April 23, 2021

Late Start -Winter Weather

The Fall River County courthouse will have a two hour late start on Monday,  March 15th due to the winter storm. This may be extended to a full day closure should weather continue.

Employment Opportunity – Legal Assistant

The Fall River County State’s Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for a permanent full-time legal assistant. The position will perform a variety of complex legal and secretarial duties, must possess excellent oral and writing skills, basic knowledge of office practices and procedures and a working knowledge of all office equipment. Knowledge of correct English usage, spelling, punctuation, and legal terminology.  Applicants must be able to pass a background investigation. Starting Salary is $14.00 – $16.00 per hour D.O.E.  Applications may be submitied to the Fall River County State’s Attorney, 906 N. River St. Ste. 301, Hot Springs, SD. Deadline is March 31, 2021.


See employment page for application.

Assessment Notices Mailed

Fall River County assessment notices were mailed on Friday, February 26th.  Residents of Fall River County should expect to see their assessment notice arrive this week.  If you do not receive your notice please contact the Director of Equalization’s office at 605-745-5136 or [email protected] .

Things to check on your assessment notice:

  • Value – the value should indicate what your property would sell for on the open market.  If you feel this number does not represent your properties value you have a short window of time to appeal this value. Check out the Appeal Deadline page and contact the Director of Equalization’s office at the contact information above.
  • Class – There are three properties classes in South Dakota: OO – owner occupied (this is for your primary residence), AG – agricultural properties, NA – non-agricultural properties (this includes everything else including commercial).  The class code shows up between the school district and acre/lot information.
  • Name, Legal, Acreage – Particularly if there have been changes such as sales or new plats on your property this year it is a good idea to check the basic information on the assessment notice to insure that no typos have been made along with the changes.

If any of the above information needs correction or if you have questions please contact the Director of Equalization’s office at 605-745-5136 or [email protected]

Remember that it is not possible to appeal your taxes, only your assessment value can be appealed.  When the tax bill is published next January for these values it will be too late to make corrections to values.

New Mill Levies Published

The mill levies for the 2020 taxes (payable in 2021) have been published.  For the eighth year in a row most tax districts have seen a reduction in the mill levy.  However, the reduction was smaller than it has been in recent years.

Tax District 39 (City of Edgemont) saw a 1% increase in their owner occupied mill levy and a 0.5% increase in non-owner occupied (which includes commercial). The increase was caused by an increase in the city’s portion of the mill levy.  Tax District 6 (City of Hot Springs) had 0% change to the owner occupied mill levy and a 0.3% decrease to the non-owner occupied.  This was an increase in the school mill and a decrease in the city, county and ambulance mills that canceled each other out.

For information on other tax districts please see the full list of mill levies below.

Full List of Mill Levies by Tax District

Employment Opportunity – Truck Drive/Heavy Equipment Operator

The Fall River County Highway Department is accepting applications for a full time Truck Driver/Heavy Equipment Operator. This job requires that the applicant possess a Class “A” C.D.L. Full benefits including: vacation and sick leave, SD retirement; paid health, vision and dental insurance. For more information call us at 605-745-5137. Application available on the county employment page or at one of the following locations: the SD Department of Labor, the Fall River County Courthouse, the Fall River County Highway Department Office. Open until filled.


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