Yankton County

Starting today, September 3rd, 2020, all Yankton County Government Buildings will be implementing several changes that you need to be aware of when doing business there.

First, everyone entering the building should utilize the hand sanitizer station before proceeding further into the building.

Secondly, masks will be worn when in the building by both staff and patrons. Please bring your mask with you when doing business there. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you at the counter that you are doing business at. All departments have them available for you as needed.

During this pandemic, your safety and the safety of our employees are of the utmost importance to us. The use of masks will continue until further notice.

The Yankton County Auditor will be reopening their counter for normal business. The commission room will be open for absentee voting. Social distancing guidelines will be used including the spacing of six feet between individuals. Please do not come to the Government Center if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.

The Yankton County Treasurer office counter will be reopened for normal business. We will limit service to two customers at a time at the counter requiring that all customers maintain a 6-foot distance from each other. Once a customer leaves the counter, we will disinfect after which another customer will be able to approach the alternate counter to conduct business.

The Yankton County Register of Deeds office counter will be reopened for all regular business. People who need birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, marriage licenses, copies of real estate documents and other services will be helped at the ROD’s window stations. Access to the ROD vault will continue to be limited to one customer at a time. Phone the Register of Deeds office at (605) 260-4465; (605) 260-4463; or (605) 260-4466 to make an appointment to use the ROD vault for land records research.

The Yankton County Equalization Office will open its’ window to the public. There is a plexiglass guard on the counter to protect both the staff and the public. Please continue to follow the CDC’s guideline of staying 6’ apart.

The Yankton County Planning and Zoning will be reopened for all regular business. Our preference will still be for citizens that want to come to the office to make an appointment at (605) 260-4447 or (605) 260-4445. Be prepared to then be asked some medical questions upon arrival. Building permits are done online through the county website at co.yankton.sd.us under the Planning and Zoning Department tab. All other activity such as Variances, Conditional Uses, Rezones, Plats, etc.…. can be discussed by telephone or by appointment.

The Yankton County Contact Center will be open our usual hours. We ask that only one person be in our office at a time. We also ask that you wear a face mask if possible. If you are uncomfortable coming into the office, please call 260-4400 ext. 2 and we will make other arrangements.

The Yankton County WIC and Office of Child & Family Services office will be offering services by phone only. Please call (605)260-4400 Option 1 to speak with staff.

The Yankton County Veterans Service Office will revert back to an open-door policy. Office hours are 9 AM until Noon, 1 PM until 5 PM, Monday through Friday. It is advisable for anyone needing the services of the veteran’s service office to call ahead for an appointment. The phone number to the veteran’s service office is 260-4420. Making an appointment call can be a great help in asking some of your preliminary questions and finding out what kind of documentation is necessary to bring to your appointment. The veterans service office is staged so that social distancing standards are being met.

The Yankton County Extension Office will be open as normal on Monday. There will be no applicator testing at this time.

The Yankton County EMS office still remains open and is fully operational.

The Yankton County Office of Emergency Management continues to remain open. We do ask that you stay behind the daisy line. Address signs and other information that may be needed is available for pickup. The emergency operation center remains open at a level 2 status. We are following all CDC recommendations within our facility.



Possible Quorum
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

There will be a possible quorum of the Yankton County Commissioners and the Yankton County Planning Commissioners on Monday, October 26, 2020 at the Yankton Archery Center for the Farm Forum Event at 7:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend.

Yankton County
Friday, October 9, 2020

There will be a Drainage Commission Meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Commission Meeting Room. To learn more about this meeting and what it will be about CLICK HERE.

Press Release
Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Yankton County Office of Emergency Management has issued a press release regarding the measures that Yankton County is taking to keep the staff and public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and due to the increasing number of cases in our community. To read the press release CLICK HERE.

Highway Department Hours
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

We are currently in our Summer Hours, which are 6:30am thru 5:00pm Monday thru Thursday.

Upcoming Meetings

Drainage Commission Meeting

Date: October 27, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Commission Meeting Room

Commission Meeting

Date: November 5, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Commission Meeting Room

Planning Commission Meeting

Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Commission Meeting Room

Main Phone:

321 West 3rd Street, Suite 100 Yankton, SD 57078

Office Hours:
9:00am - 5:00pm CST, Monday-Friday
Closed on Holidays, Saturdays, & Sunday

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