Property tax relief deadline March 15

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – Homeowners and contractors have until March 15 to apply for property tax relief through the owner-occupied program.

Any South Dakotan who owned and occupied a home on Nov. 1, 2019 is eligible for this classification and its property tax reduction. Taxpayers who have previously received this reduction and still own and occupy the same home will continue to receive the property tax reduction without applying.

The 2020 valuation notices sent to taxpayers beginning March 1, 2020 indicate if the property classification is owner-occupied. Homeowners are advised to check their notices to ensure their property is classified as owner-occupied.

Taxpayers who have purchased or built a home prior to Nov. 1, 2019 may apply for this classification through their local county director of equalization. The form can be submitted electronically through the Department of Revenue web site at

If you are a contractor, please complete the form located at

If applicants have questions about the owner-occupied program, they are encouraged to contact their local county director of equalization or call the Department of Revenue’s property tax division at 605-773-3311.