March 27, 2017

Employment Opportunity – Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant: The Fall River County Treasurer’s Office is accepting applications for a full-time administrative assistant. Applicant must have the ability to work well with others, good organizational, computer & customer service skills, and the ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Starting wage is $10.00/hour with full benefits: paid health & dental insurance; vacation, holiday and sick leave; and South Dakota Retirement. Position is 40 hours a week, hours are 8-5, Monday – Friday. Apply at the Treasurer’s Office at 906 N River St. (605-745-5145). Position open until filled.


See employment page for application and other available jobs.

2017 Assessment Notices Mailed

The Fall River County Director of Equalization (DOE) has mailed the assessment notices for 2017.  Notices were mailed March 1st and should be received within the week.  If you do not receive your assessment notice please contact their office at 605-745-5136.

Items to check on your assessment notice:

  1. Property Class: all properties are classed as Agricultural (AG), Non-Agricultural (NA), or Owner Occupied (OO).
  2. Assessment Value: this is the value that the DOE believes you could sell this property for on the open market.
  3. Legal Description: if a new plat was filed for a property before November of 2016 check to see that the legal description was update.

If there are issues with any of the above or issues involving owner name or contact information please contact the DOE office before March 16th (for Oelrichs, Argentine, Provo) or before April 4th (for remainder of county including Hot Springs and Edgemont.)

The value listed on your 2017 assessment notice will be used to compute your tax bill that will be delivered in January of 2018. Remember, it is not possible to appeal your taxes, if your assessed value is too high you must appeal NOW to get your taxes lowered for 2018.

2017 School Land Lease Auction

A school land lease auction will be held in the Fall River County Courthouse, basement meeting room in Hot Springs, SD on March 31, 2017 at 2:00PM (MT).

A list of tracts available for lease may be obtained at the Fall River County Auditor’s Office or by contacting the Office of School & Public Lands at (605) 773-3303. You may also visit the SPL website    For more information contact Mike Cornelison, Office of School & Public Lands, 500 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD  57501-5070 or phone (605)773-4172.  Disabled individuals needing assistance should contact the Office of School and Public Lands at least 48 hours in advance of the auction to make any necessary arrangements.

Land List for Auction

Terms & Conditions Ag Lease

Terms & Conditions Grazing Lease

2017 AUM Rate

Courthouse Closed – President’s Day

The Fall River County Courthouse will be closed Monday, February 20th, in observance of President’s Day. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, February 21st.

Understanding Taxes

Understanding Taxes Presentation

The link above presents several interactive maps that display answers to a variety of questions that are often raised regarding where taxes come from and where they go in Fall River County.