Lookup Public Records in Brookings CountySouth Dakota. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Brookings County, South Dakota Overview

Brookings County is located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The county was formed in 1862 and named after Wilmot Brookings (1830 – 1905), Dakota Territory Supreme Court justice. The county seat is Brookings. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 34,135 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 805 square miles of which 782 square miles is land and 13 square miles is water. Brookings County borders the following counties: Deuel County to the north; Lincoln County, Minnesota to the east; Moody County to the south; Lake County, South Dakota to the southwest; Kingsbury County to the west and Hamlin County to the northwest. Brookings County has ten zip codes. The zip codes are 57212, 57213, 57002, 57006, 57220, 57026, 57061, 57268, 57071 and 57276. The most populated zip code is 57006.

Brookings County Clerk of Court’s Office Information

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. Brookings County is part of the 3rd Judicial Circuit which is made up of fourteen counties.

The Clerk of Court is responsible for filing and maintaining the following services: jury duty, criminal cases, civil cases, divorces, collections, child support, probate, small claims, mental health, protection orders, etc. In addition, the Clerk of Court attends each session of district court; maintains records of orders and judgments of the court; draws names of jurors, and keeps records of jurors and witnesses for trials.

South Dakota Unified Judicial System (UJS) Record Search Information

South Dakota has a statewide record search program. CRIMINAL cases are available, unless sealed, on the UJS system from 1989 to present. Civil cases, unless confidential or sealed, are available from 2003 to present.

Other civil cases you will need to contact a Clerk of Court to conduct the record search. You may mail the (Record Inquiry and Search Request Form) 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:

Susan Johannsen
Sanborn County Clerk of Courts
PO Box 56
Woonsocket, SD 57385
Phone: 605-796-4515
Email: susan.johannsen@ujs.state.sd.us

Criminal and protection order searches are available on the Public Access Record Search (PARS) system at:

Brookings County Clerk of Court’s Office Website:

The mailing address of Brookings County Clerk of Court’s Office is:

314 6th Ave.
Suite 6
Brookings, SD 57006-2085

The physical address of Brookings County Clerk of Court’s Office is:

Brookings County Courthouse
314 6th Avenue, Suite 6
Brookings, SD 57006
Email: anette.beasley@ujs.state.sd.us
Phone: (605) 688-4200
Fax: (605) 688-4952
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Court Services:
Phone: (605) 688-4208
Fax: (605) 688-6737

Anette Beasley is the Clerk of Courts of Brookings County. She can be contacted at (605) 688-4200 or emailed at anette.beasley@ujs.state.sd.us

Brookings County Clerk of Court’s Office Staffs:

Ashley Sumner, Deputy

Emily Webster, Deputy

Ashley Dvoracek, Deputy

Mandi Cramer, Deputy

Kimberly Eining, Deputy

Brookings County Register of Deeds Office Information

The Register of Deeds office is the “library” for the county. Our office records Brookings County real estate documents which include: deeds, mortgages, easements, satisfactions, etc. The office has real estate records begin that dates back to mid-1870s through today. The Register of Deeds office also records and maintains other records such as: burial records, fictitious business name filings, mechanics liens, military discharges, powers of attorney, state, federal, and county liens, UCC and other documents. In addition, this office also issues marriage licenses and certified copies of birth, marriage, and death records for the State of South Dakota.

Though the South Dakota birth records are closed to the public, South Dakota genealogists search marriage and death records, school records, burial records, and land records which are open to the public.

The complete filing/recording fee schedule of Register of Deeds Office can be found in the following link:

You can get the birth certificate request/application form, visit the following link:

You can get the death certificate request/application form, visit the following link:

Brookings County Register of Deeds Office Website:

The physical address of the Brookings County Register of Deeds Office is:

520 3rd St
Ste 120
Brookings, SD 57006
Email: registerofdeeds@brookingscountysd.gov
Phone: (605) 696-8240
Fax: (605) 696-8245
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Beverly Chapman is the Register of Deeds of Brookings County. She can be contacted at (605) 696-8240 or emailed at bchapman@brookingscountysd.gov

Brookings, SD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200939,684
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009683
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200974
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200947
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009654
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,101
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,975
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,845
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009452
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009813
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009157
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200914,277
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,591
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009218
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20097,317
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009178
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200938
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009162
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009478
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009358
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200974
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,332
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200978
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009182
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,539

Brookings County Register of Deeds
County Government Office

Address: 520 3rd St Suite 120, Brookings, SD 57006, United States
Phone: 605-696-8240

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