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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




WHEREAS, Brule County is dedicated to taking steps to protect the health and safety of all residents of the County and all property within the County, and

WHEREAS, vegetation has not greened up as of yet, indicating that the risk of a dangerous fire is very high; and

WHEREAS, the Brule County Commission has consulted with the Emergency Manager and the Highway Superintendent; and

WHEREAS, for purposes of this Resolution, “open burning” shall be defined as any outdoor fire, including but not limited to campfires, warming fires, charcoal grill fires, or the prescribed burning of fence rows, fields, wildlands, trash and debris. This resolution excludes fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within all buildings, charcoal grill fires at private residences, and permanent fire pits or fire grates located on supervised developed picnic grounds and campgrounds, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Brule County Commission enact this resolution on an emergency basis and impose a ban to prohibit or restrict open burning in order to protect the public health and safety pursuant to South Dakota Codified Law 7-8-20(18); and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that the ban will be in place until the danger of damage from fire lessens and the Commission takes action to remove the ban.

BE IT FURTER RESOLVED that the fine not to exceed five hundred dollars and/or 30 days in jail; suppression costs of extinguishing the fire, including response fees, mutual aid assistance from other agencies or fire departments, reimbursement to governments for suppression efforts and compensation to the firefighters for time lost from their employment.

Dated this 1st day of April, 2021.


ATTEST: Rich Rasmussen, Chairman

Brule County Commission


Pamela Petrak, Auditor

Brule County, South Dakota


Driver’s License Agency will return
on June 16, 2020. It will be by appointment
You can call 1-800-952-3696 or 605-773-6883 to schedule an appointment or you can
go on dps.sd.gov. Scroll down the page and select Chamberlain and put your name in a time slot that is available.


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