February 27, 2020

Auditor

Employment Opportunities and Information for Employees can be found on the “EMPLOYMENT” page.

Election & Voter Information:

To check how you are currently registered and where you vote, click here.

Qualifications to vote are found on the Secretary of State’s Website by clicking:


FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS OF THE COUNTY

Documents used in conjunctions with the September 24, 2019 Budget Adoption Meeting. (posted 09-28-19 @ 7:25p)

Summary of All County Expenditure Budgets for 2020 as approved.
Detailed Reports for General Fund Expenditure Budgets for 2020 as approved.
Detailed Reports for Road & Bridge Expenditure Budgets for 2020 as approved.
Detailed Reports for Special Fund Expenditure Budgets for 2020 as approved.

 

Growth Totals by Taxing District (instrument which provides adjusted values and indicates percentage of growth.

Includes:  Towns, Townships, School Districts, Fire Districts (tax districts and non-taxing districts) and the TIF.

Part 1

Part 2


TOWNSHIP PAGE

Click here to navigate to the Hand County Civil Township page.  I will be placing information specific to townships on this page.

Click here to jump to the Township Annual Meeting page to find forms and information to help with Annual Meetings.


COUNTY PURCHASING

South Dakota Department of Legislative Audit Information Government Purchasing

South Dakota Purchasing Guidelines and Bidding aka SD-Bid Book

South Dakota Uniform Sale Tax Exemption Certificate for Hand County

South Dakota Uniform Sales Tax Exemption Certificate (Blank-form fill)

Menards Tax Exempt Certificate


NOTARY / NOTARIAL SERVICES

The South Dakota Secretary of State has statutory authority over the notarial services in the State of South Dakota.  The Secretary of State also maintains an online database to help people find a notary by searching by place without knowing the name.  That database can be found by clicking here.

The county auditor, by virtue of the position can also perform some notarial functions as defined in SDCL 18-3-1  and Acknowledgements as defined in SDCL 18-4-2.  The auditor’s seal does not contain the word NOTARY so if your document requires a duly commissioned Notary, you may want to double check before having it done here.

There is no fee charged in the auditor’s office for notarial services.


VOTER / ELECTION FORMS & INFORMATION

 

Voter Registration Form (Fillable PDF)

Absentee Voting Informational Page (Redirects to the Secretary of State’s Website)

PDF Form Fill Form to use when requesting a list of voters from the Auditor or Secretary of State.

Secretary of State 2020 Election Calendar (If you are running for office, you should download or print this file)

2019-2020 South Dakota Voter Registration File – Data Request Form

Municipal Election Handbook can be found by clicking here.

ES&S DS200 Ballot Tabulator (Will replace our current M100 units).

ES&S “Express Vote” touch-screen voting machine.  (Will replace our current Automark machines).


COUNTY COMMISSION, COMMITTEE & BOARD AGENDAS & MINUTES

Looking for the commission agendas and minutes?  Click this URL to be taken to their page:  hand.sdcounties.org/commission

South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance (slide show on running a meeting in South Dakota)


COUNTY OFFICES / DEPARTMENT FINANCIAL FORMS & REFERNECES


COMMUNITY LINKS WORTH VISITING

Area School Districts:

Area Counties:

Area Municipalities:


HELP FOR THE INDIGENT

State Programs:

Low Income Energy Assistance via the Department of Social Services

Energy Conservation through Weatherization via the Department of Social Services

Emergency Furnace Repairs via GROW-South Dakota

Weatherization Program via GROW-South Dakota

Department of Revenue Brochure on Property Tax Freeze for Qualified individuals.

Homeless Shelters and Family Crisis Centers

RAINN Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network / National Sexual Assault Hotline. Free. Confidential. 24/7 1-800-656-HOPE

Assistance from local agencies, GROWSD


PROPERTY TAXES

2020 Application for Abatement of Property Taxes (Hand County Specific)

2020 Summary of Taxes Requested and Percentages (Internal Document)

2020 School District “Requests, Valuations and Tax Rates” (PT-73)

2020 Towns and Townships “Requests, Valuations and Tax Rates” (PT-73)

2020 Valuations for Towns and Townships in Hand County (PT74)

2020 Tax Levies for the county, secondary roads (unorganized townships), Fire Districts, Non-Tax Levy Response Areas and Miller Terminal (TIF) (PT75)

South Dakota Department of Revenue information on Property Taxes

 


The Auditor is the county business manager.  The Auditor is responsible for commissioners proceedings, agendas and records, accounting records, revenue and expense reports, voter registration, and elections.

Businesses located outside of city limits apply for beer and liquor licenses with the Auditor.  The Auditor also figures real estate and mobile home taxes, and handles county bid lettings.  In many cases, the Auditor also manages medical indigent claims.

From the Department of Revenue’s Website:
County Auditors – The auditor is the watchdog of the county for property taxes. The auditor receives all tax requests from the various governing boards that can tax your property. They also ensure these entities can legally tax your property, and also ensures the amount they are levying is in compliance with all laws of the state. The auditor is the keeper of county records and acts as a bookkeeper for county business. Records may include documents, books, or minutes from county commission meetings. The auditor is responsible for scheduling county commission meetings, preparing the agenda, following up on commission decisions through letters and memoranda, and preparing the county budget.


Doug DeBoer – Auditor

Sandi Selting – Former Auditor
Carolyn Forman – Deputy Auditor
415 West 1st Avenue, Suite 202, Mailbox 7
Miller, SD  57362
(605) 853-2182
Fax:  (605) 853-2769
[email protected]