March 21, 2023

Director of Equalization

209 East Main Street, Suite 130
Elk Point, SD  57025
Office: (605) 356-2252
Fax: (605) 761-0199

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm

Office Staff

Sherri Bousquet : [email protected]

Deputy Director / GIS Coordinator
Brandon Cooper : [email protected]

Ron Peter : [email protected] 

Administrative Assistant
Tara Moreland [email protected]

The Union County Equalization Office is looking for a full-time Appraiser. Duties include appraising work in establishing property values, maintain files, answer inquiries from the public, perform clerical activities associated with record keeping, among other duties assigned by the Director of Equalization. Applicant must have high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license and must be able to obtain an Assessor’s Certificate from the South Dakota Department of Revenue within one year of employment. Applicant must be able to deal with the public in a friendly manner and must maintain certification through continual education. Previous construction experience and a knowledge of appraisal methods is preferred but not required. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits and based on a 37.5 hour work week.

Applications may be obtained from the Director of Equalization office located in the basement of the courthouse at 209 E Main St, Ste 130 in Elk Point from 8:30 – 5:00 M-F.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application Form


For assessed values, tax information, and GIS data, please visit the following website:

  • Under State: select “South Dakota”, then under County/city/area: select “Union County, SD”.
  • You can either View our Map or perform a Property Search.
  • You can search our property data by Address, Parcel ID, or Section/Township/Range.
  • Some of the information on the site is available for free. If you’d like to view the restricted information, you may purchase a subscription here.

County-wide Reappraisal


A reappraisal program for property tax equalization purposes is now under way throughout the county. Appraisers from the Assessor’s Office will be visiting properties to gather information relative to this reappraisal. Letters and questionnaires will be mailed out in advance to the areas that will be reappraised. If you have any questions, please contact our office.


2021: Spink, Brule, & Richland Townships
2022: Sioux Valley, Big Springs, & Virginia Townships
2023: Emmet & Prairie Townships


Forms & Additional Information

Application for Property Tax-Exempt Status of a Private Organization (New Online Form)

Application for Continuing Tax Exempt Status of a Private Organization (New Online Form)

Owner-Occupied & Contractor Owner-Occupied Application (New Online Form)

Property Tax Relief Programs – Department of Revenue

2023 Appeal Guide – Department of Revenue

AG Productivity – Department of Revenue

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) – Department of Revenue

Discretionary Formula – Department of Revenue

Riparian Buffer Strip Application – Department of Revenue

Union County Dashboard – US Census Bureau


Code of Ethics

I will comply, to the best of my ability, with all the tax laws of the State of South Dakota.

I will endeavor to locate and assess at a fair and equitable value all taxable property in my jurisdiction.

I will listen with patience and consideration to every complaint and will never allow personal prejudices or political affiliations to influence my decisions.

I will constantly wage an educational campaign to fully acquaint my constituents with provisions of the property tax laws and responsibilities which they impose upon citizens of the State of South Dakota.

I will constantly endeavor to improve my fitness for the position I occupy.

I will conduct my office in such a manner as to add dignity and prestige to this high position of trust.