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

Grant County, South Dakota Overview

Grant County is located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The county was formed in 1873 and named after Ulysses S. Grant (1822 – 1885), U.S. President and American Civil War general. The county seat is Milbank. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 7,148 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 688 square miles of which 681 square miles is land and 6.1 square miles is water. Grant County borders the following counties: Roberts County to the north; Big Stone County, Minnesota to the northeast; Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota to the east; Deuel County to the south; Codington County to the southwest and Day County to the west. Grant County has 12 zip codes. The zip codes are 57216, 57227, 57246, 57251, 57252, 57256, 57259, 57263, 57264, 57265, 57266 and 57269. The most populated zip code is 57252.

Grant County Clerk of Courts Office Information

The primary responsibilities of the County 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:

    Grant County Clerk of Courts Office Website:

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

    Grant County Courthouse
    210 E. 5th Avenue
    Milbank, SD 57252
    Email: julie.anderson@ujs.state.sd.us
    Phone: (605) 432-5482
    Fax: (605) 432-5328
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Julie Anderson is the Clerk of Courts of Grant County. She can be contacted at (605) 432-5482 or emailed at julie.anderson@ujs.state.sd.us

    Grant County Clerk of Courts Office Staff:

    Donna Johnson, Deputy

    Grant County Register of Deeds Office Information

    The Register of Deeds Office is the vital records library for the county. The office records deeds, mortgages, assignments & addendums to mortgages, satisfactions, easements, UCC’s, affidavits, plats, military discharges, powers of attorney, miscellaneous records, etc. This office also files federal tax liens, SD sales tax liens, unemployment tax liens fictitious business name registrations, mechanic’s liens, locations notices, etc.

    In addition, the Register of Deeds Office issues and maintains marriage licenses, certified copies of birth, death and marriage certificates, military discharges, and certified copies of recorded documents, credit searches on federal tax liens, sales tax liens and unemployment tax liens.

    Most records maintained at the Register of Deeds Office are public and the public is welcome to come in and do research in the office during regular business hours. Property searches are conducted by the office. All requests must be in writing, or faxed to the office. The fee for the search is $20.00 plus copy and fax fees. Fees are required at time of service. A property search done in the office by an individual will receive instructions and assistance on the Index, deed, and mortgage books. Copies of the records can also be provided upon request.

    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:

    Grant County Register of Deeds Office Website:

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

    Grant County Courthouse
    210 E 5th Ave
    Milbank, SD 57252
    Phone: (605) 432-4752
    Fax: (605) 432-7514
    Email: nancy.copeland@state.sd.us

    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Nancy Copeland is the Register of Deeds of Grant County. She can be contacted at (605) 432-4752 or emailed at nancy.copeland@state.sd.us

    Grant, SD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20098,534
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009330
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200949
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009170
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009251
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009448
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200964
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009233
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200918
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,477
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009586
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,309
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009299
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200967
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200933
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009399
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200946
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200982
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20096
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009501

    Grant County Register of Deeds Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 210 E 5th Ave, Milbank, SD 57252, United States
    Phone: 605-432-4752

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