Butte County South Dakota Treasurers Office

The Treasurers Office is located at:

117 5th Ave

Belle Fourche, SD 57717


Office hours: 

Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

No title transfers after 4:30pm

*Closed all Federal Holidays

A permanent after hours drop box has been installed by the front door and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please do not place cash in drop box.

Our mailing address is: 

Butte County Treasurer
117 5th Avenue
Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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County Treasurer

Debbie Lensegrav, Treasurer



117 5th Ave

Belle Fourche, SD 57717


Phone: (605) 892-4456

Driver’s Licenses are NOT processed at the Treasurer’s office.


Please call 605-773-6883 or go to for information and other locations.



City Hall

511 6th Avenue 

Belle Fourche, SD 57717

Tuesdays  8am-3:45pm



Hudson Hall

222 West Hudson Room C 

Spearfish, SD 57717

Wednesdays & Fridays 8am-5:00pm


First half 2020 payable 2021 property taxes are now DELINQUENT.

Please contact the Butte County Treasurer’s Office at 605-892-4456 for the total amount due, with penalty and interest.

The second half of Butte County real estate and mobile home taxes are due by close of business on Friday, October 29, 2021.

Postmark of October 30, 2021 is accepted. Penalty on the second half begins on November 1, 2021.


Taxes not paid by November 30, 2021 will be published in the BH Pioneer. The annual Tax Certificate Sale will be held on December 20, 2021.

Office location and mailing address:

Butte County Treasurer

117 5th Avenue

Belle Fourche, SD  57717

Office phone is 605-892-4456. 


Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Thank you.


Important Tax Information:


- Real estate taxes are paid one year in arrears. (Example:  In the year 2019, property owners will be paying 2018 real estate taxes.) 


- Real estate tax notices are mailed to the property owners in January.


- The first half of your real estate taxes are due by close of business on April 30th or the last business day of April. Postmark is accepted. 


- The second half of your real estate taxes are due by close of business on October 30th. Postmark is accepted.


- Any taxes that are paid late will be returned to the remitter with the proper amount of interest and/or penalties due (interest accrues monthly).


- Delinquent notices are mailed in November.


- Delinquent properties are published in the Butte County Post the week prior to the December tax certificate sale.

- The Treasurer is required by law to conduct a tax certificate sale the third Monday in December each year.  A tax certificate will be issued and sold on any property having delinquent taxes.

- For information regarding the Senior Citizens or Disabled Person tax freeze, or further information regarding your real estate or mobile home taxes you may call our office at 605-892-4456.


For Immediate Release

Contact: Debbie Lensegrav, Butte County Treasurer

September 24, 2021


Motor Vehicle Registrations and Renewals

Month of November 2021

Butte County Treasurer Debbie Lensegrav wishes to inform the public of an upcoming change in the South Dakota Motor Vehicle computer system. The State will be implementing a new software system on Monday, November 29, 2021 which may affect all vehicle transactions including title transfers, registration renewals, duplicate tags, etc. The DMV Now Kiosks may also be affected by the new software.

Citizens with the first letter of their last name of T/U/V/W/X/Y/Z whose registration renewals are due in the month of November are strongly encouraged to complete their transactions early in the month and not wait until the last few days of the month. Registrations may be renewed up to 90 days prior to their expiration.

Vehicle transactions are processed at the Treasurer’s Office from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. The last admittance will be approximately 4:30 p.m. daily as all transactions must be completed in the system by 5:00 p.m. If time will not allow for completion by 5:00 p.m., you may be asked to return another date.

Cash, personal checks, cashier’s checks and money orders are accepted. You must present a state-issued ID containing both a picture and a signature and provide a valid phone number. If you have an out-of-state driver’s license and you are completing a title transfer, you must also provide a copy of your social security card. No out-of-state, counter checks, starter checks or two-party checks are accepted. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. The fees are variable and are added to your transaction.

For questions, please call the Treasurer’s Office at (605) 892-4456 between 8:00 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. MST. Please leave a message if we are unable to answer your call and we will return your call within 24 hours.

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