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Brown County Courthouse - General Information

The following contact information should be used when contacting the Brown County Courthouse regarding birth, death, marriage divorce, land, and estate records:

    Register of Deeds
Brown County
25 Market St
Aberdeen, SD 57401

phone: (605) 626-7140
fax: (605) 626-4010

Payment: Cash or Money Order accepted only; include a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) with any requests

Birth/Death/Marriage Records

For Birth Records which are 100 Years and Older, please search the State of South Dakota Birth Record Search Page.

The Brown County Courthouse has Birth and Death records dating back to 1905, and marriage records dating back to 1885. Birth Records are available from any Register of Deeds in the state, provided the birth was in South Dakota. Death Record searches submitted to the Brown County Register of Deeds will be first undertaken in the county, if not found, they will be forwarded along to the South Dakota State Dept of Health for a more extensive search.

Cost:   $10.00 per Birth Record Search
$10.00 per Death Record Search
 $7.00 per Marriage Record Search

Land Records

Land Records dating back to the 1880s are available from the Brown County Register of Deeds. There is no charge for searching real estate records, but you must provide a legal description of the property that you want searched (ie, Township, Section).

Cost:   $1.00 per copy of document

Searches for liens or mortgages are not provided by the Registrar of Deeds. You may contact one of the following local businesses to perform such searches.

        Clark Title Co.
104 Lincoln Street, #102
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: 605.225.1330
Fax: 605.225.3876

Randy Turner, Attorney
202 S Main St # 600
Aberdeen, SD 57401-4185

Estate Records

Records regarding the settling of a deceased person's estate are particularly valuable research documents. The Brown County Register of Deeds has extensive records regarding the settlment of estates. More information regarding availabilty will be added in the future.

Cost:   $1.00 per copy of document

Naturalization and Immigration Records

Brown County Naturalization Records have all been transferred to the South Dakota State Archives in Pierre. Information for years 1881-1954 is available.

Cost:   Search requests require a prepaid search fee of $10.60 for each name searched.

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