Lynne A. Valenti
Cabinet Secretary

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June 3, 2011

State Offices Temporarily Relocate Due to Flooding

PIERRE, S.D.– Several state agency offices in Pierre and Ft. Pierre are relocating to temporary locations due to flooding concerns.

The Hughes and Stanley County Community Health Services offices and the Department of Health’s regional Disease Intervention office are moving today to the Capitol Lake Visitor’s Center at 650 E. Capitol Avenue, next to the Capitol building.  On Monday, June 6, WIC, community health, family planning and disease prevention services will be available at the Visitors Center.

The Department of Health’s Vital Records office will also be moving from its current temporary location to the Capitol Lake Visitors Center next week. While not currently accepting walk-in customers, the office is still conducting business by mail and online at DOH Vital Records.  Birth, death or marriage records are also available through local county register of deeds offices.

The South Dakota Division of Banking is moving to conference rooms 1 and 2 of the Kneip Building at 700 Governors Drive and will open for business on Monday, June 6.

The Department of Labor & Regulation’s Pierre local office has moved to the second floor of the Nordstrom Building at 521 E. Sioux Ave. and is now open for service.  Online services are also available at

The Department of Social Services’ Office of Energy and Weatherization Assistance has moved and is now operating in the Nordstrom Building at 521 E. Sioux Avenue. Information and application forms are also available online at Energy Assistance.

The Buildings & Grounds trades shop has also moved to the state shop building on the truck bypass at 1500 North Garfield.

The offices relocations are effective until further notice. Office hours and phone numbers remain the same, and signage will be added at the temporary locations to direct visitors to the new office locations.