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Carrying out a background check is imperative especially for those companies whose services deal with elderly and childcare. With that said, doing background checks is also important for other types of businesses. In the State of South Dakota, the government allows only authorized agencies and law enforcement entities to access complete records of individuals; however, the State does not restrict an individual from obtaining their own criminal record. Each record request from the Criminal Investigation Unit costs $24 and can be paid by money order or certified check.

South Dakota Criminal Records


To do a background check, the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) provides two types of background check forms – State Only and State/FBI background check. Packets are sent to the requester once a request is made to the DCI.

Those who wish to obtain records or reports without having to request from the DCI can avail of the services of internet search providers that offer criminal records search for free or for a minimal fee for a comprehensive report.

How To Request For South Dakota Background Checks/Criminal Records
Those who wish to make a request from the DCI can follow the instruction below:

For arrest records, follow the instructions below: