March 4, 2024

Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Courts                                                      Phone 605-345-3771

711 W 1st St #201                                                  Fax (605-345-3818)

Webster, SD  57274

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

Claudette Opitz, Clerk                                                                                Elizabeth Adema, Deputy

JURY TRIALS:

  • The Clerk’s Office will mail out a notice approximately three weeks prior to any scheduled trial; follow the instructions in this letter
  • General SD JUROR INFORMATION (click here)

CIVIL WEDDINGS: Call the clerk’s office before you come

  • At our discretion we may perform this ceremony on the courthouse steps
      • You must pay the $20.00 fee
      • You should bring two  witnesses
      • You must provide a valid marriage license
        • Contact the Day County Register of Deeds 345-9506

SMALL CLAIMS:

COURT INFORMATION:

    • If you have an attorney, please stay in contact with them to determine whether you must appear in person and on what date/time
    • Court fines can be paid:
      •  by mail (see address below)
      •  online (see instructions below)
      •  by using the Courthouse Drop Box at the west entrance of the building
      • or in person

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

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

  • Click here for the  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”.
  • The site is best accessed 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 if it is using one of the browsers listed above.

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

 

LINKS:

SD JUDICIAL SYSTEM

DAY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT

 

 

PASSPORTS: www.travel.state.gov

  • 1-877-487-2778

 (as of 9/29/2023) THE DAY COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS NO LONGER ACCEPTS PASSPORT APPLICATIONS; PLEASE CONTACT A FACILITY LISTED BELOW FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

  • See information below.

      • To Renew Your Passport: FORM DS-82
      • To Apply for a New Passport : FORM DS -11
        • Estimated processing time could be 12 weeks (or more)
            • A photo copy of your valid driver’s license (front & back)
            • Two checks
            • Your completed DS-11 application, use black ink
        • 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