December 18, 2018

FAQ

If I lock myself out of my vehicle with my keys in the car, who can assist me?
The Sheriff’s Office cannot access a locked vehicle unless it is during the course of enforcing the law or if there is reason to believe that not accessing the vehicle can result in injury or could be life threatening. If keys have been locked in a vehicle, the owner will have to contact one of the local towing companies in the county. 

 Can I have a fire in Custer County?
There are numerous and changing burn bans and restrictions in the Black Hills, Buffalo Gap National Grasslands, Custer State Park, Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Monument.  Detailed information on current bans and restrictions in addition to information on outdoor campfires, outdoor fireplaces, burn barrels and getting burn permits can be retrieved from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture website: https://sdda.sd.gov/wildland-fire/burn-permits/.  Custer, Pringle and Edgemont are in the Black Hills.  In addition, Custer City Ordinances stipulate that the starting of a fire within the city limits or the permitting of a fire to burn in the presence of a person or group of persons is prohibited, unless a burn permit to do so is first obtained from the chief of the fire department or a designated official of the fire department except that a permit shall not be required for wood-burning stoves, fireplaces and grills, whether private or in recreational areas. 

Where in Custer County can I renew my driver’s license?
In Custer County, you can get a driver’s license from 08:00 to 17:00 hours at the Courthouse Annex Building located next to the Library at 447 Crook Street in Custer, SD the first three Wednesdays of each month.  Licenses can also be obtained in Rapid City at 1301 East Catron Boulevard, Room 105 Monday through Friday from 07:00 hours to 17:30 hours.  For additional information, please access the South Dakota Department of Public Safety Driver Licensing Home Page at:  http://dps.sd.gov/licensing/driver_licensing/default.aspx

How do I apply for a Concealed Weapon Permit?
Please click on the following link for information on obtaining a Concealed Weapon Permit.
Concealed Weapon Permit

What Other Sates Permits does South Dakota recognize?
South Dakota recognizes any valid concealed pistol permit issued to a nonresident of South Dakota according to the terms of its issuance in the State of its issue (SDCL 32-7-7.4).
Please click on the following link for information on obtaining a Concealed Weapon Permit.
Concealed Weapon Permit

What States Recognize the South Dakota Concealed Weapons Permit?
Please click on the following link for information on obtaining a Concealed Weapon Permit.
Concealed Weapon Permit

If I am going to be away from my residence for an extended period of time, can the Sheriff’s Office check on  my property?
Please click on the following link to explore the Home Check Program offered.
Home Check Program

How do I find information on Hunting in the Black Hills?
It is the hunter’s responsibility to know the regulations and game limits while hunting in the Black Hills National Forest. Hunters should refer to this year’s hunting regulations for guidance and information. South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks and Wyoming Game, Fish and Parks Department manage big game in the Black Hills National Forest. Annual hunting regulations and information are available on their websites: http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/ and https://wgfd.wyo.gov/hunting/

How do I find out about Road Conditions?
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has a website that details main road conditions and provides access to traffic cameras located through the state: http://www.safetravelusa.com/sd/