City of Yankton offices including City Hall are closed to the public; however, staff is available to assist residents by phone, email, or through online services.  Regular garbage and recycling collection are not impacted.  Police, fire and other emergency services continue to operate as normal, with only minor safety precautions affecting their day to day operations.  The Yankton Community Library and the Summit Activity Center are also closed.  The City Commission unanimously approved an ordinance temporarily closing on-site services at some businesses and limiting public gathering.  For a guide to closures and full text of the ordinance, visit

  • Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Finance Office

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riversidefishingdockThe Finance Department, located in the southwest corner of the first floor of City Hall, consists of eight employees that perform basically seven essential functions for the City of Yankton.

Utility Billing of water, wastewater, and solid waste involves setting up accounts, billing, collection and maintaining approximately 5,348 customers. All billings are processed internally and mailed on approximately the 19th of each month with a due date of the 10th of the following month. We encourage utility customers to use the automatic bank draft for payment of your water bill. Please sign up in the Finance Office.

All Payments for Utilities, accounts receivable, sales tax, property tax, grants, special assessment and various other departmental revenues are received into the Finance Department for accounting purposes.

Accounts Payable processes all vendor invoices for City departments, submitting a schedule of bills to be approved for payment by the City Commission on the second Monday of each month. Upon Commission approval, checks are printed and released the following Thursday.

Payroll includes approximately 141 full-time with an additional 120 part-time and seasonal employees. All maintenance, reports and records are prepared and retained through the Finance Department.

Data Processing computerizes many operations including utility billing, accounts payable, payroll, financial reporting, inventory, fixed asset tracking and all accounting records, maintaining the latest in technology while assisting other departments with computer hardware/software problems.

Records Management collects, organizes and maintains all official City records such as Commission and board meeting minutes, resolutions, ordinances, grants, and bond documents.

Financial Management is the reporting of budgeted and actual receipts and expenses recorded and tracked with various reports generated for the City Commission and departments. Fund investing, establishing reserve funds, and repaying municipal bonds, are required by South Dakota Codified Law and are also an aspect of financial management.


Al Viereck, Finance Officer 
416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078-0176
(605) 668-5241
(605) 668-5265 FAX