Departments

Yankton County Weed and Pest Department

The Yankton County Weed and Pest Department are located in the same building as the Yankton County Highway Department on 3302 West City Limits.

Hours of Operation:

  • Summer Hours: Monday through Thursday
    • 6:30am to 5:00 pm
  • Winter Hours: Monday through Friday
    • 7:00am to 3:00 pm

Phone:

(605) 260-4476

Fax:

(605) 260-4492

Address:

3302 West City Limits Road
Yankton, SD 57078

Announcement:

The Yankton County Weed Department would like to remind that Yankton County landowners are required to control noxious weeds on their property. The Weed Department will begin their inspections on May 1, 2024.

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Staff

Jim Liebsch

Weed Supervisor Send an Email

Beth Wilhelms

Administrative Assistant Send an Email

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
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

NOTICE OF POSSIBLE YANKTON COUNTY COMMISSION QUORUM

There may be a quorum of the Yankton County Commission on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 12 p.m. in the Elks Lodge at 504 W 27th St. A meeting put on by Yankton Thrive will be held that afternoon for the Economic Insights for Workforce & Housing with Jared McEntaffer.

Yankton County Auditor
Monday, May 13, 2024

Absentee Voting for the June 4th Primary begins on Friday, April 19th and runs until Monday, June 3rd. The absentee voting will take place in the County Commission Chambers from 9am to 5pm.

Also you have until Monday, May 20th to make any changes to your voter registration. Any questions please let our office know.

Yankton County Treasurer
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Reminder: Yankton County residents that have last names starting with H, I and O have until May 31, 2024 to renew vehicle registration.

Yankton County Highway Department
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

The Yankton County Highway Department will begin their summer hours on Monday, April 02, 2024 and will run until further notice.

Summer hours are Monday through Thursday 6:30am-5:00pm.

Yankton County Weed Department
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

The Yankton County Weed Department would like to remind that Yankton County landowners are required to control noxious weeds on their property. The Weed Department will begin their inspections on May 1, 2024.

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, & Sundays

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