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Butte County South Dakota Register of Deeds Office

The Register of Deeds office is located on the 1st floor of the Courthouse in Belle Fourche.



839 5th Ave

Belle Fourche, SD 57717


Phone: (605) 892-2912


Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00


From Julie: I am pleased to announce that Butte County now has a Land Notification system.  This is a free alert that you can sign up for that will notify you whenever anything is recorded in the Register of Deeds office on any of your land that you want an alert for.  You will need to, first, sign up for an account (instructions are on the Welcome page).  This part is free.  Once you’ve selected South Dakota & Butte County, you will see a Shield symbol.  Click on that to register for alerts.  That is also free, but you will need a subscription to view or print any documents.  Call if you have any questions.

Please Note: computer indexing began June 1996. Images are available from June 1996 to present.  Vital records and Service discharges are not available through  

Compliance Standards for Recording of Documents

Listed are some of SDCL compliance standards required for recording a document at the Register of Deeds Office.

SDCL 7-9-1 “Prepared by” statement

SDCL 7-9-7 “Required Information”

SDCL 7-9-19 “Right to Refuse to Record”

SDCL 18-4-12 “Acknowledgment Statement for Notary”

SDCL 36-18A-71 “Land Surveys require signature, date, and seal”

SDCL 43-28-23 “Format Standards for Documents”

SDCL 43-28-24 “Definitions relating to identity information”

SDCL 43-28-25 “Personally identifiable information prohibited”

SDCL 43-28-26 “Certain documents exempt”

And Attorney General Official Opinion No. 84-27 “Register of Deed Right to Refuse”
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At a minimum, documents received for recording shall be reviewed for compliance with the above-listed statutes and all other requirements and laws applicable.


Please consult with an attorney familiar with and licensed to practice law in South Dakota.



Vital Records began in South Dakota in 1905. 
A certified copy of a SD birth, death or marriage record can be obtained from any SD county. Fees are $15.00. 

A marriage license must be purchased in SD if the wedding is to occur in SD. The ceremony needs to take place within 90 days of issuance. License fee is $40.00. 

Application forms can be obtained in the Register of Deeds office or at 

Land records began in Butte County around the late 1800's. 

Recorded and filed documents include deeds, contracts, mortgages, satisfactions, easements, covenants, leases, plats, liens, business name certificates and much more. 

Recording fees are generally $30.00. Some of the documents have specific fees. 

Copies of documents can be obtained for a fee of $1.00 per page. 

Land records are also available through from June 1996 to present day. 



Our Location
Belle Fourche, South Dakota

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