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
Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Yankton County Planning and Zoning Office will be open Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 and Wednesday April 24th, 2019 from 9am-5pm and Friday, April 26th, 2019 from 9am-12pm. Any questions you might have outside of these hours should be directed to the Yankton County Auditor's office on the first floor of the Government Center. Phone number 605-260-4400 ext. 0. Yankton County Auditor's Office Hours are 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.

Yankton County Road Closures
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

For a map of flood related road closures, go to the Departments Tab at the top of this page and go down to Emergency Management. This map is being updated as roads become open or closed.

Yankton County
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tonight Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Yankton County Commission Meeting, Yankton County Emergency Manager Paul Scherschligt announced a Burn Ban that goes into effect immediately until further notice.

Yankton County
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Yankton County Government Center and other Non-Emergency Offices will be closed Friday, April 19th, 2019 so our employees can spend time with their families for the holiday weekend.

Press Release: Travel Advisory- Yankton County
Friday, April 5, 2019
Yankton County Highway Department
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Yankton County EMS
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Yankton County EMS is going to be offering public CPR classes. For a list of dates and times of these classes go to the Yankton Emergency Medical Services page on this website under Departments.

2019 Calendar
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Highway Department Hours
Sunday, November 25, 2018

We will be in our winter hours starting with Monday, November 26, 2018.
Monday-Friday, 7:00am - 3:00pm

Veteran's Service Office - Drivers Wanted
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Please contact our office if you are interested in driving the DAV van. (605) 260-4400, Ext. 8

Yankton County Emergency Management
Monday, January 1, 2018

You can text YCOEM to 85511 to receive up to date emergency information.

Yankton County Commission Meeting Policy & Form
Thursday, November 23, 2017

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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