February 23, 2018

Meeting Cancelled – Late Start

The Fall River County Commissioner meeting for Tuesday February 20th has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. The Commissioner Meeting will now take place on Tuesday, February 27th.  The Fall River County Courthouse offices will open at 10 AM on Tuesday (Feb 20th). Further updates as the situation changes.

Courthouse Closed – President’s Day

The Fall River County Courthouse will be closed Monday, February 19th, in observance of President’s Day. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, February 20th.

Courthouse Closed – Winter Storm

The Fall River County Courthouse is closing at noon today (Friday, February 9th) due to the current winter storm. No travel is advised, if you must be on the road drive carefully and make sure to have your emergency kit in your vehicle!

Open House & Chamber Mixer

The Fall River County Emergency Management, Fall River County Weed & Pest, SDSU Fall River County Extension/4H, and the South Dakota Department of Health Child & Family Services Offices will how an open house on Tuesday, February 13th form 4 – 6pm.  This will be a chance for the public to check out Fall River County’s new ‘South Annex’ Building (formerly the ambulance building) and learn more about the many community-serving agencies here for YOU!  This open house will be held in conjunction will the Hot Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Mixer.  [see flyer]


Tuesday, Feb 13, 4-6pm

709 Jensen Hwy

Breakdown of Taxes 2018

The Taxable Value of Fall River County increased about 19 million this year.  The commercial reassessment accounted for 7 million of that increase.  The other increases included 10 million in residential, 9 million in agricultural land, and 2 million in agricultural homes.  There was a loss of 9 million in the value of utilities.  The following table shows the taxable value of the county by property type for the last 5 years.


The following table shows taxes collect each year.  Taxes to be collected in 2018 increased about $50,000 from last year but decreased about $22,000 from 2016.  Taxes collected by the county have been about $10 million since 2015.


The following charts show the data from the tables above.

The value of the county has been increasing for the last five years, with the budget remaining the same most areas have seen reductions in their mill levies. The following chart shows the mill levies by property type for 5 example tax districts in Fall River County. The mill levy reductions from 2014 to 2018 are evident.


The following pie chart shows what entities receive the taxes collected county wide.

Full Report: Tax Breakdown Report 2018