Pursuant to SDCL 16-2-29.6, effective March 31, 2006, the UJS will use an electronic statewide database to provide public access to judgment docket information in civil cases in which money judgments have issued from South Dakota state courts.
This electronic database replaces the judgment docket cards that have been maintained in the clerks' of court offices statewide in the same manner in which, years ago, these docket cards replaced judgment docket books.
The electronic civil money judgment system is a web-based system that can be accessed by anyone at anytime from their home or office computer or computer available in the public library or internet café.
This site contains information about civil money judgments filed and docketed with the South Dakota court system.
All of the information that is statutorily required by SDCL 15-16-6 to be docketed by the clerk is contained within this system.
These records may not reflect interest that may be due on the judgment amounts.
The judgment docket indicates the person or company's address at the time the judgment was issued.
Judgment filing times listed within this database are local time; judgment docketing times are Central time.
The site contains all active judgments and contains inactive judgment information from April 19, 2004 to the present.
All docketed judgments and updated information to those judgments are entered onto this website in "realtime" with no delays except for maintenance or repair to the system, which we will attempt to schedule in the evening hours to avoid any inconvenience to the user.
As noted, this electronic system replaces the docket cards in the clerks' offices statewide; the original judgment will continue to be available in the paper court record in the clerk's office in the circuit in which it is filed.
Contact the specific clerk's office if you would like to view the original judgment; you will need to provide the clerk with the docket number and the case name.
To use the system, register online and obtain a user ID and password.