For Immediate Release- September 1, 2020
Contact: Greg Sattizahn 773-3474
The South Dakota Unified Judicial System is pleased to announce that it has expanded access to state court record information by providing an online portal available to the public. The eCourts portal (https://ecourts.sd.gov) provides the public the ability to access civil and criminal case data such as the parties involved, case status, case dispositions, a register of events filed in a case, information on hearings, bond information and financial activity on a case. Searches can be performed with a valid case number or name for a party and can be narrowed by filing date, case location, case status or case type.
The eCourts portal does not include the ability to view or purchase documents at this time. The availability of documents in the future is dependent on the move to a redaction solution that can protect personally identifiable information found in court records. To access documents, the public may utilize the public access workstations located in all courthouses.
The eCourts portal does not provide access or information related to closed, confidential or sealed case information.