Yankton County Register of Deeds Office
Phone: (605) 260-4400, Ext 5
Fax: (605) 668-9682
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
321 W. Third St., Suite 205
Yankton, S.D., 57078
Welcome to the Yankton County Register of Deeds Office. Our office is located on the second floor of the Yankton County Government Center at 321 W. Third St., in downtown Yankton.
2016 Annual Report
The Register of Deeds provides many services to the county. This office is the primary county record-keeping and archival office for vital statistics (birth, death and marriage records), burial permits, land records (such as plats, deeds, mortgages, satisfactions, assignments, etc.), military discharge records, hospital liens, mechanics liens, county, state and federal tax liens, powers of attorney, fictitious name filings, UCC filings and corner records.
Our office is also responsible for the issuance of marriage licenses, as well as certified copies of birth certificates, death certificates and marriage certificates.
The Yankton County Register of Deeds collected $274,793 in fees in 2016, including $22,258 in revenue from providing copies of real estate documents. The $274,793 total also includes $94,349 in Land Transfer Fees (representing $94.35 million in 2016 Yankton County land sales).
Records and documents processed by the Yankton County Register of Deeds staff in 2016 included:
• 1,394 Birth Certificates
• 1,340 Death Certificates
• 712 County and Hospital Liens
• 952 Property Transfers
• 890 Deeds
• 830 Mortgage Satisfactions
• 855 Mortgages
• 384 Marriage Certificates
• 250 Assignments, Addendums, Amendments
• 69 Easements
• 131 Burial Permits
• 183 Marriage Licenses
• 172 State, Federal and Mechanic Liens
• 76 Plats
• 25 Lis Pendens (Initial Foreclosure Actions)