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, 2018, into parcel B and C, your assessment value would be only on parcel A and would be payable in 2019. Your 2019 assessment would be split between parcel B and C for taxes payable in 2020.

  • If my new home is not complete by November 1, 2018 when will it be assessed?

    If your home is 60% complete on November 1, 2018, you will be assessed at 60% of its completed value for your 2019 assessment payable in 2020. If the home is then completed by November 1, 2019 you will be assessed at full and true value for the 2020 assessment for taxes payable in 2021.

  • If I build a house that is completed on or before November 1, 2018, when do I pay taxes?

    If your home is complete before November 1, 2018, we will be out to view the home in 2018. The value we arrive at will be on your 2019 assessment notice which you will receive around March 1, 2019. Then in 2020 you will receive a tax notice from the Treasurer for your 2019 assessment.

Announcements

Yankton County
Friday, February 21, 2020

The Yankton County Commission is hosting an informational meeting to discuss issues affecting our rural townships and also to outline the procedures and financial aspects for township secession from Yankton County.

The meeting is scheduled for Saturday February 29, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the County Government Center. All are encouraged to attend.

Yankton County Ambulance Task Force
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The next Yankton County Ambulance Task Force meeting will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 in the Yankton County Commission Meeting Room. The public is welcome to attend.

Yankton County Road Closures
Friday, December 13, 2019

For a map of the current closed roads in Yankton County due to the recent flooding Click Here.

Yankton County Highway Department
Monday, December 9, 2019

The Yankton County Highway Department asks the cooperation of all rural residents living along Yankton County Roads and Unorganized Township Roads to remove their electric fences from the Yankton County Right-of-Way and not to push the snow from your farmyard and/or driveways onto the Yankton County Right-of-Way. For more information please CLICK HERE.

Yankton County Highway Department
Monday, December 2, 2019

We will be in our winter hours starting with Monday, December 2, 2019. Monday-Friday, 6:45am - 3:00pm

Yankton County Conservation District
Friday, November 22, 2019

The Yankton County Conservation District Would like to present their Fall/Winter Newsletter/Order Form! To read the newsletter/order form CLICK HERE!

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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