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

Have a complaint or concern to report? Click here and let us know.
Click here for noxious weed complaint form

Fall Weed Spraying

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Staff

Jim Liebsch

Weed Supervisor Send an Email

Beth Wilhelms

Administrative Assistant Send an Email
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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
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.

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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