Brookings County services still available during closure


BROOKINGS – Brookings County continues to staff their offices during the closure of County facilities.

Here is a list of services and how they are being provided:

• The Sheriff’s Department continues to operate and provide services. Call 696-8300 with any questions.

• Drivers renew tags for license plates online at https://dor.sd.gov/individuals/motor-vehicle/, drop off payment in the drop-box located on the west side of the Government Center, or mail in their payment.

• Tax payments can be placed in the drop-box located on the west side of the Government Center, paid through the County’s website at https://www.brookingscountysd.gov/414/Pay-Taxes-Online, or they can be mailed.

• To take out a petition to run for office or to file a petition, call the Finance Office at 696-8250 to make an appointment.

• To file an Elderly Tax Freeze application, call the Finance Office at 696-8250 to make an appointment or mail the application in.

• To file township paperwork, call the Finance Office at 696-8250 to make an appointment or mail paperwork in.

The address for the Finance Office to mail any of the above items is: Brookings County Finance Office, 520 Third St., Suite 100, Brookings, SD 57006.

•Call or email the Register of Deeds Office with any questions regarding South Dakota birth, marriage or death records, marriage licenses and Brookings County real estate document recordings. Staff can be reached 696-8240 or by email at [email protected]

• For questions regarding assessments, estimates or appeals, contact the Equalization Office at 696-8220 or [email protected]

• For questions regarding building permits, conditional use applications, variance applications or plats, contact the County Development Office at 696-8350.

• The Veterans and Human Services Office is still processing claims. If you are in need of assistance, call 605-696-8260.

• The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) shuttle is running for veterans with appointments at the VA Clinic in Sioux Falls. Call 696-8260 if you need a ride.

• For questions regarding pending court cases, contact the State’s Attorney’s Office at 692-8606.

• Call or email the Highway Department for questions at 696-8270 or [email protected]

The current plan is to reopen to the public at 8 a.m. Monday, April 6. However, this date is subject to change based on a reevaluation of current conditions.

Officials are aware that vehicle registration tags may lapse during this time. Area law enforcement will not be actively ticketing for expired tags for the next several weeks to provide citizens with extra time to renew their tags.

“The County wants to thank citizens for their understanding and patience during this time as we work through this together. Our primary concern is the safety and health of our citizens and employees as we continue to monitor the quickly changing aspects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,” said a press release from Brookings County.

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