South Dakota Divorce Records
South Dakota Divorce Records are kept by the State Department of Health. This department has all birth certificates for the state; however, death and marriage records available here are limited in number. Records for marriages before 1970 and deaths that occurred before 1960 can only be accessed from the county in which they occurred. You can request a copy online, through mail, via phone and by visiting in person. A public record search costs around $15 dollars, with an expedited service available for an additional $11.5.
You can call at 605-773-4961 or fax 605-773-2680.
South Dakota Department of Health & Vital Records
207 E Missouri Ave Suite 1A
Pierre, SD 57501
All requests for South Dakota divorce records through mail require a complete application to be filled and signed from the notary along with a copy of your photo ID. The divorce record request must be accompanied with a fee of $15 which is required to process the request. It should be noted that the state does not accept credit card payments. However, for the convenience of users, the state has partnered with an independent company by the name of VitalChek which can be reached from their website. People have to pay an additional fee for this service where all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Express are accepted.
When requesting to access divorce records in South Dakota, personal identification of the person is required. The request must be accompanied with a photocopy of the person’s driver’s license, a photocopy of the state ID card, tribal ID card, visa or passport, and military identification. If you do not have a photo ID issued by the government, you can provide 2 copies of your social security card, your utility bill with the address, a bank statement with your current address, your pay stub which states the address of your business, and your car title or car registration papers having your current address.
The most convenient channel of ordering your own copy is through the online medium where you don’t have to wait in long queues. If you order a copy through VitalChek, you will receive a certified copy of the divorce certificate. However, at VitalChek, you will only be able to find records of divorces that happened in South Dakota after July 1, 1905. Ordering additional certified copies cost $15 per copy. Ordering through this state-approved service is secure, and the ordering process is designed to help protect your identity online.