Tax & Accounting Blog

Buffalo Chip Campground is South Dakota’s Newest Town

Indirect Tax, ONESOURCE January 28, 2016

Buffalo Chip, a longtime campground and site of numerous concerts and festivals each year, was unanimously voted by their community members to become South Dakota’s newest incorporated town.  Campground CEO, Rod Woodruff, intends to keep ‘business as usual’ within the new town, adopting already established ordinances from Meade County.  However, Sturgis, the closest city to Buffalo Chip and county seat of Meade, has made efforts along the way to prevent the incorporation and is pursuing an appeal that the county would have to approve.  Opponents cite “residency irregularities” as a primary concern due to the fact that many now listed as voters within Buffalo Chip are not actually residents of the town.