Birth and Marriage Amendments and Corrections
(For adoptions, paternities, death amendments, and any other questions, please contact our office.)
To change a surname (last name) on a vital record, you must provide a certified copy of a court order that directs that the record be amended AND provides the following information:
(a) Information to identify the certificate;
(b) The incorrect data as it is listed on the certificate; and
(c) The correct data as it should appear.
For instructions on how to obtain a court ordered name change please contact an attorney or visit the South Dakota Unified Justice System website for the applicable forms.
Minor Spelling Corrections
To correct a minor spelling change on a birth or marriage record, please complete the appropriate form listed below.
Fee and Supporting Documentation
The fee to correct, amend, or change a name on a vital record is $8. If the record is under one year old, there is no fee or documentation required.
|One original, certified, or authenticated document is required to show how the item for amendment should be listed. Here is a list of suggested documents:|