Courts in South Dakota

There are 63 Courts in South Dakota, serving a population of 855,444 people in an area of 75,791 square miles. There is 1 Court per 13,578 people, and 1 Court per 1,203 square miles.

The state of South Dakota is ranked 14th in Courts per capita, and 47th in Courts per square mile.

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About South Dakota Courts

Find South Dakota Appellate Courts, Trial Courts, Problem Solving Courts, and Jury Duty Requirements.

South Dakota Appellate Courts

Court Name: South Dakota Supreme Court
Source of Authority: Constitution
Place(s) of Session: State Capitol
Number of Judges: 5

South Dakota Trial Courts
Court NameSource of AuthorityGeographic JurisdictionNumber of Judges
South Dakota Circuit CourtState LegislationDistrict/Circuit43
South Dakota Magistrate CourtState LegislationDistrict/Circuit16