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Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds is the "Library" for the county.  Our office records Deuel County real estate documents such as Deeds, Mortgages, Easements, Satisfactions, Plats, and other documents.  Our office maintains full and true computerized and scanned records of all the documents. Many of these files can be obtained by calling, emailing, or visiting the county Register of Deeds office.  For recording fees for South Dakota, please see the "Fee Sheet to Record Documents in Reg. Deeds office" link at the bottom of this page. Note: The Register of Deeds and staff CANNOT help you complete documents or forms.  We are also unable to provide legal advice of any type.  If you have questions about completing forms or how to transfer property, please consult with an attorney.  

Other Documents Recorded:

Our office also files/records documents such as:

Burial Records

Cemetery Records

Mechanics Liens

State, Federal, and County Liens

Military Records

UCC Documents

And other miscellaneous documents

Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates

The County Register of Deeds office can issue Certified copies of Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates for a cost of $15.00 per copy.  If you are unable to make it into our office you can mail us a completed form with correct fees using the application below or you can apply for a Certified copy online at

Our office also issues Marriage Licenses to anyone who plans to get married in South Dakota for a cost of $40.00.  Marriage licenses can be obtained 90 days prior to the marriage.  Both spouses need to be present and have a photo ID to apply.  Individuals under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign the application.  For more information about marriage requirements in South Dakota, please visit this website

Contact us
Casey Severson
Deuel County Register of Deeds
PO Box 307
408 4th St. West
Clear Lake, SD 57226
Phone 605-874-2268
Fax 605-874-1306
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed all state & federal holidays
Office located on the second floor of the Courthouse.
Casey Severson, Register of Deeds
Renae Engelkes, Deputy Register of Deeds

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