Instant Access to South Dakota State, County and Municipal Records
South Dakota Public Records
The South Dakota State Records website provides every South Dakota resident with tools to access public records. This ensures South Dakota residents are able to use their right to access and obtain public records, in accordance with the South Dakota Sunshine Law, which presumes all government information and records are available to the public.
This website ensures that all members of the general public have the right to access South Dakota state public records, without requiring a party to specify a reason for needing the information, or revealing any personal information providing that said record is not confidential by law or court order.
South Dakota State Records contain the information about criminal records, court records, and vital records; including over 8 million transparent public records.
South Dakota public records were created starting in the year 1900, and typically cover all 66 counties in South Dakota. Since digitization of public records has become a standard - a process that began in the late 80s - these records are increasingly available online through third party and governmental organizations. This allows South Dakota citizens to abide by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a fair and just society for all.