South Dakota Magistrate Courts

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The Magistrate Courts are courts in South Dakota that handle minor criminal offenses and less serious civil courts than the Circuit Courts.

Court division

District Counties served
First Judicial Circuit Aurora, Bon Homme, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook, Turner, Union and Yankton Counties
Second Judicial Circuit Lincoln and Minnehaha Counties
Third Judicial Circuit Beadle, Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Miner, Moody, and Sanborn Counties
Fourth Judicial Circuit Butte, Dewey, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Perkins, and Ziebach Counties
Fifth Judicial Circuit Brown, Campbell, Day, Edmunds, Faulk, Marshall, McPherson, Roberts, Spink, and Walworth Counties
Sixth Judicial Circuit Bennett, Gregory, Haakon, Hughes, Hyde, Jackson, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Potter, Stanley, Sully, Todd, and Tripp Counties
Seventh Judicial Circuit Custer, Fall River, Pennington, and Shannon Counties

External links

South Dakota Court Overview