Departments

Yankton County Equalization Department

Phone: (605) 260-4400, Opt 3

Mailing Address:
321 West 3 St Suite 203
Yankton, SD 57078

Hours of Operation:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. -- Monday - Friday (including the noon hour)

The Equalization's Office is located on the second floor of the Yankton County Government Center Building in the NE Corner.

The Yankton County Director of Equalization is appointed by the Yankton Board of Commissioners.

The function of the Director of Equalization Office is to annually value all real property in Yankton County at its full and true value.
The Director of Equalization and his/her staff are responsible for:
- Discovering, listing and valuing all real property within Yankton County
- Responsible for linking real properties to their respective owners and placing assessed values and owners' names on the assessment roll. Types of properties included in the assessment process are: residential, commercial, and agricultural classes of property.
- Responsible for determining the taxable value of over 14,800 parcels. The tax base in Yankton County is approximately 2 billion dollars.

The Director of Equalization has a number of additional responsibilities which include:
- Providing equalization between classes of property
- Deciding on adjustments to properties
- Reviewing all abatements
- Administering all state laws pertaining to the ad valorem property tax assessment
- Providing for the review and appeal of assessments
- Testifying in court on assessments
- Deciding on tax exemptions and tracking each exemption

The Director of Equalization and his/her staff must be certified by the South Dakota Department of Revenue in order to assess real property for tax purposes. After initial certification, appraisers must be re-certified every five years. Requirements for re-certification include: attending and passing the annual Department of Revenue sponsored school, USPAP, attending workshops, and attending the South Dakota Association of Assessing Officers Conferences.

Staff

Lori Mackey

Director of Equalization Send an Email

Matt Archer

Deputy Director Send an Email

Nancy

Michelle

Andrea

Jeff

FAQ

  • Is my property information available online?

    Yes. To access Beacon, click here

  • If I split a property, when will I be assessed and when will I pay taxes on the two pieces separately?

    If you split a property, for example, Parcel A, before November 1, 2019, into parcel B and C, your assessment value would be only on parcel A and would be payable in 2020. Your 2020 assessment would be split between parcel B and C for taxes payable in 2021.

  • If my new home is not complete by November 1, 2019 when will it be assessed?

    If your home is 60% complete on November 1, 2019, you will be assessed at 60% of its completed value for your 2020 assessment payable in 2021. If the home is then completed by November 1, 2020 you will be assessed at full and true value for the 2021 assessment for taxes payable in 2022.

  • If I build a house that is completed on or before November 1, 2019, when do I pay taxes?

    If your home is complete before November 1, 2019, we will be out to view the home in 2019. The value we arrive at will be on your 2020 assessment notice which you will receive around March 1, 2020. Than in 2021, you will receive a tax notice from the Treasurer for your 2020 assessment.

Announcements

Highway Department Hours
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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

Main Phone:
605.260.4400

Address:
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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