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States health department processing time

Each State Health department has it own processing validation process. The identification documents and who is able to obtain the records will vary from state to state.

Each Health department requires a mandatory state fee to be paid by the applicant.

1. Please select the state where you are requesting the record from:

2. South Dakota application process

2.1 Identification process in South Dakota

The Health Department of South Dakota requires applicants, once they have completed and signed the application form, to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID.

Acceptable document of identification are:

Provide one (1) of the following identification documents:

  • Driver's license
  • State Id
  • Us/Foreign Passport
  • School Identification Card
OR

Provide two (2) of the following identification documents:

  • Utility bills
  • Bank Statement
  • Vehicle registration
  • Income tax return
  • Paycheck stub with imprinted information
  • Signed Social Security card

2.2 Who may apply for birth or death certificate?

Please see the following list of person authorized to order a vital record:

Birth
  • Person on records
  • Child
  • Parent
  • Spouse
  • Sibling
  • Grand child
  • Grand parent
  • Legal guardian
Death
  • Child
  • Parent
  • Spouse
  • Sibling
  • Grand child
  • Grand parent
  • Legal representative

Please note: If you can provide documentation of legal interest, or if you are holding a Power of Attorney from the person on record, you are eligible to request the vital record for that person.

2.3 How long will birth certificate delivery take?

It will take about 2 to 5 business weeks to get your certificate. The state needs ample time to process the number of inquiries they receive. Delays may vary depending on the volume being processed.

2.4 How long will death certificate delivery take?

It will take about 2 to 5 business weeks to get your certificate. The state needs ample time to process the number of inquiries they receive. Delays may vary depending on the volume being processed.