If you need to legally prove that you – or someone else – has gone through a divorce in the state of South Dakota, you can use the state office of Vital Records. Besides proving the legality of a divorce, you can also find much valuable information about your family history. Since divorce records are now considered public domain, the files are available to almost anyone. Even though the divorce records can be accessed, the state of South Dakota limits the access to individuals who are related – such as a child, spouse or parent. Authorized agents or legal professionals may also have access to the records. The state maintains divorce record files from 1905 to present day. To qualify for a state-based search of South Dakota divorce records, you must fill out an application that you can obtain from the state or download onto your computer. Fill out the form accurately and then mail it to the following address:
South Dakota Vital Records Office
207 East Missouri Avenue, Suite #1A
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-4961
Include such information as full names of the persons involved, addresses, date the divorce was granted and the county, if known. The more data you can provide, the faster and easier the search can be conducted and the more accurate the results will be. You’ll also be asked to provide your name, address, phone number and how you’re related to at least one of the people listed on the divorce decree and why you want the record. Send the application along with a $15 search fee and a copy of your identification information.
To bypass the red tape you have to go through for a state-based search, you can choose an online search service. All you have to do is select a service from the Internet, submit as much information as required about the divorce decree and sit back and wait a few moments for the results. You don’t have to prove who you are or state why you want a copy of the decree. These powerful search services use databases and search engines that can search through millions of records in record time and then compile that data into an accurate report. Your payment information will be encrypted, so no one will be able to access the fact that it was you who requested the report. Whether you’re searching for genealogical information or just want to check the background of a fiancé or the love interest of a family member or loved one – an Internet search service can provide you with the data you need. And, you can be sure it’s accurate. If no record is revealed, you don’t pay the fee. If an Internet search service is a method you’d like to pursue to search through South Dakota divorce records, click on the link to find out more.