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Edmunds County Clerks

Welcome to the Edmunds County Clerk of Court’s Office.
Our contact information is:

Edmunds County Clerk of Courts
210 2nd Ave.
P. O. Box 384
Ipswich, SD 57451

Phone Number: 605-426-6671
Fax Number: 605-426-6323
Email: 5thcircuit@ujs.state.sd.us

For more information and directions to the courthouse, Please visit SDJurors. Then select Your E-Courthouse and Edmunds 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
Edmunds County Courthouse
Front view of the courthouse

INFORMATION ON THE COURT SYSTEM IN EDMUNDS COUNTY

Office hours for the Clerks’ Office are 8 am -Noon and 1-5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Clerk of Courts office is located on second floor of the Courthouse.

The Courtroom, jury room and offices for the Court are located on third floor.

Courthouse Chairlift
There is a chairlift that runs from first floor to third floor, but if assistance is needed to enter the building, there is an intercom located outside the main entrance of the courthouse.

Court is scheduled by calling the Clerk’s office and is held every other Tuesday morning, or you can view the motion day calendar.

Edmunds County Clerks’ office is a statewide search center for criminal background checks (fees may apply)

View the Edmunds County courtroom and obtain a list of courtroom details.

Edmunds County Courthouse
Rear view of the courthouse

Edmunds County Clerks, 1889-Present
1889-1892 Ed F. Hewitt
1893-1894 R. F. Finch
1895 John H. Hughes
1896-1901 F. J. Tracy
1902-1906 Albert B. Allen
1907-1912 Ed J. Engler
1913-1914 F. J. Tracy
1915-1922 Walter E. Huck
1923-1924 W. H. Thielen
1925-1934 Henry W. Sattler
1935-1936 Albert O. Thielen
1937-1956 Levi J. Thomas
1957-1982 Joe C. Heier
1982-2013 Jean T. Lingor
2013-Present Jean E. Hutson


Edmunds County Judges, 1889-Present
1889 H. G. Fuller
1890 H. G. Fuller & W. O. Stout
1891 H. G. Fuller & John J. Healy
1892 H. G. Fuller, John J. Healy & William Gardner
1893 H. G. Fuller & John J. Healy
1894 H. G. Fuller
1895-1904 Loring E. Gaffy
1905-1910 Lyman T. Boucher
1911-1942 Joseph H. Bottum
1943-1966 H. E. Mundt
1967-1970 Jon Fosheim & Kermit Norbeck
1971-1974 Jon Fosheim & Vernon Evans
1975-1984 Philo Hall, Eugene Dobberpuhl, 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 Larry Lovrien, Jack Von Wald, Jon Flemmer, Scott Myren
2006-Present Jack Von Wald, Jon Flemmer, Scott Myren, Tony Portra



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