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South Dakota Birth Certificates From South Dakota Vital Records

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South Dakota Birth Certificate Types

Certified Birth Certificate – Certified copies of birth certificates that may be used for practically all legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment. Birth records are available for births that occurred since 1915.

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Certified Birth Certificate

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Who can order?

South Dakota is a closed record state, meaning birth certificates are not part of public records. This means only the following individuals may secure a certified copy of a birth certificate after filling out the forms, paying the appropriate fees, and providing the necessary legal documents and identification:

The person named on the record (registrant)

The registrant’s parent/s listed on the record

The registrant’s immediate family (spouse, grandparent or adult child/grandchild)

Legally authorized or designated agents

A person needing information for the protection of personal or property rights

South Dakota Vital Records Agency Information

South Dakota Vital Records

The South Dakota Vital Records keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, such as birth, death, and marriage. Birth records are available for births that occurred since July 1, 1905.

Notice: It is in Instant Vital Records’ best interest to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information on this site, but state agency information and policies may change without notice. Instant Vital Records makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability, or usefulness of any information, nor do we assume the liability of such information. 

South Dakota Birth Certificates

The South Dakota Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, typically acceptable for most legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment.

Visit the South Dakota Vital Records’ official page for more information.

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