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

Pennington County, South Dakota Overview

Pennington County is located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The county was formed in 1875 and named after John L. Pennington (1829 – 1900), Governor of Dakota Territory. The county seat is Rapid City. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 100,948 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,784 square miles, of which 2,777 square miles is land and 7.7 square miles is water. Pennington County borders the following counties: Meade County, South Dakota to the north; Haakon County, South Dakota to the northeast; Jackson County, South Dakota to the southeast; Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota to the south; Custer County, South Dakota to the southwest; Weston County, Wyoming to the west; and Lawrence County, South Dakota to the northwest. Pennington County has 18 zip codes. The zip codes are 57718, 57719, 57725, 57730, 57706, 57744, 57745, 57751, 57761, 82701, 57767 , 57775, 57701, 57702, 57703, 57780, 57790, and 57791. The most populated zip code is 57701.

Pennington County Clerk of Courts Office Information

The primary administrative 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:

    Pennington County Clerk of Courts Office Website:

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

    PO Box 230
    Rapid City, SD 57709-0230

    The physical address of the Pennington County Clerk of Courts Office is:

    Pennington County Courthouse
    315 St. Joseph St. #5
    Rapid City, SD 57709
    Phone: (605)394-2688
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Pennington County Register of Deeds Office Information

    The Register of Deeds Office keeps full and true computerized, filmed and scanned records of deeds, mortgages and other instruments authorized by law to be recorded. These filings or instruments consists of UCC’s, fictitious names, bills of sale, county indigent liens, sheriff’s levy, personal property liens, federal tax liens, state tax liens and other miscellaneous documents. Birth, death and marriage certificates are issued from the South Dakota Department of Health Vital Records system. For further information, visit the South Dakota Department of Health Vital Records website in the link below:

    Property records filed at the Pennington County Register of Deeds Office are public and can be accessed online. Any person may review the property assessment of any property in South Dakota. The Pennington County Equalization Department maintains an online Property Search system where the public can review property assessments and property information. The link is provided below:

    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:

    Pennington County Register of Deeds Office Website:

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

    Pennington County Register of Deeds
    130 Kansas City St.
    Suite 210
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    Phone: 605-394-2177
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Donna Mayer is the Register of Deeds of Pennington County. She can be contacted at 605-394-2177.

    Pennington, SD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009128,253
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,408
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009150
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009318
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,619
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,403
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20093,616
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200910,898
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009812
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20093,760
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009794
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200938,145
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009258
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009185
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200913,789
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,946
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009121
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200910,716
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,535
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009186
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,388
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,161
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,269
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009133
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009135
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,553
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009296
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009135
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009595
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200911
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200920,163

    Pennington County Register of Deeds Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 315 St Joseph St # 104, Rapid City, SD 57701, United States
    Phone: 605-394-2177

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