The Auditor is the keeper of county records and acts as a bookkeeper of county business. The Auditor is responsible for scheduling County Commissioner meetings, preparing their agenda, following up on Commission business and preparing the county's budget. It is the Auditor's responsibility to audit bills or other claims against the county and prepare the warrants in payment of these bills. A main aspect of the Auditor's function is to maintain each county office budget and to insure that each office expenditure is provided for in the County budget. South Dakota law requires that prior to spending any County money on a given project, the County must have a budget for it, and must have the necessary funds to pay for that project. This means that no office can spend money, without budget authority and sufficient dollars. It is the Auditor's responsibility to figure real estate and mobile home taxes which are forwarded to the Treasurer for collection.

The Auditor is also the Elections Supervisor for the County. These duties include: Appointing and training of election officials Counting of the ballots Preparing and official canvass of the election Preparing ballots Registration of voters

Voter Registration
Commission Meeting Minutes


Shannon Fagerhaug

Office 605-539-9301
Fax 605-539-9125

Office Hours

Mon.- Friday
8 AM - 12 Noon
12:30-4:30 PM

Mailing Address
Box 422 Wessington Springs
SD 57382

Deputy Auditor

Election Coordinator

Teresa Fonder