May 26, 2024


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:  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:

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: