June 19, 2024

Summer Reassessment

Oglala Lakota County is on a 7 year cycle for assessment of real estate property. This year the area to be reassessed is in the eastern portion of Oglala Lakota County. These areas include properties in: Township 36N Ranges 41W – 43W, Township 35N Ranges 41w- 43W, Township 37N Range 41W, Township 38N Range 41W, and the part of Township 39N Range 41W accessed from BIA 17, also the community of Batesland. See map below for entire area.


Map of reassessment area for Oglala Lakota County, summer 2023.



Updates on this work will be posted on the home page of the website each week and on our  2023 Summer Reassessment page.


Below are some common questions regarding reassessment:

Why my property?  Oglala Lakota County implemented a 7-year rotation after the county-wide reassessment was completed.  This ensures that every property is physically visited by an assessor at least once every 7 years.  Your neighborhood is one of those scheduled to be visited this year.

What is reassessment?    Reassessment is when the assessor comes to your property to check for any changes, whether improvements or deterioration of buildings.  They will take new exterior photos and walk around the outside of your buildings.  If you are present they may ask you questions about the interior of the building, if you are not present they will leave a doorhanger with contact information so they can converse with you about the property later via phone or email.

When exactly will you be at my property?  We will be posting on our website which streets are being assessed each week, you can check there for updates.

Why don’t you make appointments? The short answer: it takes less time for our assessors to start at one end of the street and do each property than it does to jump from property to property based on appointments.  As we are paid by tax dollars, we consider it most important that we perform this job in a time efficient manner.   The door-to-door method has proven to be three times more efficient than making appointments.

Who is coming? Our assessors will have county identification badges and will be driving a county vehicle. If you are suspicious that someone is falsely claiming to be as assessor, please call our office at 605-745-5136.

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