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Minnehaha County, SD Public Records

Minnehaha County, South Dakota, is known for Falls Park, a picturesque park built around the beautiful Sioux Falls. The Sioux Falls is a series of cascading waterfalls on the Big Sioux River. Minnehaha County public records are available to interested requesters per the South Dakota Sunshine Law. Record seekers may obtain vital records from the Register of Deeds Office. The office provides copies of birth, marriage, and death records. Birth and marriage records are only available to eligible requesters, while death records are public. The office provides birth records dating back to 1905, marriage records dating back to 1872, and death records back to 1960. Record seekers must complete and submit a 'South Dakota Vital Records Request' form and pay the applicable fees. The office accepts online, mailed, and in-person applications. If the records are unavailable from the Register of Deeds, the request is forwarded to the South Dakota Department of Health: Division of Licensure and Accreditation. The office provides marriage, birth, death, and divorce records at the state level. The office only provides vital records to eligible requesters, i.e., the registrant, authorized/designated agent, the parent or legal guardian, direct family members, and next of kin. The office accepts in-person and mailed requests. In addition, record seekers may find birth records over 100 years old online through the searchable database. Divorce records in the county are also available from the Minnehaha County Clerk of Courts via in-person and mailed requests. Individuals must provide details such as the parties' names, the divorce's location, and the event's date. Property records are accessible through the Minnehaha County Property Information System. The system has a property search function that record seekers can use to find real estate information using criteria such as name, parcel id, and address.

Courts in Minnehaha County

Court Records in Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Minnehaha County court records are available except for sealed records and other confidential documents. There are two courts in Minnehaha County; the Magistrate Court and Circuit Court. Records for both courts are available through the Clerk of Courts office. Record seekers may send requests via mail or make them in person. The office requires extensive records details, including the requester's name and contact information. The office may charge a fee for record searches and providing copies of the documents. Alternatively, record seekers may use the South Dakota Legal Self-Help provided by the South Dakota Unified Judicial System to access court records. Record seekers may use the online platform to search for public or civil judgment records.

Court Name:
425 N Dakota Avenue
Sioux Falls

Jails and Prisons in Minnehaha County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Minnehaha County inmate records are for those incarcerated at the Minnehaha County Jail. It is the main correctional facility in the county. The Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office maintains records for the jail. Record seekers can use the 'Who's Behind Bars' search provided by the office to find inmate information. The list is updated every 15 minutes, and record seekers can filter the results by searching using the inmate's last name. Each inmate profile describes the charges, bond details, full name, and the date and time of the arrest. Minnehaha County has 23 jails and prisons, with one jail and prison per 35 square miles. The county ranks 1st in the state in jails and prisons per square mile.

Jails and Prisons Name:
1600 North Drive
Sioux Falls
1900 West Russell Street
Sioux Falls
500 North Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls
4200 South West Avenue
Sioux Falls

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Minnehaha County

Arrest Records in Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Minnehaha County arrest records are available through the Sheriff's Office. Records seekers may send mail requests to the office indicating the arrest's details, such as the names of the parties involved, charges, dates, and locations. The office also accepts in-person requests. The office may charge for record searches and providing copies. In addition, individuals may have to present some form of identification. Alternatively, record seekers may use the South Dakota Attorney General's Office to request criminal records through the Computerized Criminal History (CCH). Minnehaha County has six police departments, with one police department per 134 square miles. The county has a crime rate of 26.04 per 1,000 residents.

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