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

Paulette Fero - Deputy Finance Officer 

Paula Kopren - 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 / ID Card  $28.00

Commercial Driver's License   $33.00

CDL Endorsement Tests   $15.00

Duplicate DL/ID   $15.00

Driver's Licensing Information


Department of Motor Vehicles Forms


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.

Property Tax