Welcome to the Brown County Clerk of Court’s Office.
Brown County Clerk of Courts
Our contact information is:
101 SE 1st Avenue
P. O. Box 1087
Aberdeen, SD 57402-1087
Phone Number: 605-626-2451
Fax Number: 605-626-2280
View the Brown County Courtrooms
View the Brown County Municipal Courtroom
For more information and directions to the courthouse, Please visit SDJurors
Then select Your E-Courthouse and choose any county.
The basic functions of the clerk’s office are:
* An ATM machine is located in the Brown County Annex Building adjoined to the west of the main courthouse.
- Assisting with requests for information on court procedures, fees, court dates, forms
- Opening, maintaining, storing and retrieving court files as needed in different types of cases
- Processing traffic tickets and other criminal complaints, receipting and disbursing fines, fees, costs,
bond and restitution associated with same*
- Working closely with the public, law enforcement and attorneys in maintaining judges’ calendars of court
dates and assisting judges in the courtroom
- Summoning and qualifying jurors, assist judge in juror selection process, and authorize payment of jurors
- Performing magistrate functions such as setting bond, handling initial appearances, issuing warrants, entering
default judgments in small claims cases and performing marriages
INFORMATION ON THE COURT SYSTEM IN BROWN COUNTY
Clerk of Courts’ office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and office remains open over the lunch hour.
Other UJS offices in the courthouse include:
Court Services – Probation – first floor
Law Library and Law Clerk office – second floor
Court Administration Office – second floor
Court Reporter offices – second and third floors
Magistrate Judge and Circuit Judges’ offices – second and third floors
Law Library, which mainly consists of a computer with Westlaw access, is available to the public, 8 am to Noon and
1 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
The Brown County Courthouse has three courtrooms. To view courtrooms and obtain a list of courtroom details,
please click on Courtrooms.
Elevator access to all three floors.
Information on scheduling court hearings in Brown County can be found by clicking on Calendars.
Magistrate Court is held every Monday afternoon, and Wednesday and Friday mornings at the Municipal Courtroom on
third floor of the Municipal Building, 123 S. Lincoln Street, one block south of the courthouse.
Third Floor West Courtroom of the Brown County Courthouse is also one of seven interactive video (ITV) sites in
the Fifth Circuit, where conferences, hearings and meetings take place through video technology. The other six
sites include the Day County Courthouse in Webster, Faulk County Courthouse in Faulk, Marshall County Courthouse
in Britton, Roberts County Courthouse in Sisseton, Spink County Courthouse in Redfield, and the Walworth County
Courthouse in Selby. Scheduling for ITV is done through the Court Administrator’s Office in Aberdeen, phone
numbers are: 605-626-2450, or toll-free in-state 1-877-999-5613.
(Mural, 3rd Floor East Courtroom)
(SD State Seal - ceiling of 3rd Floor East Courtroom, Brown Co. Courthouse)
||P. E. Bunsness
||W. J. Rawson
||N. E. Nelson
||C. Dean Carmine
||Wm. E. Young
||C. Harland Leighty
||M. L. Kuhfeld
||Marla R. Zastrow
||A. W. Campbell
||James H. McCoy
||Thomas L. Bouck
||B. A. Walton
||R. D. Gardner & J. J. Batterton
||R. D. Gardner & C. H. Babcock
||C. H. Babcock & Van Buren Perry
||Van Buren Perry & H. W. King
||H. W. King & E. S. Farley
||F. S. Tait & Philo Hall
||Philo Hall & Sigurd Anderson
||Philo Hall, Eugene Dobberphul, Mildred Ramynke, & Leland Berndt
||Eugene Dobberpuhl, Mildred Ramynke, Leland Berndt, & Vernon Evans
||Eugene Dobberpuhl, Leland Berndt, Vernon Evans, & David Gilbertson
||Eugene Dobberpuhl, Leland Berndt, David Gilbertson, & Larry Lovrien
||Eugene Dobberpuhl, David Gilbertson, Larry Lovrien, & Jack Von Wald
||Eugene Dobberpuhl, Larry Lovrien, Jack Von Wald, & Myles DeVine
||Eugene Dobberpuhl, Larry Lovrien, Jack Von Wald, & Jon Flemmer
||Jack Von Wald, Larry Lovrien, Jon Flemmer, & Scott Myren
||Jack Von Wald, Jon Flemmer, Scott Myren, & Tony Portra
||Scott Myren, Jon Flemmer, Tony Portra, & Richard Sommers
Brown County does have an official website, which can be accessed at: