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The Finance Office seeks to provide taxpayers with the best possible services to meet the continued and growing needs of Brookings County.

Department Divisions

Finance Department Responsibilities
  • Accountable for revenue collected by all other county offices and appropriating the funds to the correct revenue account
  • Assists senior and disabled citizens to file applications for property tax relief and sales tax reductions
  • Bookkeeper of all county finances
  • Collects motor vehicle fees and wheel taxes
  • Collects property taxes for the county, city and school districts (Property taxes account for the majority of the revenue in the county budget)
  • In conjunction with the State Departments of Revenue and Labor, issues distress warrants to the Sheriff in the event of non-payment on state sales taxes or unemployment insurance
  • Issues handicapped parking permits with doctor authorization
  • Issues motor vehicle licenses
  • Keeps records of Commission proceedings and preserves any documents, books, accounting records, maps, and other materials deposited in the Finance Office.
  • Keeps inventory of county property
  • Maintains all Capital Assets records
  • Pays all the bills of the county
  • Payroll
  • Processes all county liquor licenses
  • Publishes an annual report of the receipts and disbursements as well as the assets and liabilities of the county
  • Acts as clerk of the County Commission
  • The Finance Office’s fiscal duties include conducting a monthly verification of all bank balances and cash items and making a report of the same to the County Commission

Contact Us
Finance Office
Staff Directory

520 Third Street
Suite 100
Brookings, SD 57006

Ph: 605-696-8250
Fx: 605-696-8259

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

No title transfers done after 4:45 p.m.
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