South Dakota has a statewide criminal
record search program including records back to 1989 from every county in the State. All records that are not juvenile-related and are not sealed by a Judge are accessible through this program.
Civil case information is now also available statewide unless the case is confidential or sealed by a Judge. Civil court data from 2003 to present, active money judgments for the past twenty years and all inactive money judgments since April 19, 2004 are included.
Clerk of Court offices do not report
judgment information directly to credit reporting agencies. You may wish to contact a particular credit reporting
agency to correct any mis-information.
You may complete a civil money judgment only search for a fee on-line at
https://ujsjudgmentquery.sd.gov/login.aspx. You must set up an account and deposit credits from a debit or credit card for this search. When establishing an account you should use the same address for your account as you do for your credit card statement.
For all other statewide searches, there is a fee of $20 (check or money order) per name searched which may be obtained by any of the following four methods:
1) The following clerk of court office conducts statewide record searches. You
may mail the (2013 Form, PDF Version) (2013 Form, Word Document)
along with a check or money order for $20 to the following Clerk of Court Office. Also indicate where you would like the results mailed back to:
Spink County Clerk of Court
210 E 7th Ave.
Redfield, SD 57469-1299
2) You may contact the above clerk of court to pay using a credit or debit card. Please call the above clerk of court to provide payment information and then fax the above form to the fax number listed above.
3) You may visit any clerk of court office in the State
4) You may request an account for multiple searches be established for your company which will allow you to use this pre-paid account
service for multiple searches. Please submit an email to
or contact the helpdesk at (605)773-8000.
If you have questions regarding statewide criminal or civil records or
establishing a charge account for multiple searches you may contact the State
Court Administrator’s Office at the above phone number.
You should contact specific clerk of court offices for any other court record needs. Those phone numbers can be found within the “Contact” section on this website.