The Auditor is the keeper of County records and acts as a bookkeeper of County business. The Auditor is responsible for scheduling County Commissioner meetings, preparing their agenda, following up on Commission business and preparing the County's budget. It is the Auditor's responsibility to audit bills or other claims against the County and prepare the warrants in payment of these bills
The Beadle County Regional Correctional Center houses inmates from six counties. Food Service, recreation, and laundry services are available to the inmates.
The Beadle County Office of Emergency Management is responsible for preparing the county for possible disasters from preparation, response, recovery and mitigation of future disasters. The office is Beadle County's liaison to the State of South Dakota Office of Emergency Management. The office is responsible for the reporting of SARA Title II hazardous chemical inventories in the County, flood plain administration and the organization and upkeep of various county emergency and recovery plans.
The function of the Beadle County Office of Equalization is to annually value all real property in Beadle County at its full and true market value, except for agricultural land, which is valued on its productivity value. This value is then used for taxation purposes but the Equalization Office is focused on fair and equal market valuation and not taxation.
Learn about the Extension Office of Beadle County.
Beadle County Highway Department is responsible for the repairs and maintenance of 218 miles of oil roads and 355.30 miles of gravel roads, for a total of 573.30 miles. Also included in repairs and maintenance are 149 bridges in Beadle County.
Planning & Zoning
The goal of the Planning and Zoning Office is to promote residential development in an orderly fashion and to conserve agricultural land. The Planning and Zoning Office issues building permits and 911 Addresses, as well as assists property owners with plats, conditional use permits and variances.
Register of Deeds
According to the department of Health, Customers will not be given direct access to birth records. This includes all paper copies of birth records and indexes, computerized or other, containing information from birth records.
It is the obligation of the Sheriff's Office to maintain law and order within the County. We perform many duties within our office. We pursue all active warrants, and other process from the Court. We also handle the civil process for Beadle County, issue all pistol permits and do NIBRS reporting to the Attorney General's Office in Pierre. We also provide law enforcement services to Iroquois, Yale, Cavour, Lake Bryon, Hitchcock, Bonilla, Broadland, Wolsey, Wessington, Virgil and all points in between.
The Beadle County State’s Attorney’s Office works to keep the public safe and hold offenders accountable. The primary responsibility of the State’s Attorney is the prosecution of adult and juvenile crime in Beadle County, Abuse and Neglect cases, and assisting representation to the Board of County Commissioners, as well as other elected and appointed department heads and staff.
The treasurer receives and accounts for all money belonging to the county. The treasurer collects real estate and mobile home taxes, provides information regarding real estate taxes, manages county investments, and handles vehicle titles and licensing.
The staff of the Beadle County Veterans Service Office is available to assist veterans and their families in obtaining all benefits and services available to them.
Weed & Pest
Learn about the weed and pest department of Beadle County.
The Beadle County Welfare Office provides assistance to indigent county residents after all other resources have been exhausted. Assistance is provided for: rent, utilities, food, medical, hospitalization, and burial. Other types of assistance may be considered at the time of application. There is an application process and the application is presented to the County Commission for approval/denial based on South Dakota Codified Law and county guidelines.