South Dakota Birth & Death Vital Records

South Dakota birth death recordsState Bird: Ring-necked Pheasant (a.k.a. *Common Pheasant)
State Flower: Pasque Flower
State Name Language of Origin: Sioux
State Name Meaning: Ally, friend
Admission to Union: November 2, 1889
Source: Wikipedia

South Dakota birth records and South Dakota death records issued after July 1905 are available, for a fee and with proper government-issued photo identification, from the Vital Records office or at the Register of Deeds (http://doh.sd.gov/VitalRecords/County/default.aspx) of the county where the birth or death occurred. Many birth records for events occurring before 1905 were filed later and are in the system. For births older than 100 years, visit the searchable database at http://apps.sd.gov/applications/PH14Over100BirthRec/index.asp. Death records for deaths before 1960 are available in person and for same-day issuance only in the county of occurrence. South Dakota vital records may be ordered in person by mail by personal check or money order payable to South Dakota Department of Health or online by credit card at http://www.vitalchek.com.

For more information on South Dakota vital records, visit South Dakota Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

South Dakota Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
South Dakota Department of Health
Vital Records
207 E Missouri, #1A
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-4961
Fax: 605-773-2680
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Direct questions to vitalrecords@state.sd.us.
Record Access Requirements: Anyone who submits an application and the applicable fee can obtain an informational copy of a vital record. Only those related or representing the family can request a certified copy, unless permission is given. See web for exact list.
Search Note: Any county Register of Deeds can provide a computer generated birth certificate for the same fee.

Records Available: Death Records
South Dakota Department of Health
Vital Records
207 E Missouri, #1A
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-4961
Fax: 605-773-2680
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Direct questions to vitalrecords@state.sd.us.
Record Access Requirements: Anyone who submits an application and the applicable fee can obtain an informational copy of a vital record. Only those related or representing the family can request a certified copy, unless permission is given. See web for exact list.

Records Available: State Archives
State Historical Society
Cultural Heritage Center/State Archives
900 Governors Dr
Pierre, SD 57501-2217
Phone: 605-773-3804
Fax: 605-773-6041
Website

Business Hours: 9AM-4:30PM

South Dakota County Birth & Death Vital Records


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