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Welcome to our web site!

On this home page we'll introduce you to Brule County government and highlight important areas on our site.
Brule County CourthouseCourthouse
300 S Courtland Street
Chamberlain, SD 57325
population: 5,255
figures are from 2010 census
county seat: Chamberlain, SD


Governing a County in an efficient and friendly manner is a significant challenge. It is difficult to get information to the County or out to many people in a short time. This web site is a way to quickly introduce people to the issues facing the County.

We hope you'll find the information you need on this site. We look forward to hearing from you if you have any questions or need further information.


For more information for counties around the state go to SDACO website: www.sdcounties.org


Controlled Burn Status

  Controlled burn status  means to call in before starting a large debris pile on fire to make the emergency response teams know that there will be a fire, and to eliminate unnecessary responses. The numbers to call are M-F 8-5 234-4443 and after hours and weekends 995-8400.  


Brule County will be taking applications for Director of Equalization position. 
The Director of  Equalization is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and required to have a CAA (Certified Appraiser Assessor) designation through the Department of Revenue within one year of appointment.  Recertification is required every five years and is accomplished by attending annual school and passing prescribed courses, attending conferences and workshops sponsored by the South Dakota Association of Assessing Officers and the South Dakota Department of Revenue.
The Director of Equalization has the responsibility of estimating the market value of taxable properties. Specifically, the discovery and description of taxable property, the appraisal of this property and maintenance of records linking properties to their respective owners, placing assessed values and owner's names on the assessment roles. Additional responsibilities are: providing equalization between classes of property, deciding on adjustment to properties, such as abatements, administering all state laws pertaining to ad valorem property assessment, providing for the review and appeals of assessments, testifying in court on assessments, and deciding on tax exemptions and tracking each exemption.
The department also maintains a Geographic Information System (GIS), flood plain administrator, and Planning & Zoning Administrator.
Applicants interested in this position may obtain an application or send their resume to Brule County Auditor’s Office, 300 South Courtland, Suite 103, Chamberlain, SD  57325.  605-234-4430.  Applications may also be emailed to brulaud@midstatesd.net .  Please put “DOE” in the subject line. 
Applications will be taken until Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm. 
Brule County Auditor
Pamela Petrak
Publish twice:  January 25 and February 1, 2017 at approximate cost $










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