Buffalo County > Clerk of Courts
Gann Valley, SD
Brule County Courthouse
300 S. Courtland Street
Chamberlain, SD 57325
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Doris Juhnke, Clerk of Courts
300 S. Courtland St., Ste. 111
Chamberlain, SD 57325
Phone: (605) 734-4580
Fax: (605) 734-4582
Hours: 8am-12pm & 1-5pm M-F

The  Clerk of Court's Office responsibilities include:

  • Management of criminal, civil and juvenile court cases.  Includes the receiving,
    filing, storing, and retrieving civil and criminal court records for Superior Court and
    Juvenile Court. All records are open for inspection and copying except juvenile court
    records and adoption records.

    This office provides support for the court through management of court records,
    attendance during court proceedings, and the issuing of juror summons, witness
    subpoenas and trial calendars and notices.

  • Management of real estate and personal property records of the county.  The
    Clerk of Courts is responsible for receiving, processing, indexing, and reproducing
    all records for land (real estate) and personal property bought, sold, or otherwise
    conveyed or encumbered in Buffalo County.  All real and personal property records
    are open for public inspection and copying.

  • Administration of the Court Registry and other additional services required by
    law or performed as a courtesy to the citizens of the county.  This office is also
    responsible for the management of the office and accounting for all funds paid into
    the court registry.  It also includes various other services and administrative
    responsibilities including:
  • Notary Public - Issues and approves applications for notaries public
  • Passports
  • Military Discharge Records - Files and maintains military discharge papers
  • Trade Name Registrations - Files and maintains trade name registrations
  • Partnerships - Files and maintains all partnership papers
  • Jury Management - Maintains and manages jury pool information for the
    county, summons and notifies jurors when to report, administers excusals
    and deferrals, and manages juries during jury selection and trials