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

Clark County, South Dakota Overview

Clark County is located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The county was formed in 1873 and named after Newton Clark, territorial legislator. The county seat is Clark. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 3,656 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 967 square miles of which 958 square miles is land and 9.9 square miles is water. Clark County borders the following counties: Day County to the north; Codington County to the east; Hamlin County to the southeast; Kingsbury County to the south; Beadle County to the southwest and Spink County to the west. Clark County has 12 zip codes. The zip codes are 57217, 57221, 57322, 57225, 57434, 57236, 57243, 57258, 57271, 57272, 57274 and 57278. The most populated zip code is 57225.

Clark County Clerk of Courts 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. Clark County is part of the 3rd Judicial Circuit which is made up of fourteen counties.

The basic functions of the Clerk’s Office are as follows:

  • Assisting with requests for information on court procedures.
  • Processing passports, assessing and receipting fees.
  • Opening, maintaining, storing and retrieving court files as needed in different types of cases.
  • Processing traffic tickets and other criminal complaints, receipting and disbursing fines, fees, costs, bond and restitution associated with same.
  • Working closely with the public, law enforcement and attorneys in maintaining judges’ calendars of court dates and assisting judges in the courtroom.
  • Summoning and qualifying jurors, assist judge in juror selection process, and authorize payment of jurors.
  • Performing magistrate functions such as 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 Clark County Clerk of Courts Office is:

    P.O. Box 294
    Clark, SD 57225

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

    Clark County Courthouse
    200 Commercial Street
    Clark, SD 57225
    Email: tracy.aguayo@ujs.state.sd.us
    Phone: (605) 532-5851
    Fax: (605) 532-4257
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Tracy Aguayo is the County Clerk of Courts of Clark County. She can be contacted at (605) 532-5851 or emailed at tracy.aguayo@ujs.state.sd.us

    Clark County Clerk of Court’s Office Staff:

    Sharlene Jensen, Deputy

    Judicial Staffs:
    Hon. Carmen A. Means
    Dawn Russell, Reporter
    Phone: (605) 882-5092
    Fax: (605) 882-5106

    Court Services:
    Lynn Langerock, CSO
    Phone: (605) 882-5110
    Fax: (605) 882-5106

    Clark, SD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20094,680
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009120
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200923
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200961
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200984
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009239
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009118
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,776
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009368
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200930
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,043
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200996
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20095
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200953
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200932
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200970
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009172
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200912
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200911
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009120

    Clark County Register of Deeds Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 200 N Commercial St, Clark, SD 57225, United States
    Phone: 605-532-5363

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