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Potter County, SD Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 67
Gettysburg, SD 57442 ujs.sd.gov/County_Information/pot...
Hours: 7:30AM-N, 12:30-5PM M-TH; 7:30AM-N F CST
P: 605-765-9472
F: 605-765-9670
Couriers: 201 S Exene St
Gettysburg, SD 57442
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Family, Probate, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed, adoption 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.

Potter County, SD Vital Records

Contact the Potter 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.

Potter County
Register of Deeds

8:30AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 605-765-9467
Fax: 605-765-2332

Potter County Vital Certificates

Potter 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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Potter County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 866.49 sq mi
Population (2009): 2,053
  • Females: 50.8%
  • White: 96.5%
  • Black/African American: 0.0%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 0.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 96.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): -640
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.5%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 2.3%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 10.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 80.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 16.2%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.29
Housing Units (2000): 1,760
Homeownership Rate (2000): 79.5%

Potter County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $40,718
  • Construction: $2,188
  • Retail Trade: $3,235
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $4,386
  • Banking: $2,418
  • Retail Trade: $3,235
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $1,181
  • Manufacturing: $2,242
  • Farms: $9,438
  • Government: $7,188
Employed (2000): 1,291
Unemployed (2000): 18
Unemployment Rate (2009): 3.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $39,956
Local Government Employment (2007): 143
Local Government Revenue (2007): $6,329 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $1,012 (thou. dol.)

Potter County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 33
  • Per 1,000 population: 15.1
Deaths (2007): 32
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 0
  • Per 1,000 population: 0.0

Potter County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 1
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 1
Property Crimes (2008): 8
  • Burglary: 3
  • Larceny-Theft: 5
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 0

Potter County Genealogy Records