Hamlin County Sheriff's Office Civil Process


The Hamlin County Sheriff's Office along with other sheriff's offices across the country do civil process within their area. By South Dakota State Law 7-12-18, the sheriff's office is allow to collect a fee for civil papers, criminal papers, warrants and execution of judgment. On average the Hamlin County Sheriff's Office spends about five to ten hours a week serving papers throughout the county by sheriff's deputies or the sheriff.

The Hamlin County Sheriff's Office averages about 450 civil papers and around 25 executions of judgment in a given year.  Sheriff Schlotterbeck typically works the executions while the deputies do the service out in the communities. 

If you have any questions or need papers service done by our office, please contact our department during normal business hours of 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday at (605) 783-3232, expect for holidays.  Thank you.





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