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

Potter County, South Dakota Overview

Potter County is located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The county was formed in 1875 and named after Joel A. Potter, a territorial legislator. The county seat is Gettysburg. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 2,329 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles, of which 861 square miles is land and 38 square miles is water. Potter County borders the following counties: Walworth County to the north; Edmunds County to the northeast; Faulk County to the east; Hyde County to the southeast; Sully County to the south; and Dewey County to the west. Potter County has five zip codes. The zip codes are 57442, 57450, 57455 , 57473, and 57475. The most populated zip code is 57442.

Potter County Clerk of Courts Office Information

The Clerk of Courts is appointed by the state. The primary administrative responsibilities of the County Clerk of Courts Office include: maintaining the official files on all cases brought before the court and to act as lay magistrates if so appointed. In addition, this office also deals with matters including child support and restitution, fines, small claims, divorces, civil court, adoption and passports.

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:

Potter County Clerk of Courts Office Website:

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

Potter County Clerk of Courts
P.O. Box 67
Gettysburg, SD 57442

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

Potter County Clerk of Courts
201 South Exene
Gettysburg, SD 57442
Phone: 605-765-9472
Fax: 605-765-9670
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Potter County Register of Deeds Office Information

The Register of Deeds is the elected official county record keeper. The Register of Deeds issues and 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, military discharge records, businesses and new business. The Register of Deeds is also responsible for survey plat certificates and county welfare liens. The Register of Deeds Office has marriage records that back from 1890 to July 1905. Burial records date back to 1941 and cemetery card index date back to 1941.

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:

To order birth records/certificates online, visit the following link:

To order death records/certificates online, visit the following link:

Potter County Register of Deeds Office Website:

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

Potter County Register of Deeds
201 S. Exene
Gettysburg SD 57442-1596
Phone: 605-765-9467
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Elaine Storkson is the Register of Deeds of Potter County. She can be contacted at 605-765-9467

Potter, SD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20092,721
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200978
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200969
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009157
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200975
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,465
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20099
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009246
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200935
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200954
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200922
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20098
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200967
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009117

Potter County Register of Deeds Office

Address: 201 S. Exene Gettysburg SD 57442-1596
Phone: 605-765-9467

 

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