Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds office will be closed on Thursday, March 28th from 1-4 PM. 

Office Location:

Clay County Court House

211 W Main Suite 202

Vermillion, SD 57069

Phone Number:


Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Lisa Terwilliger, Register of Deeds 

Kristina Brinkmann, Deputy Register of Deeds 


The Register of Deeds Office keeps full and true computerized, filmed and scanned records of deeds, mortgages and other instruments authorized by law to be recorded. Filings consist of UCC's, fictitious names,  county indigent liens, sheriff's levy, personal property liens, federal tax liens, state tax liens and other miscellaneous documents. Birth, death and marriage certificates are issued from the South Dakota Department of Health Vital Records system.



Need a certified birth/marriage/death certificate?

Print the application here


Other Helpful Links:

Certificate of Real Estate Value

South Dakota Statewide Register of Deeds Fee Schedule

South Dakota Codified Laws Title List





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