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

Turner County, South Dakota Overview

Turner County is located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The county was formed in 1871 and named after John W. Turner, territorial legislator. The county seat is Parker. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 8,347 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 618 square miles of which 617 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles is water. Turner County borders the following counties: Minnehaha County, South Dakota to the northeast; Lincoln County, South Dakota to the east; Clay County, South Dakota to the southeast; Yankton County, South Dakota to the southwest; Hutchinson County, South Dakota to the west; and McCook County, South Dakota to the northwest. Turner County has 14 zip codes. The zip codes are 57319, 57014, 57015, 57021, 57029 , 57036, 57037, 57039, 57043, 57047, 57053, 57064, 57070, and 57073. The most populated zip code is 57053.

Turner 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:

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

    PO Box 446
    Parker, SD 57053-0446

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

    Turner County Clerk of Courts
    400 S. Main Street
    Parker, SD 57053-0446
    Phone: 605-297-3115
    Fax: 605-297-2115
    Office Hours: 8:30 am to 12:30 & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.

    Turner County Register of Deeds Office Information

    The Register of Deeds is the official county record keeper. The Register of Deeds of the county 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, military discharge records, and business name registrations. In addition, the Register of Deeds is also charged for recording mechanics liens, military discharges, county indigent liens, sheriff’s levies, burials, farm leases, corner records, and bill of sales. Turner County Register of Deeds Office has land records that date back to 1864 to present. Birth and death records are from 1905 to present. Marriages are statewide from 1950 to present.

    The fee to record deeds, contracts, mortgages, easements, satisfaction, bill of sales, mechanics liens, and leases is $30 per document for the 1st 50 pages then $2.00 a page after 50 pages.

    To purchase a copy of any recorded document the fee is $1.00 per page. Certified copies of any of these documents are also provided. The cost of these are $5.00 for the first page and $1.00 each additional page.

    The cost to purchase certified legal copies of the above vital records are $15 for each copy. Online requests are processed through Vital Check. An additional fee is charged by Vital Check for this service. The link is below:

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

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

    The mailing address of Turner County Register of Deeds Office is:

    Turner County Register of Deeds
    Box 485
    Parker SD 57053

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

    Turner County Register of Deeds
    1st Floor, Courthouse
    400 S. Main Street
    Parker SD 57053
    Phone: 605-297-3443
    Fax: 605-297-3871
    Email: turnercoreg@iw.net
    Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 5.00 PM, Monday thru Friday.

    Carol J. Viet is the Register of Deeds of Turner County. She can be contacted at (605) 356-2191 or emailed at turnercoreg@iw.net

    Turner County Register of Deeds Office Staff:

    Tonya Cremer, Deputy Register of Deeds

    Turner, SD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200910,673
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009267
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009180
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009979
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009711
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009409
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009176
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200940
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20094,177
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200913
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009786
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200968
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,482
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200997
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009112
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200958
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200991
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009266
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200968
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200934
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009398

    Turner County Register of Deeds Office
    Phone: 605-297-3443

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