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Recorder information for South Dakota. Real property records are maintained by the recorder in the County where the property is located.
Real estate deeds that transfer property in South Dakota can be recorded to provide constructive notice of the transfer. Instruments entitled to be recorded must be recorded by the register of deeds in the county where the real property is situated.
Effect of Recording a real estate deed in South Dakota
The recording and deposit of an instrument, proved and certified, are constructive notice of the execution of such instrument to all purchasers or encumbrancers following the recording.
Every conveyance of real property other than a lease for a term not exceeding one year is void as against any subsequent purchaser or encumbrancer, including an assignee of a mortgage, lease, or other conditional estate of the same property, or any part thereof in good faith and for a valuable consideration whose conveyance is first duly recorded.
An unrecorded instrument is valid as between the parties to it and those who have notice of it.