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Lake County, SD Court System Information

Lake County is a county in the U.S. state of South Dakota. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 11,200. Its county seat is Madison.

Court Information

Lake County is located within the South Dakota Third Judicial Circuit and served by a circuit court and a magistrate court.

Lake County, SD Court Overview

The following courts are located in Lake County, South Dakota. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and only lists courts with pages on Ballotpedia.

  1. South Dakota Third Judicial Circuit, South Dakota
  2. South Dakota Third Judicial Circuit (Magistrate Court), South Dakota

Visitation Information

Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Physical Address:
Lake County Courthouse
200 East Center Street
Madison, SD 57042

Lake County Clerk of Courts:

Linda Klosterman, Clerk of Courts
Lake County Courthouse
200 E Center Street
Madison, SD 57042-2941
Phone: 605-256-5644
Fax: 605-256-5080
Email: linda.klosterman@ujs.state.sd.us
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Service and Responsibilities:

The Clerk of the Court Office is responsible for filing for all criminal, juvenile court cases. The primary duty of the court clerk is to assist the Court judge in the execution of their judicial responsibilities by preparing and maintaining court records, collecting fees and fines, and processing paperwork. Besides, the Court Clerk issues all processes such as citations, notices and summons for service to the sheriff and subpoenas all witnesses in trials of matters. Furthermore, the Court Clerk must be present at all court sessions and keep complete records of the proceedings and determinations of that court.

Lake County Judicial Circuit Judge:

Gregory J. Stoltenburg, Presiding Circuit Judge
314 6th Avenue, Suite 6
Brookings, SD 57006-2085

Lake County Magistrate Judge:

Abigail A. Howard, Magistrate Judge
314 6th Avenue, Suite 6
Brookings, SD 57006-2085

Patrick J. McCann, Magistrate Judge
14 1st Avenue SE
Watertown, SD 57201

Lake County, SD County Register of Deeds

Shirley Ebsen, Register Of Deeds
Lake County Register of Deeds
200 E Center St
Madison, SD 57042
Phone: 605-256-7614
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Service and Responsibilities:

The Register of Deeds Office is the primary county record-keeping and archive office responsible for vital statistics such as marriage, birth and death records, plats, deeds, mortgages, satisfactions, assignments, military discharge records, hospital liens, mechanics liens, county, state and federal tax liens, powers of attorney, fictitious name filings, UCC filings, etc. Besides, the Register of Deeds Office is also in charge of issuance of marriage licenses, as well as certified copies of birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage licenses.

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