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

Fall River County, South Dakota Overview

Fall River County is located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The county was formed in 1883 and named after Fall River. The county seat is Hot Springs. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 6,849 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,749 square miles of which 1,740 square miles is land and 9.2 square miles is water. Fall River County borders the following counties: Custer County to the north; Oglala Lakota County to the east; Dawes County, Nebraska to the southeast; Sioux County, Nebraska to the south and Niobrara County, Wyoming to the west. Fall River County has six zip codes. The zip codes are 57722, 57735, 57747, 57763, 57766 and 57782. The most populated zip code is 57747.

Fall River County Clerk of Courts Office Information

The Clerk of Courts Office is responsible for variety of duties. The Clerk of Courts assists with requests for information on court processes, fees, court dates, forms, and options. This office is responsible for opening new files, assigning case numbers, preparing folders, creating a Register of Action, and collecting fees. The Clerk maintains the calendar of court dates and action taken in court. This office also supports the judges in the courtroom, summon jurors, assist in juror selection, perform marriages, set bond, process uncontested matters. They provide file status reviews, issue subpoenas, warrants, and writs. They collect fines, fees, costs, restitution, and child support.

The clerk maintains all the court records for Fall River and Oglala Lakota Counties, dating back over 100 years. In order to obtain a record, you will need to provide the name, approximate dates, county and type of case. Search requests must be made in writing, with payment prior to search. There is a $20 search fee to be paid with the search request, with additional fees of $25 for copies and $2 for each certification stamp.

The physical address of Fall River County Clerk of Courts Office is:

906 N. River St.
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Phone: (605) 745-5131
Fax: (605) 745-5688
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Payment Window is open 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Carol E. Foster is the Clerk of Courts of Fall River County. She can be contacted at (605) 745-5131.

Fall River County Register of Deeds Office Information

The Register of Deeds is the official county record keeper. The county Register of Deeds 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. The Register of Deeds is also responsible for recording all liens, survey plat certificates and county welfare liens. Other responsibilities of the Register of Deeds Office is providing passport information and issuing fictitious business names. The Register of Deeds is required to keep records of the titles and history of all land in the county for perpetuity. The office has land records dating back to the late 1800s.

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

To download the birth record request/application form, visit the following link:

To download the death record request/application form, visit the following link:

To download the marriage record request/application form, visit the following link:

Fall River County Register of Deeds Office Website:

The physical address of the Fall River County Register of Deeds Office is:

906 N. River St.
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Email: frcrod@gwtc.net
Phone: (605) 745-5139
Fax: (605) 745-3708
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Melody Engebretson is the Register of Deeds of Fall River County. She can be contacted at (605) 745-5139 or emailed at frcrod@gwtc.net

Fall River County Register of Deeds Office Staffs:

Bobbie Janis, Deputy

Vella Birkland, Administrative Assistant

Fall River, SD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20099,148
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009183
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200992
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009248
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009465
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009805
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200916
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009388
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,012
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200916
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009624
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200965
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009170
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009272
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20098
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009266
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200959
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200954
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,031

Fall River Register of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 906 N River St # 102, Hot Springs, SD 57747, United States
Phone: 605-745-5139

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