The county is entirely within the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and contains part of Badlands National Park. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county; taxes on alcohol consumed within the county go to other counties.
Shannon County is one of two counties in South Dakota that does not have its own county seat (Todd County is the other). Hot Springs in neighboring Fall River County serves as its administrative center. It is also one of five South Dakota counties that are entirely on an Indian reservation. (The others are Corson, Dewey, Todd, and Ziebach.)
Until 1982 Shannon and Washabaugh County, South Dakota, were the last unorganized counties in the United States. Although it was organized and received a home rule charter that year, Shannon, as noted above, contracts with Fall River County for its Auditor, Treasurer, Director of Equalization, State’s Attorney and Registrar of Deeds.
Property owner in Fall River and Shannon County can now view their property tax information online. Information on tax amounts due, delinquent payments, and amounts paid are all available. Click the following link: WebTax Fall River County or WebTax Shannon County to begin your search; just follow the simple steps on the top of the [...]
The Shannon & Fall River County Courthouse in Hot Springs will be closed, Monday, February 17th, in observance of President’s Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, February 18th.
The Fall River & Shannon County Courthouse in Hot Springs will be closed January 20th, 2014 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 21st.