Doing County Business without going to the Courthouse

Even though the courthouse and other county facilities are open, please consider using mail, email, the internet, or just a phone call. This will help to avoid spread of the Coronavirus. Please use the list below to learn more. Thank you!

Pay property tax

  • Mail: Please send us your check and the tear stubs from the bottom of your Official Tax notices to the Codington County Treasurer’s Office, 14 1st Ave SE, Watertown, SD  57201.    If you are unsure about the amount due please call or email our office.  You can also use the online payment link just below to verify your tax amounts. If you send us a stamped self-addressed envelope, a receipt will be mailed to you.
  • Online: Click here
  • Questions:  605-882-6285 or Treasurer@Codington.org

Renew a vehicle license

  • Mail: Please send us your check and the renewal notice that you were mailed by the Division of Motor Vehicles to the Codington County Treasurer’s Office, 14 1st Ave SE, Watertown, SD  57201.  If you did not receive or can’t locate the renewal notices please call or email our office.  Return mailing fees have been temporarily waived.
  • Online: Click here
  • Questions:  605-882-6285 or Treasurer@Codington.org

Apply for a vehicle title

  • Online/Phone/Mail: Complete and print the form at this link. Please call the Treasurer’s office to confirm the payment amount. Mail the completed form and payment to Treasurer’s Office, 14 1st Ave SE, Watertown, SD  57201.
  • Questions:  605-882-6285 or Treasurer@Codington.org

Obtain a certified copy of a vital record

  • Mail: Vital Record Request forms can be obtained on by clicking here under “Forms & Documents” (near the bottom of the page). Mail complete form with the appropriate fee to Register of Deeds, 14 1st Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201.
  • Questions:  605-882-6278 or Codrod@Codington.org

File/record a legal document

  • Mail: Determine the correct fee for your document by reviewing the fee schedule by clicking here. Mail your document with the appropriate fee to Register of Deeds, 14 1st Ave SE, Watertown, SD 57201.
  • Questions:  605-882-6278 or Codrod@Codington.org

Register to vote / Update your voter registration information

Request absentee (mail-in) ballot

View your sample ballot

  • Online: Voters may view their sample ballot for the by accessing the South Dakota Secretary of State website:  sdsos.gov. Enter your name and date of birth or zip code in the blanks provided. Click on the line for the specific election to see your polling place and a link to your sample ballot.

Appeal property assessment

  • Mail: Obtain form at this link. Complete the top portion of page one. Print, sign and mail to Director of Equalization, 14 1st Ave. SE, Watertown, SD 57201.
  • Email: Same as above, but scan and email to coddoe@codington.org in stead of mailing.
  • Questions:  605-882-6274 or coddoe@Codington.org

Apply for a building/zoning permit

  • Mail/Email: Obtain application forms on the Zoning Office webpage by clicking here. Call or email the Zoning Office to arrange submitting your application by mail or email.
  • Questions:  (605)882-6300 or codington.county@sdstate.edu 

Pay a traffic/parking ticket

Make court-ordered payments

File court petitions/forms

Visit a jail inmate

Apply for Welfare Assistance

Observe County Commission meeting

  • Online: On Tuesdays at 9:00 AM, Commission meetings are live streamed. Click here. If you wish to speak during the open portion of the agenda, please call (605) 882-6248 or (605) 882-6297 to arrange. You can also view previous meetings on Codington County’s YouTube channel.
  • Questions: Auditor 605-882-6297 or codaudit@Codington.org