Addresses and information on South Dakota small claims courts and filings.
A person can file a claim in small claims court if he/she has a dispute involving a certain amount of money with another person, company or government agency.
The amount that could be recovered is limited, and it varies from state to state (usually from $1,500 to 10,000 Dollars.)
Most common claims in small claims courts involve:
Things to bring to court:
Original copies of all papers you need to help prove the case (contracts, letters, rental agreements, canceled checks, deeds, repair bills, IOUs, diagrams, written damage estimates, photographs or even drawings.)
2 photocopies of every original document. (one for the defendant, one for the court)
The piece of clothing or the appliance damaged by the defendant, if that's the case.
Any witness that could help the case. Some judges allow notarized statements by witness that cannot appear in court.
Small Claims Courts Requirements:
Hearing dates are usually set on some evenings or on Saturday (once a month.)
Hearing is scheduled within 40 days in most cases (up to 70 days if one litigant does not live in the same county).
Small Claims Court Courthouse Annex Rapid City, SD 57701 Phone:(605) 394`2688
United States Government United States District Court Sioux Falls, SD 57101 Phone:(605) 330`6650
District Court 400 S Phillips Ave Rm 128 Sioux Falls, SD 57104-6851 Phone:(605) 330`4505
United States Government United States District Court Rapid City, SD 57701 Phone:(605) 399`5920
Circuit Court 839 5th Ave Belle Fourche, SD 57717-1729 Phone:(605) 892`2516
Circuit Court Chambers 401 N Main St Plankinton, SD 57368 Phone:(605) 942`7729
Clerk of Courts 209 E Main St Elk Point, SD 57025-2327 Phone:(605) 356`2132
Grant County Circuity Court 210 E 5th Ave Milbank, SD 57252-2433 Phone:(605) 432`5482
Hand County Circuit Court 415 W 1st Ave Miller, SD 57362-1346 Phone:(605) 853`3337
Lyman County Circuit Court PO Box 235 Kennebec, SD 57544-0235 Phone:(605) 869`2594
State of South Dakota Circuit Court Court House Aberdeen, SD 57401 Phone:(605) 626`2451
State of South Dakota Circuit Court Vermillion, SD 57069 Phone:(605) 677`6756
State of South Dakota Circuit Court 4th Judicial Circuit Mitchell, SD 57301 Phone:(605) 995`8100
State of South Dakota Circuit Court Seventh-Courthouse Annex Rapid City, SD 57701 Phone:(605) 394`2571
State of South Dakota Clerk of Courts Court House Anx Rapid City, SD 57701 Phone:(605) 394`2575