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Bennett County, SD Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 281
Martin, SD 57551-0281 ujs.sd.gov/County_Information/Ben...
Hours: 8AM-Noon: 12:30PM-4:30PM MST
P: 605-685-6969
F: 605-685-1075
Couriers: 202 Main
Martin, SD 57551
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Family, Probate, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, or mental health records released
Probate a separate index at this same address. Note that civil cases for amounts up to $12,000 may be held at the Magistrate Court, but all money judgments can be access as described below.

Bennett County, SD Vital Records

Contact the Bennett County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Bennett County
Register of Deeds
201 State St
Martin, SD 57551 ujs.sd.gov/County_Information/Ben...
8AM-N 12:30PM-4:30AM MST
Phone: 605-685-6054
Fax: 605-685-6311

Bennett County Vital Certificates

Bennett County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Bennett County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,185.29 sq mi
Population (2009): 3,348
  • Females: 50.1%
  • White: 35.5%
  • Black/African American: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.7%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 34.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): -226
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 13.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 33.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 71.3%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 12.7%
Persons per Household (2000): 3.14
Housing Units (2000): 1,278
Homeownership Rate (2000): 59.1%
Migration Flow to Bennett County, SD from (2007-2008):

Bennett County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $41,568
  • Construction: $3,188
  • Retail Trade: $2,478
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $0
  • Retail Trade: $2,478
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $0
  • Manufacturing: $0
  • Farms: $8,573
  • Government: $14,867
Employed (2000): 1,238
Unemployed (2000): 146
Unemployment Rate (2009): 5.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $25,915
Local Government Employment (2007): 328
Local Government Revenue (2007): $13,197 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $50 (thou. dol.)

Bennett County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 55
  • Per 1,000 population: 16.1
Deaths (2007): 40
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.7
Infant Deaths (2007): 1
  • Per 1,000 population: 18.2

Bennett County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 13
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 13
Property Crimes (2008): 24
  • Burglary: 10
  • Larceny-Theft: 10
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 4

Bennett County Genealogy Records