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

Announcement:

The Yankton County Weed Department would like to remind Yankton County landowners are required to control noxious weeds on their property. The Weed Department will begin inspections on May 1, 2022. To read more CLICK HERE.

West Nile Virus 2021

SD Department of Health-West Nile Information
SD WNV (as of September 22): 39 human cases reported (Beadle, Bon Homme, Brown, Charles Mix, Clark, Davison, Day, Dewey, Douglas, Hamlin, Hand, Hughes, Hutchinson, Kingsbury, Lake, Lawrence, Marshall, Minnehaha, Moody, Oglala Lakota, Potter, Roberts, Sanborn, Spink, Stanley, Tripp, Union, Walworth, Yankton) and 1 death

Positive blood donors (as of September 22): 5 (Clark, Charles Mix, Day, Hand, Roberts)

8 counties with positive mosquito pools (Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Codington, Hand, Hughes, Lincoln, Minnehaha)

US WNV (as of September 21): 479 cases (AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, GA, ID, IL, IA, KS, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA) and 21 deaths

WNV Prediction Model – Total Number of Cases Projected for 2021, South Dakota (as of September 20)

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

Possible Quorum
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

There may be a possible quorum of the Yankton County Commissioners on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7:00pm. This Meeting will discuss the Yankton County Road 213 Grade Raise (431st Avenue) - James River to Stone Church. It will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Stone Church) - 29219 431st Avenue, Menno, SD 57045.

Yankton County Director of Equalization
Monday, May 16, 2022

If you had damage to your home or any structure on your property due to the storm on May 12th, please contact the Director of Equalization’s Office at 605-260-4400 option 3. This will allow us to make sure we have accurate information with regards to your property assessment.

Yankton County Veteran's Service Office
Monday, May 16, 2022

The Yankton County Veteran's Service Office will be closed until 1:00 pm on May 23, 2022. If you would like to leave a voice message for Cody Mangold you can call 605-260-4420.

Yankton County Auditor
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Last day to register to vote is Monday, May 23, 2022 at 5:00pm. If you have any questions about the upcoming election please give the Yankton County Auditor's office a call. Our phone number is 605-260-1710. Have a great day!

Yankton County Weed Department
Sunday, May 1, 2022

The Yankton County Weed Department would like to remind Yankton County landowners are required to control noxious weeds on their property. The Weed Department will begin inspections on May 1, 2022. To read more CLICK HERE.

Yankton County Highway Department
Thursday, March 10, 2022

The Yankton County Highway Department will begin their Spring/Summer hours on Monday, March 14, 2022. Spring/Summer hours are Monday thru Thursday 6:30am-5:00pm.

Yankton County
Thursday, November 4, 2021

Yankton County adopted a new ordinance regulating Medical Cannabis Establishments that took effect on November 4, 2021. To view the ordinance please CLICK HERE

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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