Record Search

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. Active money judgments are available for the past 20 years and inactive money judgments from April 19, 2004 to present.

CIVIL money judgement searches, only, can be accessed at: for a fee. You must set-up an account and deposit credits with a debit or credit card for this search. When establishing an account you need to use the same address for your account as you have for your debit/credit card.

*For other record searches, there is a fee of $20, per name searched.

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, PDF Version) (Record Inquiry and Search Request Form, Word Document) 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
605-796-4515 Office

CRIMINAL and PROTECTION ORDER searches are available on the Public Access Record Search (PARS) system at: (For a credit card payment search, use the Search as Guest option).

If you plan to conduct multiple record searches, you may request a draw down account be established for your company. Please submit an email request to: UJS IT HelpDesk (UJS.HelpDesk@UJS.STATE.SD.US) or call the HelpDesk at 605-773-8000.

If you have any questions regarding statewide criminal or civil record searches, or establishing a draw down account, please contact the UJS IT HelpDesk (UJS.HelpDesk@UJS.STATE.SD.US) or call the HelpDesk at 605-773-8000.

If you wish to contact a specific clerk of court office for other court record needs, here is a link to the contact page:

Perform a UJS Public Record Search (PARS)

Perform a UJS Civil Judgment Record Search