In South Dakota, birth certificates are issued by the South Dakota Department of Health. Here's how you can obtain a birth certificate:
You are eligible to request a copy of your own birth certificate if you are at least 18 years old. If you are not yet 18, you will need to have a parent or legal guardian request the certificate for you. You can also request the birth certificate of your child, spouse, or parent.
To order a birth certificate, you will need to provide the following information:
There are two ways to order a birth certificate in South Dakota:
The fee for a certified copy of a birth certificate in South Dakota is $15. Additional fees may apply if you order online or request expedited service.
Once your request is received and processed, you will receive a certified copy of the birth certificate by mail. The processing time may vary depending on the method of ordering and the volume of requests received.
It's important to note that South Dakota also offers expedited processing for an additional fee. You can find more information on the South Dakota Department of Health website or by contacting them directly.