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

Matt Archer

Director of Equalization Send an Email

Michelle Goeken

Deputy Director of Equalization Send an Email

Jeff

Appraiser

Jessica

Appraiser

Andrea

Fieldman

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, 2020, into parcel B and C, your assessment value would be only for parcel A and would be payable in 2021. Your 2021 assessment would be split between parcel B and C for taxes payable in 2022.

  • 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, 2020, you will be assessed at 60% of its completed value for your 2021 assessment payable in 2022. If the home is then completed by November 1, 2021 you will be assessed at full and true market value for the 2022 assessment for taxes payable in 2023.

  • 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, 2020, we will be out to view the home in 2020. The value we arrive at will be on your 2021 assessment notice which you will receive around March 1, 2021. Then in 2022, you will receive a tax notice from the Treasurer for your 2021 assessment.

Announcements

Yankton County Emergency Management
Monday, April 5, 2021

On April 5, 2021 the Yankton County Office of Emergency Management and the Yankton County Commission adopted a Burn Ban Resolution in effect from April 5, 2021 until May 4, 2021 when the Yankton County OEM and the Yankton County Commission will revisit the issue at the Yankton County Commission Meeting. To read more about it CLICK HERE.

Yankton County Weed Department
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Yankton County Weed Department is going to begin inspections for Noxious Weeds on Wednesday, May 1, 2021. To learn more information please click here.

Yankton County Highway Department
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Spring Load Limits for Yankton County begin March 1, 2021. For more information CLICK HERE.

Yankton County Highway Department
Friday, January 1, 2021

We are in our winter hours now which are 6:45 am to 3:00 pm -- Monday thru Friday.

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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