South-Dakota Marriage Records |
March 30, 2020


South-Dakota Marriage Records Search

South Dakota marriage records are not open to the public and are managed at both the state and county level.

South Dakota marriage records since July 1, 1905 to the present are available from both the State Vital Records Office and from any Сounty Register of Deeds Office. Marriage records prior to July 1, 1905 are only available from the Register of Deeds Office in the county where the marriage occurred.

The state of South Dakota offers three types of copies of marriage records: certified, uncertified and photostatic copy (certified/informational). Сertified copies of marriage records are available for purchase only to the registrant, immediate family members, authorized/designated agents or persons with a personal/property right to the record. Photostatic copies and uncertified informational copies of South Dakota marriage records are available to anyone.

Copies of South Dakota marriage records are available by mail order for $15 with a check or money order made payable to the South Dakota Department of Health, along with a copy of a current government-issued photo ID and a completed application sent to the following address:

Vital Records
State Department of Health
207 East Missouri Avenue, Suite 1-A
Pierre, SD 57501
Tel: (605) 773-4961

You may also go to the State Vital Records Office in person to request a copy of a South Dakota marriage record.

Online ordering and telephone ordering is not available directly from the state.

For information on ordering from a specific South Dakota county, please see the links below or try an instant national background check below to search for available marriage records and other public records information.

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