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Equalization Office

flagcourthouseThe Department of Equalization is responsible for applying the proper classification to property as well as calculating the full and true valuation of all property (structures and land) within Davison County for advalorem purposes.

 

Equalization Office

Karla Love, Director

Email: karlal@davisoncounty.org
Phone: (605) 995-8613
Fax: (605) 995-8614

Mailing Address:
DAVISON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
200 E 4th AVENUE
MITCHELL, SD 57301​

Assessor: Blake Biggerstaff

Assessor: Carla Wittstruck

Administrative Assistant: Brooke Hartman
Email: brookeh@davisoncounty.org
Administrative Assistant: Robin Dutt
Email: robind@davisoncounty.org

 

Karla Love, Director of Equalization

 

Karla Love was appointed as Director of Equalization for Davison County in October 2020.  She began working for the DOE in January of 2018.  Karla graduated from Howard High School and attended college at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and graduated from Augustana College with two bachelors degrees, Computer Information Systems and Business Administration.  She lives in Mitchell with her husband, Robert, and their children, Taylor and Sydney.


Mission Statement

To serve the tax payers of Davison County by providing fair and equitable property tax assessments. The Director of Equalization and his/her staff discovers, lists and values all real property within the county for the property taxation purposes. This includes identifying properties to be appraised, conducting on sight inspections of single & multi-family residential buildings, mobile homes, commercial and industrial properties, and agricultural land and improvements.

ALERTS:

Attention Farmers: If you have land that has been flooded for 3 consecutive growing seasons, you may be eligible for a valuation adjustment. Contact DOE

New Assessing method with Covid 19 (Corona Virus) Issue <DOE COVID REVIEW PROCESS>

All property cards are maintained within this office and are available for the public to view. The office has four (4) State of South Dakota Certified Assessor Appraisers who routinely visit properties to derive current market valuations.

The administrative personnel are available to assist the public with a variety of functions such as completion of forms for owner occupancy status, applying discretionary credits, renewable resource credits, mapping, reappraisal letters and scheduling of all appointments.

Property Information may be found PROPERTY INFORMATION.

 What Assessors Do

Assessor Facts and Frequently asked questions

The Department of Equalization is responsible for applying the proper classification to property as well as calculating the full and true valuation of all property (structures and land) within Davison County for advalorem purposes.

Assessor FAQ <PDF>

Forms

  • Application for disabled veteran property tax exemptions <PDF>
  • Continuing tax exempt status of a private organization <HTML>
  • Application for property tax exempt status <HTML>
  • Certification of Owner Occupied dwelling <HTML>

Residents should come to or contact this office to:

  • Research property click on PROPERTY INFORMATION
  • Obtain an explanation of the assessment on their property
  • Obtain information on the Board of Equalization (Local, County, State) who can appeal – appeal process – where to appeal
  • Obtain owner occupied application form
  • Exempt property applications
  • Flooded land applications

Helpful Information


Contact Us

emailEqualization Office
Davison County
200 East Fourth Ave.
Mitchell, SD 57301

 

Phone: 605-995-8613
Fax: 605-995-8614
Email: karlal@davisoncounty.org

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