Public asked to be mindful of visits to Codington County Courthouse

March 17, 2020
Mike Tanner


WATERTOWN, S.D.–With the nation in the grip of a COVID-19 pandemic, government entities are asking the public to make adjustments to limit the spread of coronavirus.

On Monday, Codington County Emergency Management sent out the following message via email: 


Codington County recognizes the dangers of Coronavirus and is taking measures to ensure safety to the public and it’s employees. The public is being asked to please refrain from using the Codington County Courthouse if you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, a cough, and/or shortness of breath if possible.

It is further advised if you have any underlying health issues, please refrain from using county buildings and offices. If you need to visit an office in the courthouse, including the Treasurer’s Office, please attempt alternatives such as conducting business via phone, mail, and/or fax. Renewals can be done over the phone by contacting the Treasurer’s Office, or online by going to All tax payments can be submitted by mail.

If your business needs to be conducted in person, please use social distancing by keeping six feet away from other persons. Remember to wash your hands often, refrain from handshakes, and use hand sanitizer if available. If you do have to conduct business at the Codington County Courthouse, you may see safety precautions being practiced such as social distancing.

For further information and updates on the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website at, or contact 211 for local updates.