Fall River County Courthouse to be closed to the public beginning March 30

HOT SPRINGS -- In a press release sent out Firday afternoon and effective Monday, March 30, 2020, all Fall River County facilities will be closed to public visits.  This closure includes the Courthouse, Director of Equalization office, South Annex, Sheriff Office, Fall River County Jail, and Highway Department.  This closure will remain until lifted by the commissioners and will be reviewed at each commissioner meeting.  Information about closures will be posted to our website, fallriver.sdcounties.org, and our Facebook pages (Fall River County and Fall River Co Sheriff).

"County employees will continue to work, and our services will be available via phone, email, mail, and online," a spokesperson for the county stated. "When face-to-face business is absolutely necessary appointments will be arranged.  It is our goal to continue business as usual while utilizing technology to limit in-person contact."

If you have business with a county office the first step is to call or email that office.  Employees will work with you to ensure that all your business can be completed.

Magistrate and Circuit Court: The courthouse will be accessible for scheduled court appearances.  People can access the courthouse from the front, ground floor door as usual.  Security will be held as usual with the addition of health checks as directed by the State Attorney General’s Office. If you have questions, please contact the Clerk of Courts at 605-745-5131

"We apologize for any inconvenience created by this closure and appreciate the patience that everyone has shown in this time of uncertainty."

Contact for County Offices:

Auditor’s Office: (605) 745-5130 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
            (elections, voter registration, commissioner agenda, billing)

Clerk of Courts: (605) 745-5131 www.ujs.sd.gov

Community Health Nurse: (605) 745-5135 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director of Equalization (Assessor): (605) 745-5136 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
            (assessment value appeals, property tax reduction programs)

Dispatch (non-emergency): (605) 745-5155 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emergency Management: (605) 745-7562 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Extension Service: (605) 745-5133 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Geographical Information Systems: (605) 745-7584 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
            (Address assignment)

Highway Department: (605) 745-5137 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Register of Deeds: (605) 745-5139 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
            (marriage licenses, vital records: birth, marriage, death)

Sheriff’s Office: (605) 745-4444 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

State’s Attorney: (605) 745-3866 –  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Treasurer: (605) 745-5145 –  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
            (License plates, payment of property tax, vehicle title transfers)

Veteran’s Officer: (605) 745-5146 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Weed & Pest Department: (605) 745-5047 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fall River County Herald

EDGEMONT OFFICE: PO Box 660 Edgemont, SD  57735-0660   |   605.662.7201
HOT SPRINGS OFFICE: 334 S. Chicago St. Hot Springs, SD 57747 | 605.745.3930
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