Frequently asked questions from County of Pennington

How can I pay my property tax in Pennington county?

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Property taxes are payable from October 1st to October 31st in the county administration building. You can drop your property tax payments in the drop box located inside the building with your Real Estate ID #  and have your contact number on it. The tax will become delinquent after October 31st. 

Tax payments can also be mailed to the Pennington County Treasurer at P.O. Box 6160, Rapid City, SD 57709. You can also pay online on the county's website.

How can I get information about the homestead exemption in Pennington?

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Homestead exemption is for totally disabled and senior citizens. You can call Customer Service for further information about homestead exemption and mobile home and real estate taxes in Pennington at 605-394-2163.

When will property taxes become delinquent?

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 Real Estate property tax statements are mailed out to the property owners in the last week of December or the first week of January. The deadline for the first installment is April 30th and the second installment is October 30th. After the due date, your taxes will become delinquent and you will be charged a penalty plus interest. Interest will be added to your tax bill every month until you pay.

Who can register to vote in South Dakota?

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To register to vote in South Dakota, you must:

Where else can I register to vote for South Dakota?

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You may also register to vote at the following locations:

  • County auditor's office
  • Driver's license station (when you are renewing or applying for a driver's license you may also register to vote on the driver's license application)
  • City Finance Office
  • Public assistance agencies providing food stamps, TANF or WIC
  • Department of Human Services offices which provide assistance to the disabled
  • Military recruitment offices

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. 

How to Pay Property taxes Online in the County of Pennington?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Property taxes Online here.

How to Register to Vote Online in the County of Pennington?

You can access all the information on how to Register to Vote Online here.

How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Online in the County of Pennington?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Online here.

How to Renew Vehicle Registration Online in the County of Pennington?

You can access all the information on how to Renew Vehicle Registration Online here.

How to Apply for Medicaid Online Online in the County of Pennington?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Medicaid Online Online here.

How to Driver License Renewal Online in the County of Pennington?

You can access all the information on how to Driver License Renewal Online here.

How to Pay for Crash Report Online in the County of Pennington?

You can access all the information on how to Pay for Crash Report Online here.

How to Apply for Fishing/Hunting License Online in the County of Pennington?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Fishing/Hunting License Online here.

How to Corona COVID-19 Response Online in the County of Pennington?

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