October 5, 2022

Fireworks: Where and When

The 4th of July is almost here, so where can you shoot Fireworks in Fall River County?


In Fall River County outside of city limits fireworks are permitted SOUTH of the Cheyenne River (everything North is in the Black Hills Fire Protection District) AS LONG AS the fire danger for the Prairie is LOW or MODERATE. The discharge of fireworks is permitted from June 27 through July 10, 2022.


Game, Fish, and Parks does not allow fireworks on their properties, this includes the Angostura Recreation Area as well as Sheps Canyon Recreation Area.

Hot Springs city limits

July 4th from 9AM – 11Pm Cones, Fountains and Novelty devices permitted as long as the fire danger for the Southern Hills is not VERY HIGH or EXTREME (See the City of Hot Springs Police Department page for Firework regulations)

No consumer fireworks that explode or provide a “report” such as but not limited to firecrackers, aerial mortars, bottle rockets, skyrockets, etc. may be discharged.

Edgemont City limits

Fireworks are permitted when the fire danger for the Prairie is LOW or MODERATE. From July 1st through the 5th, 9AM to 10PM (until midnight on the 4th).
Fireworks are NOT allowed within the Edgemont City Park without prior approval of the Edgemont Common Council. Fireworks are NOT allowed on any property marked as No Trespassing or with signs prohibiting the discharge of fireworks. All fireworks discharge must be cleaned up and properly disposed of within 24 hours.


Fireworks permitted as long as the fire danger for the Prairie is LOW or MODERATE. The discharge of fireworks is permitted from June 27 through July 5th, 2022.

As a reminder you can be held responsible for any fires started by Fireworks.

Employment Opportunity: Sheriff’s Deputy

The Fall River County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a county deputy. Candidates must be able to think and act quickly under pressure; remain calm in stressful situations; demonstrate ethical behavior; pass a background and drug test; be physically able to perform job functions.

Starting wage is $16.50-$20.50/hour DOE. Training and certification provided and required for continued employment.  Shifts may vary and may include weekend, overnight and holiday hours.  Benefits include paid health & dental insurance; vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and South Dakota Retirement. Submit Law Enforcement Applications to the Sheriff’s Office, 906 N. River St., Hot Springs, SD. Position open until filled.


See employment page for application

Election Results

Election Results for the 2022 Primary election are available through the South Dakota Secretary of State Website.

Fall River County Results

Statewide Results


Employment Opportunity: Assistant Emergency Manager (Part-time)

The Fall River County Emergency Manager is accepting applications for an assistant. Duties will include writing reports, data gathering, resource tracking, answering phones, attending meetings, taking and processing minutes, attending training on subjects pertaining to emergency management.  Should have a good working knowledge of computers, Microsoft word, excel, and publisher, ability to work with individuals under stress or irritation. Ability to work in all kinds of weather and under varying, sometimes dangerous, conditions. Must have a valid South Dakota Driver’s license. $14/hour starting wage. Open until filled. Submit applications to Fall River County Auditor’s Office at 906 N River St, Hot Springs SD 57747. See full description here.


See employment page for application


Important notice regarding property taxes

First 1/2 property taxes are due by April 30th, 2022 to avoid interest.
Multiple ways to pay:
* By phone (additional fees for using card over the phone)
* By mail – Must be postmarked April 30th or before to avoid interest.
* Stop by the Treasurer’s Office
* Secured drop box attached to building outside the Sheriff’s Office
Reminder if you are not paying in person and would like a returned receipt please provide a postage paid envelope for return.
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