Register of Deeds

Register of Deeds:  Bev Stoeser           


Contact Information:

Phone:  (605) 223-7786

Fax:  (605) 223-7788


Mailing Address:

PO Box 596

Fort Pierre SD 57532

Office Location:

Stanley County Courthouse

08 E 2 Avenue

Fort Pierre SD 57532

Office Hours:

8 A.M. – 12 P.M. & 1 P.M. - 5 P.M. Central Time

Monday - Friday

*Excluding holidays

The Register of Deeds office is the place where all real estatte records are preserved through a recording and scanning process. Deeds, mortgages and all types of miscellaneous documents are maintained to allow for an orderly chain of title. Our land records date back to 1891 for persons interested in family history or just research in general.

We also file State, Federal and County Liens, Mechanic’s Liens, Business Names Registrations, UCC liens, Military Discharge records and other types of miscellaneous filings.
In addition, we issue certified copies of birth, death and marriage records and we are the office you will come to when you are ready to get a marriage license.


 •Document Format Standards

 •Recording Fees

 •Transfer Fee Exemptions

 •State of South Dakota Statues Index

Every type of property transfer document must be accompanied by a Certificate of Real Estate Value document completely and properly filled out. The Certificate does not get recorded but is given to the Director of Equalization Office.

• Certificate of Real Estate Form

Certified copies of birth, death and marriage records are issued at a cost of $10.00 each to certain persons only.  The records are free to Veterans when they are being used for a claim against a government entity.

Informational copies are issued at a cost of $10.00 each to anyone requesting one.  They cannot be used for legal purposes but only for informational purposes such as genealogy searches.

 •Military Fee Waiver

 Below are the appropriate forms for applying:

 •Birth Record

 •Death Record


 •Multiple Vital Records - If  you are ordering multiple types of records, (e.g, birth and divorce) or  if you are ordering records for more than one individual, please complete sections 1 and 2 (3 and 4  if applicable) on the birth, death, divorce or marriage record) application and use the State Vital Records Addendum link below

We also issue Marriage Licenses - Below are the appropriate forms for applying:

 •Marriage License Requirements

 •Bride and Groom Marriage Application Worksheet

 •Parental Consent Form


 •Search births over 100 yrs old

 •South Dakota Secretary of State  - 
   UCC Information

   Fictitious Business Names

   Register a Business

 •Vital Records Information

 •SD Department of Health

 •State of South Dakota

 •Military Discharge Information

 •Request for Federal Tax Liens Search


Pursuant to South Dakota Codified Laws 43-28-24 thru 43-28-28 inclusive:

The preparer of a document or instrument may not include an individual's personally identifiable information in any document or instrument that is prepared and presented for recording in the county office of the register of deeds.  This section does not apply to any document or instrument that was executed by an individual prior to July 1, 2010.
These provisions do not apply to a state or federal tax lien or release relating to a state or federal tax lien, a military separation or discharge record, a uniform commercial code filing in the county office of the register of deeds or any governmental certified copy of a document or instrument.
Terms used in this Act mean:
     1.  "Personally identifiable information," any information that includes one or more of the following specific   
          unique identifiers when combined with an individual's name:
             a.  A social security number.  This term does not, however, include the last four digits of a social security
             b.  Checking, savings, or share account number; or
             c.  Credit, debit, or charge card number;
     2.  "Preparer," any person who creates, drafts, edits, revises,or changes the document or instrument that is
          recorded with the register of deeds.  The term, preparer, does not include any person who hires, requires,
          refers, pays, or requests that the document or instrument be drafted or recorded.
Stanley County
08 E 2nd Avenue
Fort Pierre, SD 57532
(605) 223-7780
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