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Codington County, SD Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 1054
Watertown, SD 57201 ujs.sd.gov/County_Information/Cod...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 605-882-5095
F: 605-882-5384
Couriers: 14 1st Ave SE
Watertown, SD 57201
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.

Codington County, SD Vital Records

Contact the Codington 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.

Codington County
Register of Deeds
codington.org/register-of-deeds/
8AM-5PM CST
Phone: 605-882-6278
Fax: 605-882-5230

Codington County Vital Certificates

Codington 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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Codington County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 687.67 sq mi
Population (2009): 26,168
  • Females: 49.8%
  • White: 96.0%
  • Black/African American: 0.2%
  • Asian: 0.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 94.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): 271
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.8%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 10.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 85.3%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 18.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.46
Housing Units (2000): 11,324
Homeownership Rate (2000): 70.2%
Migration Flow to Codington County, SD from (2007-2008):

Codington County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $721,988
  • Construction: $50,399
  • Retail Trade: $69,583
  • Professional and Technical Services: $17,715
  • Healthcare: $91,277
  • Banking: $45,835
  • Retail Trade: $69,583
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $19,545
  • Manufacturing: $155,911
  • Farms: $36,380
  • Government: $97,105
Employed (2000): 13,951
Unemployed (2000): 572
Unemployment Rate (2009): 6.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $35,749
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,775
Local Government Revenue (2007): $65,767 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $21,187 (thou. dol.)

Codington County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 436
  • Per 1,000 population: 16.6
Deaths (2007): 252
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 3
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.9

Codington County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 40
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 21
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 19
Property Crimes (2008): 625
  • Burglary: 90
  • Larceny-Theft: 486
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 49

Codington County Genealogy Records