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 mission is to provide every person the right to detect, obtain, preview and examine public records, ensuring residents of the state of South Dakota are provided access in total correspondence with the South Dakota Sunshine Law, which empowers any person interested in the examination of the public records:

The main goal is to enable all members of the general public the right to access South Dakota state public records easily, efficiently and concisely, without the requester having to specify a “need to know.”

South Dakota State Records contains the information concerning the following subjects: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks, including information in the number of over 8 million public records.

The search functionality granted in this portal enables the information requested to be presented immediately and accurately. South Dakota public records have been gathered dating back to the year 1900 and include information from 66 counties, thereby ensuring South Dakota abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.