June 6, 2020

Clerk of Courts

The Day County Clerk of Courts Office is currently closed to the public. Please call 605-345-3771; we will do what we can to assist you. We will add updates to our voice mail, as they become available.

  • COURT INFORMATION:
    • Do Not assume your court date is cancelled; limited court hearings can be held by phone, ITV or in person.
      • When you appear for your court hearing- use the West Door of the building
      • If no-one is there; please call 345-3771 for assistance.
      • Please inform the staff if you are not feeling well
    • If you have an attorney, please stay in phone contact with them.
    • If you do not have an attorney, please call the clerk’s office before your scheduled court date & follow the courts instruction
    • Court fines can be paid by mail (see address below), or online (see instructions below), or by using the Courthouse Drop Box at the west entrance of the building.
    • If you are on probation, please call CSO Brad Erhardt 605-626-2449 and follow his instruction
  • JURY TRIALS:
    • We are currently reviewing the jury trials currently scheduled for March, April & May 2020
    • Do not assume all trials are cancelled; in the near future, all jurors will receive notification from the Clerk’s Office whether or not they need to appear.
  • CIVIL WEDDINGS: Call the clerk’s office before you come
    • We may perform this ceremony on the courthouse steps
      • You must provide a valid marriage license
      • You must provide the $20.00 fee (cash or check)
      • You must provide two adult witnesses (no guests)
  • PASSPORTS: www.travel.state.gov
    • 1-877-487-2778
      • Renewals: FORM DS-82
      • New: FORM DS -11
        • Call the clerk’s office before you come
        • Estimated processing time could be 6-12 weeks
            • A photo copy of your valid driver’s license (front & back)
            • Two checks
            • Your completed DS-11 applicationBring with you
        • CERTIFIED COPY OF YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE (not a live birth or hospital birth)
        • Each applicant must appear in person
        • Minors must appear with both parents

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

Claudette Opitz, Clerk
Jessica Sattler, Deputy

711 W 1st St, #201
Webster SD 57274-1362

P (605) 345-3771
F  (605) 345-3818

LINKS:

SD JUDICIAL SYSTEM

DAY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

SD JUROR INFORMATION

PASSPORT INFORMATION

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INSTRUCTIONS to PAYING YOUR TICKET ON LINE  (Visa/MasterCard/Discover)

Please wait approximately 5-10 days after you receive a ticket to make your payment

  • WEBSITE
  • Click the Green Box – Make Payments
  • Select Search Type: click the dropdown box on the right side of the screen
  • Case Number: This will be a number given to you by the clerk OR

Citation Number:  This is found on your ticket.

Highway Patrol:  lower right, Starts with the letter “B” and ends with HP.  [ie B124466HP]

County Sheriff or City Police:  upper right, Starts with the letter “K”  [ie K509596]

Game, Fish & Parks:  upper right, Starts with the letters “GF”  [ie GF098202]

Hit tab and enter either the case number or citation number

  • Search by Last Name: enter your last name
  • Search by First Name: enter your first name
  • Search by Middle Name: LEAVE THIS FIELD BLANK
  • Your ticket information should now appear on the screen; click the box on the left to proceed with your credit card information.

TIPS: 

  • When entering a highway patrol citation number. Include the HP, do NOT include the – “dash”.
  • You may also mail your payment (check or money order/ do not mail cash) to the Clerk of Courts in the county you received your ticket.  CLERK OF COURT ADDRESSES
  • Site is accessible through the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. This can be accessed from an iPad, smartphone or any other mobile device as long as it is using one of the browsers listed above.