April 1, 2020


Union County Treasurer

209 East Main Street, Suite 220

Elk Point, SD, 57025
Phone: (605) 356-2391
Fax: (605) 356-2257
Office Hours
8:30am – 4:30pm


March Renewals have been extended through April 30th.  Temporary permits for purchased vehicles have also been extended 30 days.  Title transfers will be given a 30 day grace period.  You will not be penalized for not transferring the title within the normal 45 day timeframe if you purchased your vehicle between January 31st and March 16th 2020.  Union County has also agreed to waive mailing fees for those March renewals.  98% of what we do can be handled through the mail, so please call or email us so that we can assist you while maintaining the safety of our employees, customers, and their families.  We also have the drop box at the main entrance to the courthouse for you to use.  There are online options as well, but please be aware we cannot waive the fees associated with those as they are charged by a 3rd party vendor. (2.4% for debit or credit cards or a $2.00 flat fee for E-Checks)

Effective 3/18/2020 Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, you will be required to call prior to coming into the courthouse.  The Department head will determine over the phone if the business you need to conduct requires an in person visit.  Only the North East entrance will be open for access and it will be staffed for screening for final approval to enter the building.  Most transactions can be handled via phone, mail, and/or email.  Please call ahead and use the links below for online transactions!  If you are sick, or have been around anyone who has been sick, please, stay home. 


You can now view or pay your taxes owed online at https://www.govtechtaxpro.com/parceldetail.php

You can pay with a Credit or Debit Card as well as an E-Check.  Fees will apply.

Please note you will be unable to pay delinquent taxes online.  If you have delinquent taxes, please contact us for the amount due.

We have a payment drop box available at the main entrance to the courthouse.  If you know what you owe for taxes, you can drop your payment in the box 24/7 at your convenience.  The drop box will be emptied daily.  It will be temporarily locked at Midnight on April 30th & October 31st.  Any tax payments after that date will require a call to our office for the interest due.

Motor Vehicle Forms

All of the forms necessary when titling a vehicle can be found at the State’s website:  https://dor.sd.gov/government/county-treasurers/ 

Vehicle Registration Renewal

The State of South Dakota sends out renewal notices 2 to 3 months prior to your expiration.  Privately owned vehicles will receive a postcard, while company owned vehicles will receive a renewal letter.  Please be aware that these renewal notices are sent as a courtesy only.  If you do not have them or did not receive them, you are still required to bring one of the other documents listed below in order to renew.  We require the individual at the window to provide their ID and/or Social Security number or South Dakota issued Driver’s license number, even if the vehicles are not in their name.  If you wish to renew your vehicle registration, you will need to bring your Drivers License and one of the following documents:

South Dakota Title/Photocopy of South Dakota Title

License Renewal Letter (available by mail or email)

Vehicle Registration

Online renewal is now available by logging on to www.sdcars.org for more information.

Vehicle Titling

If you just purchased a vehicle, you have 45 days to transfer title. Late transfers will be subject to penalty of $1.00 per week up to 25 weeks, and $50.00 after that. In addition, you will be subject to interest & penalty on the tax, if tax is due. The documents needed will vary depending on the age of the vehicle and where you purchased it. Generally, you will need the title document, a purchase agreement or bill of sale and SD application for title. If the vehicle is less than 10 years old, the odometer reading must be disclosed by the seller on the title document. Please contact us if you are not sure what is required prior to coming in.

For more information on licensing & titling vehicles, please visit the state’s website at www.sdcars.org

Drivers License


Union County does not issue Driver`s Licenses. The Dept of Public Safety issues Driver Licenses at the Elk Point City Hall, and at the Community Center in North Sioux City on alternate Wednesdays.  Schedules can change without notice so we will no longer post specific dates and times on this site.

For a complete area schedule, please call 1-800 952-3696 or visit the Dept of Public Safety`s website: https://dps.sd.gov/driver-licensing

Real Estate Taxes

Real Property is Assessed each year by the Director of Equalization, verified by the Auditor who then applies the mill levy, and billed by the Treasurer who is responsible for collecting the taxes.  Real Estate Taxes in South Dakota are due twice a year, the first half on April 30th, and the second half on October 31st.  Payments made in person must be paid by the last business day of the month, so should the due date fall on a weekend, payment would have to be made the Friday preceding the due date.  Payments paid by mail must be postmarked by the US Postal Service no later than the due dates for each respective month.   Union County generally mails it’s tax bills out by the end of January each year.  Individuals who have bought  property within the past year should be aware that the tax bill may still be sent to the previous owner due to the Assessment process.  Anyone who does not receive a tax bill can call or email the County Treasurer & request a duplicate tax bill be sent to them.  The property owner is responsible for the bill even if they have not received a copy of it.

Real Estate and Mobile Homes are always taxed a year behind the assessment.  For example, the 2010 taxes aren’t due until 2011, the 2011 until 2012, etc.

You may view Union County’s basic parcel, assessment & tax information online at www.beacon.schneidercorp.com

Please do not use beacon site for confirmation of taxes paid.  Use www.govtechtaxpro.com instead.

Taxes which are not delinquent may be paid online at http://www.govtechtaxpro.com

County Treasurer

Myron D. Hertel: [email protected]

Chief Deputy



Jan Bennett: [email protected]

Jamie Ehlers: [email protected]

Jen Clarey:  [email protected]


Kimberly Johnson:  [email protected]