DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION
Butte County South Dakota Director of Equalization Office
Our office is located at:
117 5th Ave
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Phone: (605) 892-3950
Fax: (605) 892-0240
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
*Closed on all federal holidays
Local Board of Equalization: Written appeal must be filed with the clerk of the local board on or before the Thursday preceding the third Monday in March.
County Board of Equalization: Written appeal must be filed with the County Auditor on or before the 1st Tuesday in April.
Appeals are for the current assessment year, taxes payable the following year.
Important Note: An appeal must be made the year the Assessment is received. Do not wait until you receive your taxes or it will be too late. The appeal process addresses the assessment of the property, not the taxes.
Agricultural Land Assessment
The assessment criteria, for Agricultural Land is based only upon the soil survey. This has been called a productivity assessment. However, many people become confused by this terminology. The productivity assessment is not based on what your land is producing it refers instead to the potential productivity of the soil type you own.
Soils are given different ratings based on their ability to produce. Higher ratings are given to soils that have greater productivity potential. Higher ratings therefore have higher assessment values.
To qualify for Agricultural Status in Butte County please see attached SDCL 10-6-31.3 for criteria by clicking here.
Please call our office with any questions.
Director of Equalization
Lisa Nelson, Director of Equalization/Planning
Belle Fourche, South Dakota