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Counties in South Dakota

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There are 66 counties in South Dakota.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in South Dakota consists of:

  • Counties: There are 66 counties in South Dakota. Two of these, Shannon and Todd, operate under home rule charters.[2]
  • Townships: There are 916 townships in South Dakota. 52 of South Dakota's 66 counties contain townships. These townships comprise the organized areas of the county that are not included in a municipality.
  • Municipalities: There are 310 municipalities in South Dakota. 10 of these operate under home rule charters. They are: Aberdeen, Beresford, Brookings, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Pierre, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Springfield, and Watertown.[3][4]
  • In addition, there are 543 special districts and 152 independent school districts.[5]

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in South Dakota

All incorporated local governments have mandated initiative and referendum.[6]

Website evaluations

See also: Evaluation of South Dakota county websites

Counties

County County seat
Aurora County, South Dakota Plankinton
Beadle County, South Dakota Huron
Bennett County, South Dakota Martin
Bon Homme County, South Dakota Tyndall
Brookings County, South Dakota Brookings, South Dakota
Brown County, South Dakota Aberdeen, South Dakota
Brule County, South Dakota Chamberlain
Buffalo County, South Dakota Gann Valley
Butte County, South Dakota Belle Fourche
Campbell County, South Dakota Mound City
Charles Mix County, South Dakota Lake Andes
Clark County, South Dakota Clark
Clay County, South Dakota Vermillion
Codington County, South Dakota Watertown, South Dakota
Corson County, South Dakota McIntosh
Custer County, South Dakota Custer
Davison County, South Dakota Mitchell
Day County, South Dakota Webster
Deuel County, South Dakota Clear Lake
Dewey County, South Dakota Timber Lake
Douglas County, South Dakota Armour
Edmunds County, South Dakota Ipswich
Fall River County, South Dakota Hot Springs
Faulk County, South Dakota Faulkton
Grant County, South Dakota Milbank
Gregory County, South Dakota Burke
Haakon County, South Dakota Philip
Hamlin County, South Dakota Hayti
Hand County, South Dakota Miller
Hanson County, South Dakota Alexandria
Harding County, South Dakota Buffalo
Hughes County, South Dakota Pierre, South Dakota
Hutchinson County, South Dakota Olivet
Hyde County, South Dakota Highmore
Jackson County, South Dakota Kadoka
Jerauld County, South Dakota Wessington Springs
Jones County, South Dakota Murdo
Kingsbury County, South Dakota De Smet
Lake County, South Dakota Madison
Lawrence County, South Dakota Deadwood
Lincoln County, South Dakota Canton
Lyman County, South Dakota Kennebec
Marshall County, South Dakota Britton
McCook County, South Dakota Salem
McPherson County, South Dakota Leola
Meade County, South Dakota Sturgis
Mellette County, South Dakota White River
Miner County, South Dakota Howard
Minnehaha County, South Dakota Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Moody County, South Dakota Flandreau
Pennington County, South Dakota Rapid City, South Dakota
Perkins County, South Dakota Bison
Potter County, South Dakota Gettysburg
Roberts County, South Dakota Sisseton
Sanborn County, South Dakota Woonsocket
Shannon County, South Dakota Hot Springs
Spink County, South Dakota Redfield
Stanley County, South Dakota Fort Pierre
Sully County, South Dakota Onida
Todd County, South Dakota Winner
Tripp County, South Dakota Winner
Turner County, South Dakota Parker
Union County, South Dakota Elk Point
Walworth County, South Dakota Selby
Yankton County, South Dakota Yankton
Ziebach County, South Dakota Dupree

References