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South Dakota FOIA procedures

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Each state varies slightly in the procedures used to gain access to public documents. This article serves to describe specifically the steps used in South Dakota. To read the history and details of South Dakota’s sunshine laws please see South Dakota Sunshine Law

How to request public records in South Dakota

Records requests should be directed to the agency in possession of the desired records.

Purpose and use

The law does not require a statement of purpose and does not place any restrictions on the use of records.

Who may request public records?

See also: List of who can make public record requests by state

Anyone may request public records in South Dakota.[1] However, certain records concerning correctional facilities are not available to inmates.[2]


See also: How much do public records cost?

Fees can also include the cost of the equipment required to transfer records across the internet and between various mediums.[3]

Response time

See also: Request response times by state

No response times are specified in South Dakota law.

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