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Search the South Dakota Unified Judicial System's civil money judgment database on a pay-as-you-go system or by subscription. Registration is free.
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View information on how to obtain civil and criminal records. This is a fee-based service; online searching is not available except for civil money judgments.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Published opinions and orders
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View South Dakota Attorney General legal opinions from 1968 to current.
Self help, legal research, general information
Court Procedures for Counties in the Fourth Circuit broken link ?
View information about local procedures for civil wedding ceremonies, Juvenile Court, representing yourself in court, Family Court, small claims, misdemeanors, how to get your license back and what court staff can do for you.
Drug Court Information broken link ?
View information on the Northern Hills Drug Court, an alternative court for non-violent, adult felony offenders affected by addiction, serving the 4th and 7th Judicial Circuits. Forms and applications are available for download on the righthand side of the page.
Circuit Court Information broken link ?
Answers to frequently asked questions about circuit courts, including general court issues, divorce, judgment collection, fine payment and small claims cases.
Find Online Legal Resources broken link ?
The Library of Congress offers links to a variety of online legal resources, including South Dakota laws and other legal materials.
Find South Dakota Legal Information broken link ?
Search for South Dakota legal information, Including the areas of Family Law, Housing, Landlord-Tenant, Employment, Guardianship, Consumer, Juvenile, Tribal Court, Taxes and other legal issues.
Child Support Services broken link ?
The South Dakota Department of Social Services offers information and services related to child support, including making or changing a child support order, paternity, locating an absent parent and child support enforcement.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information broken link ?
The South Dakota Driver Licensing Program offers online information about traffic laws, motor vehicle laws and driver licenses, including answers to frequently asked questions and online manuals.
Self-Representation Information broken link ?
View a brochure on representing yourself in South Dakota courts.
South Dakota Pardon Application broken link ?
Download an application to ask for a pardon of criminal records in South Dakota.
South Dakota Self-Help Pamphlets broken link ?
View self-help pamphlets on a variety of legal issues including marriage, adoption, divorce, protective orders, mediation, tenancy and probate, provided by the South Dakota State Bar.
Expungement Information broken link ?
View instructions for filing a motion for expungement of a criminal record in South Dakota courts.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Find Free Legal Assistance broken link ?
View a list of organizations offering free and low-cost legal services, or click the map to find legal service providers by location.
State Bar Directory broken link ?
The State Bar of South Dakota offers an listing of lawyer and law firm information provided by members.
Complaints about Attorneys broken link ?
Information about how to file a complaint about attorney misconduct with the Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of South Dakota.
Forms and related information
Online Court Forms and Instructions broken link ?
View and download South Dakota court forms including civil filing statement, confidential information, domestic protection order, stalking protection order, record search request, name change, and a variety of divorce and child support forms. Instructions for some forms and a toll-free help line for assistance with forms are also available.
Protection Order System broken link ?
View information about the South Dakota online Protection Order System, which allows the public to fill out and print protection order forms before coming to court.
South Dakota Pro Se Forms broken link ?
Download Pro Se forms for use in South Dakota Circuit or Magistrate courts
Online fine payments