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Moody County Courthouse
Sanborn County Courthouse

Moody County Court System

Under supervision of the Chief Justice, who is the administrative head of the Unified Judicial System, the State Court Administrator is the non-judicial officer who implements the rules and policies of the Supreme Court as they apply to the operations and administration of the courts and is the liaison between the judicial branch and the other branches of state and local government. To ensure efficient and responsive operation, the State Court Administrator’s Office provides centralized administrative assistance and support services to the entire Unified Judicial System, which is composed of 7 Judicial Circuits. Moody County is part of the 3rd Judicial Circuit which is made up of fourteen counties. Those other counties are: Beadle, Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Miner, and Sanborn. The 3rd Circuit Courts are general trial courts with 6 Circuit Court Judges and 2 Magistrate Judges. Administrative direction for the Circuit is provided by a Presiding Judge and Circuit Court Administrator, whom both office out of Brookings. All the court staff including Magistrate Judges, Court Reporters, Clerks of Court, and Court Services Officers are employees of the State of South Dakota.

Contact Information

Moody County Courthouse
101 E. Pipestone Avenue
Flandreau, SD 57028

Lisa Johnson, Clerk
VACANT, Deputy
Phone: 605-997-3181
Fax: 605-997-3861

Hon. Patrick T. Pardy
Kim Callies, Reporter
Phone: 605-256-5285
Fax: 605-256-5012

Hon. Chris S. Giles, Magistrate
Tracie Weldon, Recorder
Phone: 605-688-4950
Fax: 605-688-4838

John Tappe, CSO
Phone: 605-256-5645
Fax: 605-256-5012

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

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