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

Clay County, South Dakota Overview

Clay County is located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The county was formed in 1862 and named after Henry Clay (1777 – 1852), a U.S. Senator from Kentucky and prominent 19th Century political figure. The county seat is Vermillion. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 14,086 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 417 square miles of which 412 square miles is land and 5.1 square miles is water. Clay County borders the following counties: Turner County to the north; Lincoln County to the northeast; Union County to the east; Dixon County, Nebraska to the southeast; Cedar County, Nebraska to the southwest and Yankton County to the west.Clay County has eight zip codes. The zip codes are 57004, 57010, 57014, 57031, 57037, 57069, 57072 and 57073. The most populated zip code is 57069.

Clay County Clerk of Courts Office Information

The administrative responsibilities of the Clay Clerk of Courts Office are as follows:

  • Assisting with requests for information on court procedures, fees, court dates, and forms.
  • 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:

    Clay County Clerk of Courts Office Website:

    The mailing address of Clay County Clerk of Courts Office is:

    P.O. Box 377
    Vermillion, SD 57069-0377

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

    Clay County Clerk of Courts
    211 West Main St.
    Vermillion, SD 57069-0377
    Phone: (605) 677-6756
    Fax: (605) 677-8885
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Jessica Bosseis the Clerk of Courts of Clay County. She can be contacted at (605) 677-6756.

    Clay County Register of Deeds Office Information

    The Register of Deeds is the record keeper of the county. The Register of Deeds of the county issues and/or files marriage licenses, birth and death certificates, burial permits, real estate transactions (including deeds, mortgages and mortgage transfers), federal and state tax liens, state unemployment tax liens, military discharge records, and business name registrations. In addition, the Register of Deeds is also charged for recording all liens, survey plat certificates and county welfare liens.

    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 Clay County Register of Deeds Office is:

    Clay County Courthouse
    211 W Main St
    Vermillion, SD 57069
    Phone: (605) 677-7130
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Clay, SD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200918,258
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009246
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200921
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009359
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009499
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009606
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,332
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009117
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009390
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009148
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20096,342
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200911
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,300
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009200
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200914
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,423
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009236
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009156
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009197
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009237
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009661
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200965
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200926
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200965
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,206
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