February 22, 2024

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 we are able to finish processing the corrected address file.
  • If you are a new owner who purchased property this last year we will be printing new tax bills. You will be receiving the new bill in the mail as soon as we are able to finish processing the corrected address file.
  • If you made an address change with the county this last year the tax bill was mailed to the old address. You will be receiving the new bill in the mail as soon as we are able to finish processing the corrected address file.
  • If you are an exempt organization you may have received a tax bill with a zero dollar amount.
  • If your address contains 4 lines instead of 3, for example if your address has a Care-of line the system may also have formatted your address incorrectly. We will resend these as they are returned to us in the mail.

If you do not wish to wait to know what your taxes are, the total taxes due for 2024 are available on our website. On the Oglala Lakota County website click ‘Online Map’ and then ‘Real Estate Search’. You can then use your name, address, or parcel number to search for your property.  Tax information is located near the bottom of the property page just above the property sketch.

Please be aware that property owners are responsible for property taxes regardless of whether they receive a tax notice in the mail.  If you own property in Oglala Lakota County and do not receive a tax notice in the next month please contact the Treasurer’s office.

 

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 a multiple-member household.
  • Have owned the single-family dwelling for at least one year and have been a resident of South Dakota for at least one year.
  • Have resided for at least 200 days of the previous calendar year (2023) in the single-family dwelling, the value of said dwelling must be under $345,340.

Owners who have not previously been in the program can apply using this application. This letter from the treasurer’s office further explains the documents needed to file the application.

Applications are due April 1, 2024. (Applications for the program must be filed yearly).

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!

VEHICLES, VEHICLES, VEHICLES

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 processing of any paperwork regarding motor vehicles.
* Customers who have an out of State driver’s license/State ID. or are using a passport, you will need to bring in your social security card, W2 or a non-expired Tribal ID with your full social security number to title vehicles.
* If you are titling a vehicle and are an Oglala Sioux Tribal member living in Oglala Lakota County at the time you purchased the vehicle, you are required to bring either your Tribal ID. or blood degree to be eligible for the tribal tax exemption. We will no longer process vehicles using the tribal tax exemption if Tribal ID or blood degree letter are not provided at time of visit.
** These changes are to prevent blocks/stops/collections on your vehicle accounts.

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