Register of Deeds

Pardon our progress!!
Due to the construction in the courthouse the ROD office will be CLOSED Thursday & Friday (10/12 & 10/13).
Please plan accordingly.
If you are in need of a marriage license or a vital record, any court house in the state can help.

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


Planning on getting married? Print the application here and make an appointment to come in to get your license. Both parties must be present and in good health to Obtain a marriage license.



Documents brought in after 3:30 will be recorded the next business day.

Public access to computers and the vault will be cut off at 4:00 so that we can clean our office thoroughly.


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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