Finance Office      

PO Box 126

Bison, SD  57620


605-244-5624 (Auditor phone)

605-244-5613  (License & Tax Division phone)

605-231-5560  (Fax)


Sylvia Chapman - Finance Officer

Sara StadlerDeputy Finance Officer

Wendi McCall- Deputy Finance Officer

The County Finance Officer is the elected county business manager. He/she is responsible for commissioner proceedings, agendas and records, accounting records, revenue and expense reports, voter registration and elections. Businesses apply for beer and liquor licenses with the finance office.  


The Finance Officer figures real estate and mobile home taxes, handles county bid lettings, indigent medical claims and collection of tax liens. The Finance Officer is also the collector of taxes, has the duty to receive all money belonging to the county, maintaining accounting records, payment of all county bills, and is responsible for county fund investment. Motor vehicle licensing, game licenses and drivers licenses are obtained at the finance office. The County Finance Officer also administers the county welfare program.

Driver's Licensing

Driver's License Test hours are:

     Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

     Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: 100 East Main Street, Bison, SD


Driver's License / ID Card  $28.00

Commercial Driver's License   $33.00

CDL Endorsement Tests   $15.00

Duplicate DL/ID   $15.00

South Dakotans who had been delayed in renewing their registrations during the months of March thru May of 2020 will have until July 31st, 2020 to complete their registration renewals.  Additionally, any newly acquired vehicles, whose seller’s or temporary permits expired from the end of March through today (July 7th) will have until July 31, 2020 to title and register their vehicle.  Interest and penalties associated with the extended title and registration periods will be waived, as long as they are current before August 1, 2020. Contact Perkins County Finance Office with any questions. 605-244-5613 or 605-244-5624