Local governments in the Black Hills and South Dakota rely on several sources of tax revenue to support the services they provide to residents and visitors. These include property taxes, sales tax, and licenses and fees. On a statewide basis in 2008, the sales tax contributed about 40 cents out of every dollar expended by local governments. Property taxes add another 34 cents. To compare local revenues in South Dakota to other states, the Tax Foundation provides a chart.
Local budgets for some of the region's cities, counties and school districts are available from the links below: