Vital records are released only as certified or informational copies, per ARSD 44:09:06:02. Find information on the fees for obtaining certified or informational copies of vital records in South Dakota, including birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates. Also access information on fee waivers for military, Head Start, school enrollment, and baseball. See applicable fees below.
Fees are payable to the South Dakota Department of Health.
|Certified or informational copy of birth, death, marriage, or divorce record, verification or notification of record searched||$15.00|
|Certificate of birth resulting in a stillbirth||$10.00|
|Expedite fee (only applies to phone and internet requests) includes shipping via regular mail, handling, and electronic authentication. If a UPS shipment is requested, the customer will pay the additional shipping costs.||$11.50|
|Preparation and filing of a delayed birth, death, or marriage certificate (fee does not include a certified or informational copy).||$15.00|
|Amending a birth, death, or marriage record 1 year or more after the event (fee does not include a certified or informational copy). Certified or informational copies already purchased can be exchanged at no cost. (Requires an amendment form)||$8.00|
|Preparation of new birth certificate with paternity (fee does not include a certified or informational copy).||$5.00|
|Preparation of a new birth certificate following adoption (fee does not include a certified or informational copy)||$15.00|