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Clay County, SD Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 377
Vermillion, SD 57069 ujs.sd.gov/County_Information/Cla...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 605-677-6756
F: 605-677-8885
Couriers: 211 West Main St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Family, Probate, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, or mental health records released
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.

Clay County, SD Vital Records

Contact the Clay 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.

Clay County
Register of Deeds
www.claycountysd.org/registerofde...
8AM-5PM CST
Phone: 605-677-7130
Fax: 605-677-7104

Clay County Vital Certificates

Clay 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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Clay County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 411.60 sq mi
Population (2009): 13,490
  • Females: 51.4%
  • White: 91.8%
  • Black/African American: 1.2%
  • Asian: 2.6%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 90.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): -47
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 20.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 89.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 38.7%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.32
Housing Units (2000): 5,438
Homeownership Rate (2000): 54.4%
Migration Flow to Clay County, SD from (2007-2008):

Clay County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $310,245
  • Construction: $6,902
  • Retail Trade: $21,623
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $28,795
  • Banking: $9,300
  • Retail Trade: $21,623
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $8,954
  • Manufacturing: $21,937
  • Farms: $12,422
  • Government: $126,192
Employed (2000): 6,872
Unemployed (2000): 595
Unemployment Rate (2009): 3.9%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $33,398
Local Government Employment (2007): 502
Local Government Revenue (2007): $21,842 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $16,753 (thou. dol.)

Clay County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 150
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.1
Deaths (2007): 83
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 0
  • Per 1,000 population: 0.0

Clay County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 7
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Aggravated Assault: 6
Property Crimes (2008): 130
  • Burglary: 20
  • Larceny-Theft: 105
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 5

Clay County Genealogy Records