December 10, 2016

Director of Equalization



***  The Director of Equalization office has mailed out new AG applications to all of the existing AG owners due to the law changing July 1, 2016.  The deadline to have the applications  returned is November 1, 2016.  If they are not returned by that date, the property will be classified as Non-Ag for 2017.***

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Equalization Office.


To locate, identify and appraise all taxable property, in accordance with the state laws and administrative procedures, while
maintaining current information on the ownership and characteristics of property; and to prepare and certify the assessment roll and
individual property assessments in accordance with state law.

Contact us
Mailing address:
420 Mt Rushmore Rd
Custer, SD 57730

Phone: 605-673-8170
Fax: 605-673-8148

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
(closed holidays)


Teresa Cornelison, CAA


Karen Whitney


Julie Jenniges, CAA

Amanda Pierce, CAA

Robyn VanDerSys

The Director of Equalization and her appraisal staff must be certified by the State of South Dakota Department of Revenue and Regulation in order to assess real property for taxation purposes.  After initial certification appraisers must be re-certified every five years.  Requirements for re-certification include; attending and passing the annual Department of Revenue sponsored school; attending workshops and the South Dakota Association of Assessing Officers Conferences.

Property Tax Forms
Property Tax Division
Owner Occupied Form
Agricultural Status Form
Veterans Exemption Application
Objection Form

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