Lake County is adapting some of its operations as the COVID-19 public health emergency continues to evolve.  Effective Wednesday (March 25th), Lake County offices will be open and available to provide in-person essential services to the public by appointment only.  The Lake County Courthouse doors will be open, but the individual office doors will be locked to reduce unexpected in-person contact with employees. Anyone with essential business that may only be done in person should contact the office either by phone or e-mail to make an appointment.  

Many county services may be completed online, by e-mail, or over the phone, and county officials continue to encourage the public to utilize those options. 

Also, in accordance with the governor’s  Executive Order signed this week, Lake County will restrict public gatherings of ten people or more, unless it is necessary, at county-owned facilities until further notice.

The Spring Electronics Drop-Off Event that is hosted jointly by the Lake County Natural Resources Office and the City of Madison has been cancelled.  Attempts will be made for a Fall 2020 event if possible. Lake County residents can dispose of electronic items, free of charge, at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Sioux Falls.

Also, the Lake County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for April 8th has been canceled. 

Lake County office information can be found on the county’s website or Facebook page.