Susan Boadwine, Treasurer
1300 Sherman Street, Suite 107
Sturgis, SD 57785
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday *excluding holidays
The Treasurers office is responsible for collecting all taxes for the County, including real estate, mobile home, and special assessments.
We assist the disabled and senior citizens to see if they qualify for a tax freeze, which freezes the assessed value of their home. This needs to be applied for between January and April 1st of every year. There is also a sales and property tax refund program the state provides that we can help with. (Applications accepted from May 1st to July 1st.) There are income and other guidelines that must be met for the freeze and refund.
We handle all title transfers and renew licenses on new and used motor vehicles and boats (except for pro-rate vehicles). We now handle all lien notations, releases, and duplicate titles on motor vehicles. You can get forms by clicking on "Forms" under Treasuer and then to the appropriate form or at the South Dakota Department of Motor Vehicles website.
We can also issue temporary and permanent portable handicap permits for disabled persons.
The Treasurer receives and accounts for all County funds and is responsible for managing the County's investments. In addition, the Treasurer is responsible for submitting monthly remittance payments to the State as required by law. The Treasurer will issue distress warrants on behalf of the Department of Revenue and Department of Labor as required by law.
We issue kennel licenses for all kennels in the county (kennels will need to be inspected).
The Treasurers office is responsible for collecting all taxes for the county, including: Real Estate, Mobile Home, and Special Assessments.
Notices are mailed to owners in January. The first half is due on or before April 30th and the second half is due on or before October 31st. Real Estate taxes are paid in arrears. Example: in the year 2009 you will be paying on the 2008 taxes. All special assessments and all taxes less than $50.00 will be due on or before April 30th. In December there is a tax certificate sale on the property. We do accept payments that are postmarked for the April and October deadline. We would appreciate if when mailing your payments that you include a phone number or contact information.
1976 and older mobile homes are registered and payable in the current year. 1977 and newer mobile homes are considered real property and are payable the same as real estate taxes.
We also can assist senior citizens or disabled persons to see if they qualify for a tax freeze. This will freeze the assessed value of their property. This will need to be applied for between January and April 1st of each year. There is also a Sales and property tax refund program the state provides for senior and disabled person. The applications are accepted from May 1st to July 1st. There are income and other guidelines for each of these forms. For information regarding either of these programs please call our office (605) 347-5871. See also the "forms" link to get the qualifications or to download the form.