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Sanborn County, South Dakota Overview

Sanborn County is located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The county was formed in 1883 and named after George W. Sanborn, president of the Milwaukee Railroad. The county seat is Woonsocket. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 2,355 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 570 square miles, of which 569 square miles is land and 1.2 square miles is water. County borders the following counties: Beadle County, South Dakota to the north; Miner County, South Dakota to the east; Hanson County, South Dakota to the southeast; Davison County, South Dakota to the south; Aurora County, South Dakota to the southwest; and Jerauld County, South Dakota to the west. Sanborn County has six zip codes. The zip codes are 57314, 57359, 57363, and 57385. The most populated zip code is 57385.

Sanborn County Clerk of Courts Office Information

Under supervision of the Chief Justice, who is the administrative head of the Unified Judicial System, the State Court Administrator is the non-judicial officer who implements the rules and policies of the Supreme Court as they apply to the operations and administration of the courts and is the liaison between the judicial branch and the other branches of state and local government. To ensure efficient and responsive operation, the State Court Administrator’s Office provides centralized administrative assistance and support services to the entire Unified Judicial System, which is composed of 7 Judicial Circuits. Sanborn County is part of the 3rd Judicial Circuit which is made up of fourteen counties. Those other counties are: Beadle, Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Miner, and Moody.

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:

    Sanborn County Clerk of Courts Office Website:

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

    Sanborn County Courthouse
    PO Box 56
    Woonsocket, SD 57385

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

    604 W. 6th St.
    Woonsocket, SD 57385
    Phone: (605) 796-4515
    Fax: 605-796-4502
    Office Hours: 9:00am-4:30 pm, Monday – Friday

    Susan Johannsen is the Clerk of Courts for Sanborn County. She can be contacted at (605) 796-4515 or emailed at susan.johannsen@ujs.state.sd.us.

    Sanborn County Clerk of Courts Office Staffs:

    Nyla Kappel, Deputy

    Judicial Staff:
    Hon. Patrick T. Pardy
    Kim Callies, Reporter
    Phone: 605-256-5285
    Fax: 605-256-5012

    Court Services:
    Jill Nihart, CSO
    Phone: 605-353-7161
    Fax: 605-353-7306

    Sanborn, SD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20092,999
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200999
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200972
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200942
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200975
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009130
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20098
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200968
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,207
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009381
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200941
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009333
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200947
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200983
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200930
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20091
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009116
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200913
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20093
    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 - 2005-2009147
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