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Moody County Clerk of Courts
Flandreau, South Dakota

Moody County is one of 14 counties in the 3rd Judicial Circuit of the Unified Judicial System of South Dakota. The circuit court is a general trial court with 6 circuit court judges and 1 magistrate judge. Judge Tucker serves in Moody County. The other counties in the circuit are Beadle, Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Miner, and Sanborn. Compliance with court orders is monitored by a Court Services unit. Administrative direction for the Circuit is provided by a presiding judge and circuit court administrator with offices in Brookings. All staff, including law clerk, court reporters, clerks of court, and court services officers are employees of the State of South Dakota. The State Court Administrator's office is in Pierre.

Contact Information

Lisa Johnson, Clerk
Amanda Drennan, Deputy
Phone: 605-997-3181
Fax: 605-997-3861
Address:
P O Box 226
101 E. Pipestone Avenue
Flandreau, SD 57028

Hon. Gregory Stoltenburg
Patricia J. Hartsel, reporter
Phone: 605-688-5705
Fax: 605-688-4838

Hon. Carmen Means, Magistrate
Phone: 605-688-4950
Fax: 605-688-4838
Mailing Address:
314 6th Avenue, Ste. 6
Brookings, SD 57006-2085

Court Services
John Tappe, CSO
Phone: 605-256-5645
Fax: 605-256-5012
Mailing Address:
200 East Center Street
Madison, SD 57042

The FY 2010 work of the court is summarized below:

Criminal cases

Felony cases 34
Class I misdemeanors 174
Class II misdemeanors 1923


Civil cases

Domestic relations 74
Civil cases 184
Appeals 15
Probate cases 31
Juvenile cases 69
Small claims cases 222
Child support receipts 12
Record search requests 70
Jury Trials 3


BASIC FUNCTIONS OF CLERK’S OFFICE

  • Assist with requests for information on court processes, fees, court dates, forms, options
  • Open new files: assign case numbers, prepare folder, create a Register of Action, collect fees
  • Receipt fines, fees, costs, bail, restitution, child support
  • Maintain a calendar of court dates and action taken in court
  • Support judges in the courtroom
  • Maintain files: update Registers of Action, file papers, store and retrieve records
  • Case management: file status review, issue subpoenas, warrants, writs
  • Summons and qualify jurors, assist judge in juror selection process, authorize payment
  • Lay magistrate functions: perform marriages, set bond, process uncontested matters


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