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South Dakota Free Death Records


Don't be tricked into paying for death records. Welcome to Find Free Death Records, Your # 1 Resource to Find Free South Dakota Death Records. I list the best ways to get South Dakota death records and obituaries for free or as little money as possible. This page is updated daily - if you have more up-to-date information or corrections, please don't hesitate to contact me.
South Dakota Free Death Records Obituaries
How to Apply:
  • Download this request form from the South Dakota Department of Health.
  • Complete the above form and mail it along with any applicable fees, and a copy of your government issued photo identification, to:
      207 E MISSOURI AVE, STE 1A
      PIERRE SD 57501
  • Records for genealogical purposes are available to the general public, and will contain the words "For Informational Purposes Only" on it. To order a certified death record, you must be eligible.
  • Individuals eligible to order a certified death record are:
    • Spouse, Child
    • Parent, Guardian
    • Next of Kin - grandparents and siblings
    • Authorized Agent - attorney, physician, funeral director
    • Designated Agent - someone given authority by an individual who has authority to obtain the vital record to act on their behalf. Must complete the designated agent section of the application.
    • Personal or Property Right - a right to the record not included in the categories above. Individual will be asked to provide information about the right.


Death certificates are confidential records with restricted access for 25 years from the date of death by Alabama law. Anyone may obtain death certificates more than 25 years old upon payment of the proper fee. Death certificates less than 25 years old may be obtained by the following persons, upon payment of the proper fee:

  • When ordering records for genealogy purposes, please place your order through the mail.
  • The mail order process is designed to allow flexibility with possible different spellings or dates and will ensure a more accurate search with a greater chance of the record being located.


  • $15.00


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