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

Butte County, South Dakota Overview

Butte County is located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The county was formed in 1883 and named after Buttes in the region. The county seat is Belle Fourche. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 10,205 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,266 square miles of which 2,250 square miles is land and 16 square miles is water. Butte County borders the following counties: Harding County to the north; Perkins County to the northeast; Meade County to the southeast; Lawrence County to the southwest; Crook County, Wyoming to the west and Carter County, Montana to the northwest.Butte County has six zip codes. The zip codes are 57717, 57760, 57762, 57783, 57788 and 57793. The most populated zip code is 57717.

Butte County Clerk of Courts Office Information

The primary administrative duties of the Clerk of Courts Office include: handling requests for information on court procedures, fees, court dates, and forms; maintaining court files; processing traffic tickets and other criminal complaints, receipting and disbursing fines, fees, costs, bond and restitutions. The Clerk also works closely with the public, law enforcement and attorneys in maintaining judges’ calendars of court dates and assisting judges in the courtroom. In addition, the Clerk of Courts is responsible for summoning and qualifying jurors, assist judge in juror selection process, and authorize payment of jurors. Other miscellaneous duties of the Clerk include: setting bond, handling initial appearances, issuing warrants, entering default judgments in small claims cases and performing marriages.

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:

The mailing address of the Butte County Clerk of Courts Office is:

P.O. Box 250
Belle Fourche, SD 57717-0250

The physical address of Butte County Clerk of Courts Office is:

Butte County Clerk of Courts
839 5th Avenue
Belle Fourche, SD 57717-0250
Phone: (605) 892-2516
Fax: (605) 892-2836
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Butte County Register of Deeds Office Information

The Register of Deeds Office is the primary records office of the county. The office records documents to pertaining to real estate such as: plats, deeds, mortgages, contracts, etc. The Register of Deeds Office is Butte County has records that date back to the late 1800’s to present. The fee to record most land records are $30.00 for up to 50 pages to record. Plats are $60.00. The Register of Deeds Office also has birth and death records dating back to 1905 to present. Deaths are statewide from 1960 to present while marriages records date back from 1950 to present. Certified copies of vital records can be obtained for $15 for each copy while marriage licenses are $40.

Most county documents such as real estate records are public and can be accessed online through the iDoc Market website. The link is given below:

For further information regarding birth record request/application form, visit the following link:

For additional information regarding death record request/application form, visit the following link:

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

Butte County Courthouse, 1st floor
839 5th Ave
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Email: paula.rod@buttesd.org
Phone: (605) 892-2912
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Paula Walkeris the Register of Deeds of Butte County. She can be contacted at (605) 892-2912 or emailed at paula.rod@buttesd.org

Additional Butte County Register of Deeds Office Staff:

Julie Brunner, Deputy Register of Deeds
Email: julie.rod@buttesd.org

Butte, SD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200912,556
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009716
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009167
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009153
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009311
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,204
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200937
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009464
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009198
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,643
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200954
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,398
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009225
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200932
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,258
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200979
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009406
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009203
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009326
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,218

Butte Register of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 839 5th Ave #4, Belle Fourche, SD 57717, United States
Phone: 605-892-2912

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