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The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Identification Department of South Dakota serves as the State’s central repository for criminal records. It is responsible for processing fingerprint-based background checks including South Dakota Arrest Records. By state law, any person has the right to request criminal history information. A Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system is also available to criminal justice entities 24 hours daily via telecommunication.
The public can also access criminal history information at the DCI but only fingerprint-based checks are offered. The DCI provides free fingerprint kit which must be used by the applicant and the official authorization and release form must be completely filled out and signed. The service fee is $24 per check. Federal charges, juvenile offenses, sealed records, minor traffic violations or out-of-state information are not included in the search. The processing time by the DCI is not readily known.
Division of Criminal Investigation contact info.
Address: 500 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Telephone: (606) 773-3331
Without indication of the processing time required, it could be an anxious wait for folks who have urgent need for the result of their search. Fortunately, the Internet has stepped up with the perfect solution. Online sources in the form of private providers are plentiful nowadays and they can even be free. Premium records though, are usually found in the paid version. Instant, 24/7 and nationwide, they’re hassle-free and worth every penny you pay. Give it a try here via a digital records repository and you’ll see.