Instant Access to South Dakota State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

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, vital records and state background checks; including over 8 million transparent public records.

This website features a search function to aid South Dakota citizens with the ability to locate information, which will presented accurately and immediately. These records are gathered starting in the year 1900, and covers all 66 counties in South Dakota. 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.