Understanding South Dakota Property Taxes

Overview of South Dakota Taxes

South Dakota collects a total of $6,968,081,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $1,415,251,000 comes from property taxes, or 20.3% of total revenue. As a result, South Dakota has the 16th highest property tax rate in the country, which is 17.4% more than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across South Dakota is $162,368, meaning the average South Dakota homeowner pays 1.25% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $12.50 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

South Dakota's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of South Dakota, there are important constants. South Dakota's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is November 1. South Dakota property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts the third Thursday in March . The date which property tax bills become due on is April 30 and October 31.

Property Tax Calculator

If you are are a current homeowner in South Dakota or are looking at buying a specific property in South Dakota, check out our South Dakota Property Tax Calculator to determine if you should consider appealing your property tax assessment.

Property Tax Tool

If you are planning to buy a home in South Dakota and want to understand the size of your property tax bill, check out our South Dakota Property Tax Tool to see what your bill would be.

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Property Tax Information for South Dakota Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in South Dakota.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Aurora County $116,270 $1,211 $10.40
Beadle County $116,686 $1,692 $14.50
Bennett County $89,583 $1,150 $12.80
Bon Homme County $96,961 $1,276 $13.20
Brookings County $170,154 $2,278 $13.40
Brown County $171,426 $2,132 $12.40
Brule County $122,664 $1,521 $12.40
Buffalo County $89,134 $434 $4.90
Butte County $132,269 $1,702 $12.90
Campbell County $99,688 $1,202 $12.10
Charles Mix County $114,943 $1,295 $11.30
Clark County $128,730 $1,539 $12.00
Clay County $141,655 $2,096 $14.80
Codington County $160,911 $1,817 $11.30
Corson County $101,836 $1,047 $10.30
Custer County $230,579 $2,224 $9.60
Davison County $140,481 $1,989 $14.20
Day County $106,289 $1,219 $11.50
Deuel County $157,479 $1,471 $9.30
Dewey County $73,221 $566 $7.70
Douglas County $106,481 $1,336 $12.50
Edmunds County $189,738 $1,447 $7.60
Fall River County $133,988 $1,653 $12.30
Faulk County $115,023 $1,475 $12.80
Grant County $117,943 $1,501 $12.70
Gregory County $74,567 $1,057 $14.20
Haakon County $132,149 $995 $7.50
Hamlin County $141,416 $1,710 $12.10
Hand County $144,619 $1,390 $9.60
Hanson County $142,961 $1,591 $11.10
Harding County $156,417 $1,460 $9.30
Hughes County $178,108 $2,147 $12.10
Hutchinson County $104,239 $1,383 $13.30
Hyde County $112,307 $1,452 $12.90
Jackson County $99,384 $1,079 $10.90
Jerauld County $139,520 $1,160 $8.30
Jones County $104,629 $913 $8.70
Kingsbury County $127,020 $1,450 $11.40
Lake County $166,849 $1,862 $11.20
Lawrence County $197,681 $2,306 $11.70
Lincoln County $232,994 $3,078 $13.20
Lyman County $89,298 $996 $11.20
McCook County $133,636 $1,709 $12.80
McPherson County $86,908 $1,165 $13.40
Marshall County $122,059 $1,414 $11.60
Meade County $171,403 $2,257 $13.20
Mellette County $127,946 $1,008 $7.90
Miner County $118,373 $1,388 $11.70
Minnehaha County $179,297 $2,320 $12.90
Moody County $155,244 $1,787 $11.50
Pennington County $181,873 $2,422 $13.30
Perkins County $144,661 $1,280 $8.80
Potter County $95,845 $1,314 $13.70
Roberts County $148,361 $1,314 $8.90
Sanborn County $118,089 $1,148 $9.70
Shannon County $71,942 $124 $1.70
Spink County $102,890 $1,339 $13.00
Stanley County $210,754 $2,064 $9.80
Sully County $126,842 $1,591 $12.50
Todd County $83,390 $452 $5.40
Tripp County $125,620 $1,247 $9.90
Turner County $120,729 $1,676 $13.90
Union County $193,073 $2,482 $12.90
Walworth County $94,798 $1,264 $13.30
Yankton County $143,718 $1,945 $13.50
Ziebach County $85,497 $495 $5.80

Want to learn more about South Dakota property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Aurora County Beadle County Bennett County
Bon Homme County Brookings County Brown County
Brule County Buffalo County Butte County
Campbell County Charles Mix County Clark County
Clay County Codington County Corson County
Custer County Davison County Day County
Deuel County Dewey County Douglas County
Edmunds County Fall River County Faulk County
Grant County Gregory County Haakon County
Hamlin County Hand County Hanson County
Harding County Hughes County Hutchinson County
Hyde County Jackson County Jerauld County
Jones County Kingsbury County Lake County
Lawrence County Lincoln County Lyman County
McCook County McPherson County Marshall County
Meade County Mellette County Miner County
Minnehaha County Moody County Pennington County
Perkins County Potter County Roberts County
Sanborn County Shannon County Spink County
Stanley County Sully County Todd County
Tripp County Turner County Union County
Walworth County Yankton County Ziebach County