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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


Notice of Job Opening Brule County Highway

Brule County, South Dakota, is accepting applications for a Highway Superintendent/Weed Supervisor.


The Highway Superintendent position includes multiple duties: ability to work with the public to develop and maintain effective and positive public relations, analyzing and resolving personnel issues, responsible to prepare and maintain an annual budget, supervise, plan and coordinate activities of the employees to maintain the roads in a safe matter, coordinate road construction, prioritize work needing to be done, attend required training during the year, provide reports to the County Commissioners as requested, ability to work with contractors and engineers on projects, maintain equipment and recommendations to the County Commissioners on updates of equipment, road construction projects, etc.

The weed supervisor position oversees the control of noxious weeds in County road right of ways, prepare and maintain annual budgets, weed enforcements and the purchase, safe handling of chemical according to all laws and regulations.

Driving truck, hauling gravel, plowing snow, running heavy equipment, weed mowing, spraying and other similar tasks.


The successful applicant must live in Brule County, be a High School Graduate or higher, be willing and able to handle calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week in times of emergencies and/or inclement weather.

The applicant must have or be able to obtain a CDL, be able to obtain a SD Highway Superintendents Certification and be able to obtain a commercial applicator license.

Knowledge of maps, legal descriptions, plats, etc is desirable not required.


Health Insurance and SD Retirement.

Applications are available at the Brule County Auditorís office on the first floor of the Brule County Courthouse in Chamberlain or from the Highway Department office in Kimball.

Submit applications to Brule County Auditor, Attention: Pamela Petrak,

300 S Courtland, Suite 103, Chamberlain, SD 57325. Applications will be accepted until February 26, 2018 until 5:00 pm.

For more information you may call 605-234-4430.

Brule County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Publish February 14 & 21, 2018



WHEREAS, during the winter of 2016 and spring of 2017, Brule County has received substantially less than normal moisture; and

WHEREAS, the lack of moisture and ensuing dry conditions have caused dugouts to dry out and extensive damage to pasture, hay lands and crops; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Brule County, especially those engaged in agricultural, are in need of assistance in coping with the hardships resulting for such drought; and

NOW IT THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Brule County, as follows:

  1. Brule County is hereby declared to be in a state of disaster and emergency from lack of moisture and drought.

  2. The Board of County Commissioners request that Brule County be designated as a disaster area and be eligible for emergency and disaster assistance, by the Governor of the State of South Dakota and other appropriate authorities of the State of South Dakota and of the United States Government and that its residents be afforded an opportunity to participate in State and Federal disaster relief programs and benefits.

  3. That the Brule County Auditor is authorized and directed to communicate this declaration to the appropriate State and Federal authorities, and to interested parties, including the press.

    Dated this 20th day of June, 2017. Signed by Chairman Brad Carson. Attest: Pamela Petrak, Auditor.

    Burn Ban Lifted... The Brule County commissioners have changed the County Wide Burn Ban to a Controlled Burn Status. Any controlled open burning should be reported to dispatch at (605-995-8400) and/or the Brule County Sheriff's Office  before starting the controlled burn.



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