Frequently asked questions from County of Minnehaha

When are Property Taxes due in Minnehaha County, South Dakota?

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Taxes in South Dakota are due and payable the first of January. However, the first half of the property tax payments are accepted until April 30th without penalty. The second half of taxes will be accepted until October 31st without penalty.

When do my Minnehaha County taxes become delinquent?

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Taxes become delinquent May 1st and November 1st.

What happens if i miss the deadline for paying my property taxes?

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There is a 10% annual penalty for late payments. Please keep in mind, that taxes that are not postmarked by April 30th and October 31st, respectively are also considered delinquent. If you mail your payment on time, and the post office fails to postmark it by those dates, it will be considered a late payment. Payments made on the Minnehaha County Property Tax Website are recognized by the county as paid on the date of the on-line transaction.

What information is required to file for unemployment benefits in South Dakota?

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You will need the following information to file a claim for reemployment assistance benefits:

  • Social Security Number
  • Driver’s license number or other state identification number
  • Your employment history for the last 18 months, including:
    • Each employer’s name, address and phone number
    • Dates of employment (month and year)
    • Pay rate
    • Reason you are no longer working for the employer
  • The name and local number of your union hall, if you obtain work through the union.
  • Your Alien Registration Number if you are not a U.S. Citizen.
  • Your SF-8 and SF-50 forms if you are a federal employee.
  • Your DD214 if you served in the military.
  • If you worked for Non-South Dakota employers you must have an accurate mailing address and telephone number for them.

How can I file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits in South Dakota?

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You can file a claim for unemployment benefits online or by telephone. 

  • Filing online is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can access the online portal by clicking FILE NOW option above. 
  • To file by telephone, contact the Claims Call Center at 605.626.3179, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. (Central Time). Speech and hearing impaired applicants can call 800.877.1113.

It is recommended that you file as soon as you become unemployed or if your work hours have been reduced. Waiting to file may cause you to lose some benefits.

What do I need to renew my South Dakota driver's license online?

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You will need to provide your Driver License/ID card Number, date of birth, and last 4 digits of your Social Security number in order for your information to be verified against our records. You will also need to upload or mail 2 documents to prove your residential/physical address. A vision statement is required if you are 65 or older. 

Who can renew South Dakota driver's license/ID card online?

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If you are a US citizen or permanent resident and currently have a federally compliant driver license/ID Card or are upgrading a Restricted License, then you can renew your Driver License/ID Card.  

Where can I find more information about number of cases and testings for COVID-19 in South Dakota?

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You can find the updated numbers of COVID-19 testings and cases reported by the Department of Health here.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Where can I find the list of the public health testing facilities for COVID-19 in the US?

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You can find here a map that all includes states and territories with one or more laboratories that have successfully verified and are currently using COVID-19 diagnostic tests. 

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