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The City of Tea is beginning our Water Meter Replacement Program. Maintenance employees will be working in pairs and will have City of Tea identification. 

If you have any questions or concerns please call Dan at City Hall at 605-498-5195.


Community Property Tax Comparison

Property Tax Comparison Chart 2016 Taxes Payable 2017

City of Tea Sales Tax

  • 4.5% State
  • 2% City
  • 1% City (on Prepared Food Beverages)

Property Tax Owner Occupied Home

Total of $19.851 per $1000.00 Assessed Value (2016 Taxes payable 2017)

Owner Occupied Home appraised at $200,000 taxable value

  • Tea City: 6.443 x 200 = $1,288.60
  • Lincoln County: 2.306 x 200 = $461.12
  • Tea Area School: 11.102 x 200 = $2,220.40
  • Total 19.851 = $3,970.20 Property Taxes Per Year

The total City of Tea mill levy is slightly higher than many other communities, however, it should be taken into account that Tea has the lowest water and sewer rates within our area. Once figuring in the lower monthly water sewer costs and looking at the many amenities Tea has to offer, the City of Tea is in line with other surrounding communities.

City Hall

City of Tea (605) 498-5191 600 E. 1st St. Tea SD 57064 US 42.78634000 -96.93182500