Departments

Yankton County Equalization Department

Phone: (605) 260-4400, Opt 3
Fax: (605) 260-4493

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. They are also responsible for linking real properties to their respective owners and placing assessed values and owners' names on the assessment roles. Types of properties included in the assessment process are: residential, commercial, and agricultural classes of property. The office is responsible for determining the taxable value of over 14,000 parcels. The tax base in Yankton County is approximately 1.7 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; and 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.

Quick Links

2016 Annual Report

Staff

Lori Mackey

Director of Equalization Send an Email

Nancy

Matt

Michelle

Andrea

Jeff

FAQ

  • Is my property information available online:

    Yes, see the link for our Beacon portal

  • 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 before November 1, 2016, known as Parcel A into Parcel B and C, your assessment value would be only on Parcel A and would be payable in 2017. Your 2017 assessment would be split between Parcel B and C for taxes payable in 2018.

  • If my new home is not complete by November 1, 2017, when will it be assessed?

    If your home is 60% complete on November 1, 2016, you will be assessed at 60% of its completed value for your 2017 assessment payable in 2018. If the home is then completed by November 1, 2016 you will be assessed at full and true value for 2018 assessment payable in 2019.

  • If I build a house that is completed on or before November 1, 2016, when do I pay taxes?

    If your home is complete before November 1, 2016, we will be out to view the home in 2016. The value we arrive at will be on your 2017 assessment notice, which you will receive around March 1, 2017. Then in 2018, you will receive a tax notice from the Treasurer for your 2017 assessment.

Announcements

EMS - April Pool's Day on March 31, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Work Zone Awareness Week is April 3-7, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Highway Department - 2017 Milling Bids
Friday, March 24, 2017

Bid letting for 2017 Milling Services. See Notices & Bid Documents

Highway Department - NAPA Junction
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Yankton County Highway
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Load Limit Restrictions will be posted and will be in effect until notified. Click here for map

Planning and Zoning - 2017 Calendar
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Yankton County Emergency Management
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

You can text YCOEM to 898211 to receive up to date emergency information.

2017 Calendar
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Yankton County EMS 2017 CPR Class Schedule
Monday, November 21, 2016

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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