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[heading]South Dakota Small Claims Court[/heading]

SDCourt:  Small claims cases are heard in the small claims department of the District Court.

Claim Limit:  $12,000.00

Answer Period:  Defendant must file an answer within 20 days.

Attorney Representation: South Dakota permits attorneys to represent clients in small claims court.

Eviction Cases:  Eviction cases are allowed in small claims court.

Jury Trial:  Jury trials are allowed in small claims court at either party’s request.

Statutes of Limitations  (S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 15-2-1 et seq.):
– Written Contract:  6 years
– Oral Contract: 6 years
– Personal Injury: 3 years
– Real Property: 6 years
– Personal Property: 6 years

Information & Forms Click Here 

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[heading]South Dakota Superior Court[/heading]

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South Dakota Superior Court Rules

South Dakota Rules of Civil Procedure
South Dakota Rules of Criminal Procedure
South Dakota Rules of Juvenile Procedure
South Dakota Rules of Evidence
South Dakota Research Portal

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South Dakota Superior Court Forms

All South Dakota Court Forms

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