May 29, 2023


Hand County Assessor

Hand County Assessor’s Office
Zoning Administrator
The county Director of Equalization is responsible for confirming that all property in the county is accounted for on the tax list. They are also responsible to guarantee these properties are all assessed in an equal and uniform manner. Only when the assessments of the property are fair and equal can the tax burden be distributed fair and equal.
                                                      Jaime Russell – Director of Equalization, Zoning Administrator
                                                                                       Pearl Klages – Clerk
                                                                  415 West 1st Avenue, Suite 204, Mailbox
                                                                             Miller, South Dakota 57362
                                                                                         605-853-2556 (Fax)
Office emails:  (Jaime) [email protected] or (Pearl) [email protected]

 ZONING – Hand County, South Dakota (

Posted 05/02/2023
The Hand County Director of Equalization, Zoning Director is seeking applicants for the position of a Clerk.
Clerk Job Description
Please complete the Hand County Job Application PDF and submit along with a resume.
Hand County Employee Information Page
If you are interested in this position, contact Jaime Russell, office number 605-853-2115 or cell 605-871-9734.
Helpful links for Property Assessment
SD Assessment Process
State of SD Website
Relief Programs | South Dakota Department of Revenue (
Director of Equalization | South Dakota Department of Revenue (
Home – SD Property Tax Portal (
Hand County Sales Information
Contact the office 605-853-2115 or email 
*************Township Board Information**********************
2023 Schedule  Local Board of Equalization
March 16 – last day for taxpayer to file written appeal with clerk of local board
March 20 – local board begins
March 24 – local board ends
March 27 – board must return assessment book to Director of Equalization
April 1 – last day to send written notice of board’s decision to each appellant.
Township Minutes Form