Departments

Yankton County Weed and Pest Department

Phone: (605)260-4476
Fax: (605)260-4492
Address: 3302 W City Limits Road, Yankton SD 57078
SummerHours: 6:30am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Thursday
Winter Hours: 7:00am thru 3:00 pm, Monday thru Friday

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Staff

Jim Liebsch

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Beth Wilhelms

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FAQ

  • What does the Yankton County Weed & Pest Department do?

    We control declared noxious weeds, along State and Local County Right-of-Ways and most Township Roads. We also enforce South Dakota Weed Laws per SDCL 38-22. We also provide mosquito control to local towns that contract with us.

  • When do you spray?

    We usually start sometime in May and continue until October.

  • What do you spray?

    We spray all declared noxious weeds, state and local, as listed on our web page. We try to avoid spraying any wild flowers, milk weed, etc... for pollinators.

  • Do you spray the entire ditch?

    No, we generally try to spray only where there are noxious weeds - spot spray. We may do a fine continuous spray along County Roads only in the late fall.

  • What chemicals do you use when spraying?

    Our most common tank mixture is 2, 4-Choline - 32 oz per acre and Tordon 22k - 16 oz per acre rates.

  • Who do I contact if I have a noxious weed compliant within city limits?

    Yankton County Weed does NOT have jurisdiction within the City of Yankton. The City's weed ordinance is posted along with other municipal codes online. Residents have the responsiblity to control vegetation on their property. If weeds become a nuisance, the City of Yankton will take action. Please contact Public Services at 668-5251 to file a complaint.

  • What if I don't want the Right-of-Way sprayed in front of my property?

    You can complete this No Spray Form and send it into our office. The No Spray Zone needs to be properly marked at the beginning and the end of the zone. If you have a No Spray Zone, you will be responsible for control of the noxious weeds in it.

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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