Emergency Management 

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The goal for Emergency Management across the state of South Dakota is to protect the citizens and their property from the effects of natural, man made and technological disasters.


Preparedness, Respond, Recovery and Mitigation are recognize the four phases of emergency management. 

The office of Emergency Management duties is to provide preparedness plans to keep the continuity of government during any type of disaster or major emergency or incident.  

Weather spotting and management of spotters fall under the office.  All weather spotters within the county report to the Emergency Management which the information is sent to the National Weather Service Office in Aberdeen, South Dakota for broadcast to the general public in the form of warnings or weather bulletins.  

The office also works on and provides assistance on federal grants such as providing weather sirens in communities and obtaining radios for emergency personnel such as fire departments and ambulance services.  

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Contact Information

Emergency Manager

Dave Schaefer

300 4th Street

Hayti SD 57241

Phone: (605) 783-7831

Fax: (605) 783-3201




3rd Floor of Courthouse

Northwest Corner

300 4th Street

Hayti, SD 57241

Hours of Operation

Call for Hours

Closed on Holidays

County Offices

Courthouse Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm Central Time

Monday - Friday


Closed Weekends and All Approved Government Holiday

Offices may have different set of operation hours.

Courthouse Information

Please contact the corresponded offices for questions.

300 4th Street

Hayti, South Dakota 57241

Phone: (605) 783-3201 (Auditor)

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