July 20, 2017

Clerk of Courts

The basic functions of the clerk’s office are:

  • Assist customers with requests for information on court procedures, fees, and court dates
  • Process traffic tickets and other criminal complaints, receipt and disburse fines, fees, costs, bond and restitution
  • Maintain judges’ court calendar
  • Summon and qualify jurors, assist judge in juror selection process, and authorize payment of jurors
  • Perform magistrate functions such as setting bond, handling initial appearances, issuing warrants, entering default judgments in small claims cases, and performing civil marriage ceremonies and remit passport applications


HOURS:   8-12 & 1-5 PM Monday – Friday


Clerk of Courts:

Claudette Opitz

711 W 1st St #201

Webster SD 57274-1362

P (605) 345-3771

F  (605) 345-3818


Jessica Sattler, Deputy




SD JUDICIAL SYSTEM:  http://ujs.sd.gov/

DAY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT:  http://ujs.sd.gov/County_Information/Day.aspx

SD JUROR INFORMATION:  http://ujs.sd.gov/Information/jurors.aspx

PASSPORT INFORMATION: www.travel.state.gov