January 27, 2022


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 claims against the County and prepare warrants in payment of these bills. The Auditor maintains each County office budget and ensures that each office expenditure is provided for in the County budget. South Dakota law requires that prior to spending County money on any given project, the County must have a budget for it, and the necessary funds to pay for that project. Meaning that no office can spend money without budget authority, and sufficient dollars. It is the Auditor’s responsibility to determine real estate and mobile home taxes which are forwarded to the Treasurer for collection. The Auditor is also the head election officer.

Office Hours
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 390
Leola, SD 57456

Phone: 605-439-3314
Fax: 605-439-3394

Lindley Howard
E-Mail: [email protected]

Deputy Auditor: Trisha Erdmann
E-Mail: [email protected]


2020 McPherson County Published Annual Report

McPherson County Audit Report 2019-2018


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