May 1, 2017

Recording Fees

Register of Deeds fees are set by SD Codified Law.  This list all fees & state law for the established fees.

 Real Estate

Document Standards Still Apply SDCL43-28-23

“>Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Satisfactions, Easements, Contracts, Covenants, Resolutions, Surveys, Lis pendens, Leases, etc: $30 per document for the first 50 pages* SDCL 7-9-15(1)
Transfer Fee for Deeds (This fee applies to a deed if there is consideration) $0.50 per $500 of Value SDCL 43-4-21
Mortgage Assignments (no more than one assignment listed per document) $30 per assignment for the first 50 pages* SDCL 44-8-13
Plats $60 per plat SDCL 11-3-11
Master Deeds and Master Leases $75 per documents for the first 50 pages* SDCL 43-15A-9
Corner Records $10 Document SDCL 43-20-10
Notice of Levy and Release of Levy $30 per document for the first 50 pages* SDCL 15-18-23 & 43-30S-12-4, 7-9-15(1)

 

 Liens

Mechanic’s Liens & Assignments $30 per document for the first 50 pages* SDCL 44-9-19, 7-9-15(3)
Mechanic Lien Satisfactions No Fee SDCL 44-9-19, 7-9-15(3)
Notice of Project Commencement (Mechanic’s Lien) $30 per notice for the first 50 pages* SDCL 44-9-50, 7-9-15(3)
Undertaking to Release Property (Mechanic’s Lien) $30 per undertaking for the first 50 pages* SDCL 44-4-4, 7-9-15(3)
Seed & Thresher’s Liens Bill of Sale & add’l filings $30 per lien or filing for the first 50 pages* SDCL 38-17, 7-9-15(1), 7-9-15(3)
Seed & Thresher’s Lien Satisfactions No Fee SDCL 7-9-15(3)
Federal Tax Liens, U.S. Justice Liens & Releases $20 per Lien or Release SDCL 44-7-8.1
Hospital Lien $30 per lien for the first 50 pages* SDCL 44-12-5 & 7-9-15(3)
Hospital Lien Release No Fee SDCL 7-9-15(3)

 

Mineral Records

Oil, gas & mineral leases & other docs relating to mineral or oil & gas lease exploration & development $30 per document for the first 50 pages* SDCL 7-9-15(4)
Location Certificate $30 per document for the first 50 pages* SDCL 45-4-7, 7-9-15(1)
Affidavit of Labor & Notice of Intent to Hold $30 per document for the first 50 pages* SDCL 45-4-23, 7-9-15(1) & (2)  plus .25 per claim

 

Miscellaneous

Fictitious or Business Name Filing or Amendment $10 per filing per county SDCL 37-11-1, 37-11-2
Dry Draw Location Notices $30 per document for the first 50 pages* SDCL 46-4-3, 7-9-15(1)
Military Discharge Records (DD-214) & Certified Copies No Fee to file or for certified copies SDCL 33A-2-8

*Documents over 50 pages require the recording fee plus $2.00 per each add’l page. Example: a 52 page document, the fee would be $34.00. (Data on the front & back of a page is considered 2 pages.) No more than one mortgage may be satisfied, continued or assigned in one document.

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UCC Fees

SDCL 57A-9-525 & 7-9-15(1)

Initial Financing Statement, Continuation, Assignments & Amendment Statements. (If recorded against the real estate, then an additional $30.00 recording fee applies.) $25 per statement plus $5 for additional pages plus $3 for each additional debtor after the first one.
Terminating Statement Rules: 5:04:04:05 No Fee for filing If recorded against the real estate, then a $30 recording fee applies) SDCL 7-9-15(1)

 

Vital Records Fees

Rules 44:09:06:02 & SDCL 7-9-15(2)

Certified copy of a :
Birth Certificate
Death Certificate
Marriage Certificate
$15 per copy
Marriage License $40 per License SDCL 25-1-10
Informational Copy of a :
Birth Certificate
Death Certificate
Marriage Certificate
$15 per copy
Uncertified copies of Burial Permits $1 per page SDCL 7-9-15(2)
Certified copy of a Burial Permit $5 for 1st page and $1 for each additional page SD 7-9-15(2)

 

 Copy Fees for Recorded and Filed Documents

Applies to hard, electronic, microfilm and facsimile copies

(There may be other charges that apply per county resolution or per statute.)

Certified copies of recorded, or filed documents inclusive of UCC filings $5 for the 1st page and $1 of each additional page SDCL 7-9-15(2)
Uncertified copies of recorded or filed documents to include UCC filed documents $1 per page SDCL 7-9-15(2), 57A-9-525

 

Statutorily set search fees for certain instruments

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Searches $20 per name searched SDCL 57A-9-525
Federal Tax Lien SearchIf communicated in writing $20 per name searched SDCL 44-7-8.2
Federal Tax Lien SearchIf the record is communicated by another method or medium $15 per name searched SDCL 44-7-8.2

 

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