LYMAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
The original structure of the Courthouse was similar to what it looks like now. The windows were remodeled in 1985. The entryway was redone in 1993, which is mostly glass as you can see in the photo. The Courthouse was finally made handicap accessible in 1993 with the addition of an elevator.
There are nine offices in the Courthouse in Lyman County.
Auditor's Office acts as bookkeeper for the
county business and as clerk to the County commissioners. Businesses
here for beer and liquor licenses. This office schedules appointments for
Commission meetings, figures real estate and mobile home taxes, handles
indigent health care, and is responsible for primary and general
elections. Information on voting or upcoming elections can be obtained
handles matters for county
The duty of the Treasurer's Office is to collect all taxes for real estate and mobile homes. They sell hunting and fishing licenses, do title transfers, sell licenses for commercial and non-commercial vehicles, plus boat, trailer, and motorcycle licenses. Investment of county funds title transfers, sell licenses for commercial and non-commercial vehicles, plus boat, trailer, and motorcycle licenses. Investment of county funds, taking of tax deeds on delinquent properties, trust accounts for payments through bankruptcy court, and drivers license issuance are all handled here.
An old safe, from the days when the Courthouse was still in Oacoma, is still in the Treasurer's Office today. It sits in a fire-proof back room they call the vault. Click on the photo to enlarge and read some more interesting facts.
These are some of the tax record account books found in the Treasurer's Office. Some of the books were destroyed in the fire. The oldest books the Treasurer's Office has are from 1893. Click on the photo to enlarge and read some more interesting facts.
The Register of Deeds
issues and files
marriage licenses, birth and death certifications, and burial permits.
They also record real estate transactions including deeds, mortgages,
mortgage transfers, etc. They
file financing statements, federal and state tax
liens, county welfare and miscellaneous liens, military discharge records,
business and new business names and corner records. They
note and cancel motor
vehicle liens and order duplicate titles. They assist with genealogy
research when time permits. Passports can also be obtained here.
Clerk of Courts Office
handles all court matters
that include civil, criminal, probates, small claims, all traffic
citations, fines, restitution, adoptions, child support, executions
Lyman County Sheriff's Office
is open from 8:00
A.M. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday,
while the Sheriff and deputies are on call 24 hours a day.
The Director of Equalization
also known as
the Assessor's Office, has listings of all property in the
county, including legal descriptions. They
are responsible for figuring
the value of
real estate for assessment purposes.
This value is used to figure taxes.
All mobile homes must be
registered in this office on or before February 1st each year.
Lyman County Commissioners are elected. Commission meetings are held in the Conference Room on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. They consider all bills, plats, liquor licenses, and resolutions. The Board approves county budgets for the coming year each September.
Horace Wagner from Reliance painted the picture above in about 1925. It is a picture of the White House. This painting hangs on the wall of the main floor waiting area.
(All of the little kids scream in this waiting area so they can hear their echo.)