Welcome to Kingsbury County, South Dakota!

Kingsbury County Courthouse

202 2nd St. SE

De Smet, SD 57231

Monday- Friday 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

(Most Offices)

Treasurer's Business Hours are 8:00 Am- 4:30 Pm

See Directory for individual office hours.

Closed Weekends & all Government Holidays

July4-5, 2019- CLOSED in Observance of Independence Day

July 9, 2019- Regular Commission Meeting- 8:30 AM- Commissioner Room

July 23, 2019- Regular Commission Meeting- 8:30 AM- Commissioner Room

August 6, 2019- Regular Commission Meeting- 8:30 AM- Commissioner Room

August 20, 2019- Regular Commission Meeting- 8:30 AM- Commissioner Room

September 3, 2019- Regular Commissioner Meeting- 8:30 AM- Commissioner Room




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Kingsbury County is located on the eastern side of South Dakota.  The county was created in 1873 and organized in 1880.  It is named for two brothers, George W. and T.A. Kingsbury of the prominent Kingsbury family.  It's county seat is De Smet.  The couthouse was built in 1898 and is located at 202 2nd St. SE in De Smet.  The residents of Kingsbury County are proud to say that the Kingsbury County Courthouse is listed on the Federal Historical Register.



Guidelines for FEMA Individual Assistance Program

The State Emergency Management Office has asked for assistance in locating individuals sustaining flood damage to their PRIMARY residence or Business in Kingsbury County as a result of the heavy snow and rain we incurred between March 13 and April 26th.  This would include damage from runoff, saturated ground, sewer backup and roof damage.  They will be looking for water levels that were about 18" or more in basements or main levels of homes and businesses.  If you have pictures of the damage or receipts if you have already made repairs this is helpful.  Outbuildings are not considered unless they are part of a business.  There is a questionnaire spreadsheet that is available in the County Auditor's office in De Smet or you can access it by clicking on the link below.  Please call the Kingsbury County EM office at 854-3711 if you feel you would qualify for assistance.  Please return your completed form as soon as possible to the Auditor's office or email to me at em@kingsburycountysd.org.  Inspectors may be here as soon as the end of the week.