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Day County Clerks

Welcome to the Day County Clerk of Court's Office
Our Contact Information is:

Day County Clerk of Courts
711 West 1st Street
Webster, SD 57274

Phone Number: 605-345-3771
Fax Number: 605-345-3818
Email: 5thcircuit@ujs.state.sd.us

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:

  • Assisting with requests for information on court procedures, fees, court dates, forms
  • Processing passports, assessing & receipting fees thereon
  • 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
Day County Courthouse

INFORMATION ON THE COURT SYSTEM IN DAY COUNTY

  • Office hours for the Clerks’ Office are 8 am -Noon and 1-5 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • The Clerks’ Office is located on the main floor of the courthouse.
  • Other UJS offices located on the main floor of the Day County Courthouse are:
    Court Services – Probation
    Law Library/courtroom
    Chambers to the Honorable Jon S. Flemmer
    Court Reporter Office
  • The Day County Courthouse has two courtrooms. View courtrooms and obtain a list of courtroom details
  • Elevator access is located on the south side of the courthouse.
  • Court is scheduled by calling the Clerk’s office and is held every Wednesday, or you can view the motion day calendar.
  • Day 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 Brown County Courthouse in Aberdeen, Faulk County Courthouse in Faulkton, 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 nos. 605-626-2450, or toll-free in-state 1-877-999-5613.

Day County Clerks, 1889-Present
1889 Unknown
1890-1896 Wm. Alcheson
1897-1900 Unknown
1901-1908 Albert Smith
1909-1918 Bert E. Johnson
1919-1940 Steve Pearson
1941 O. O. Floren
1942 Unknown
1943-1944 Eugene H. Riddle
1945-1972 Willard R. Huwe
1973-1998 Roger Sannes
1998-2011 Susan Compaan
2011-2013 Carrie Hinrichs
2013-Present Claudette Opitz


Day County Judges, 1889-Present
1889-1890 Unknown
1891-1898 A. W. Campbell
1899-1901 Unknown
1902-1908 James H. McCoy
1909-1914 Frank McNulty
1915-1918 Thomas L. Bouck
1919-1922 Frank Anderson
1923-1924 B. A. Walton
1925-1928 R. D. Gardner & J. J. Batterton
1929-1930 R. D. Gardner & C. H. Babcock
1931-1944 C. H. Babcock & Van Buren Perry
1945-1954 Van Buren Perry & H. W. King
1955-1956 H. W. King & E. S. Farley
1957-1966 F. S. Tait & Philo Hall
1967-1974 Philo Hall & Sigurd Anderson
1975-1984 Philo Hall, Eugene Dobberphul, Mildred Ramynke, & Leland Berndt
1985-1986 Eugene Dobberpuhl, Mildred Ramynke, Leland Berndt, & Vernon Evans
1987-1990 Eugene Dobberpuhl, Leland Berndt, Vernon Evans, & David Gilbertson
1991-1993 Eugene Dobberpuhl, Leland Berndt, David Gilbertson, & Larry Lovrien
1994-1995 Eugene Dobberpuhl, David Gilbertson, Larry Lovrien, & Jack Von Wald
1996-1998 Eugene Dobberpuhl, Larry Lovrien, Jack Von Wald, & Myles DeVine
1999-2003 Eugene Dobberpuhl, Larry Lovrien, Jack Von Wald, & Jon Flemmer
2004-2006 Jack Von Wald, Larry Lovrien, Jon Flemmer, & Scott Myren
2006-2013 Jack Von Wald, Jon Flemmer, Scott Myren, & Tony Portra
2014-Present Scott Myren, Jon Flemmer, Tony Portra, & Richard Sommers


Day County does not have an official website, but here are some contact numbers for the county departments:

Assessor: 605-345-9502
Auditor: 605-345-9500
Highway Dept: 605-345-4658
Nurse: 605-345-3882
Register of Deeds: 605-345-9506
Sheriff: 605-345-3222
State’s Attorney: 605-345-4624
Treasurer: 605-345-9510
Veteran’s Service: 605-345-9512


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