by April 30th

The first half of property taxes are due to the Treasurer’s office by Tuesday, April 30th. You can pay your taxes over the phone by credit card (additional card processing fee), by check through the mail (postmarked by April 30th), or in person at the courthouse at 906 N River St. For those planning to […]

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