May 26, 2024

2023 Summer Reassessment

Map of reassessment area for Oglala Lakota County, summer 2023.Oglala Lakota County is on a 7 year cycle for assessment of real estate property.  That is every property is visited at least once every seven years.  In OLC this is done by visiting the properties in the area of Batesland in one year and the properties in the rest of the county three years later.  The Batesland area was visited in 2023.  The other fee properties in OLC will be visited in 2026.  The Batesland area will be visited again in 2030.  Properties with reported changes are still visited annually.

 

Weekly Area

The assessors have completed the 2023 summer reassessment project.

 

 

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 or Fall River County Dispatch at 605-745-5155.

 

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