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Custer City Hall
Custer City Hall
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May 1, 2011

Custer County - Government & Citizenship

Custer County, South Dakora, spans 1,559 square miles of the south western Black Hills, bordering Wyoming to the west. The county seat and largest city is Custer, where the County Courthouse is located at 420 Mount Rushmore Road. Other communities in Custer County are Buffalo Gap, Fairburn, Hermosa, and Pringle.

Custer County is governed by a five-member board of commissioners, elected for four year terms. County Commission meetings generally occur every other Wednesday at 8am and are held in the County Commission Office at the County Courthouse at 420 Mount Rushmore Road. Commission agendas, minutes, and commissioner contact information are available here. Minutes are also published in the Custer County Chronicle.

Budgets

For calendar year 2015, Custer County budgeted a total of $8,348,693, according to the County Auditor's Office. Budgets are published annually in the Custer County Chronicle, and more information can be found via the Custer County Auditor.

Philanthropy and Nonprofits

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, Custer County has three private foundations with over 200,000 dollars in combined assets reported for 2013. The foundations are as follows.

  1. Mitchell Woods and Fox Corporation
  2. Tennyson Family Foundation
  3. Servants Heart Foundation

Elections

A list of polling places in Custer County can be found here.

The South Dakota Secretary of State's website provides up-to-date results of recent elections and Voter Turnout information.

Veterans & Military Affairs

Find contact information for Veterans Services Officers for Custer County here.

More information about Custer County Veterans Services can be found  here.

Public Notices

Public notices from Custer County can be accessed through the South Dakota Newspaper Association's public notices website.  Select Custer County from the dropdown menu to find notices on advertisements for bids, adoption of ordinances, financial reports, hearings, and other government activities in the county.

Media Information

Custer County is the home of a weekly newspaper that is published every Wednesday. The Custer County Chronicle was established in Custer City, Dakota Territory, September 11, 1880. The Chronicle is the official newspaper for the City of Custer; the towns of Buffalo Gap, Fairburn, Hermosa, and Pringle; the County of Custer; and the Custer and Elk Mountain School Districts.

Custer County receives its televised news from KOTA and KEVN out of Rapid City.

 

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