Guide to filing construction documents in Brookings County, South Dakota

Contractors and suppliers working on a project within Brookings County should get familiar with the Brookings County Register of Deeds. This is the office that records documents related to the property, including mechanics liens and notices.

This page contains all of the information construction businesses need to file liens and other documents with the Brookings County Register of Deeds, including locations, hours, fees, form downloads, and more..

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The mechanics lien rules in South Dakota can be complex. Before recording a lien in Brookings County, read Filing a Lien in South Dakota: A Step-by-Step Guide to make sure you understand the process, and common mistakes.

Download Brookings County Register of Deeds Forms:

Lien FAQs for Brookings County

What types of documents can I file at the Brookings County Register of Deeds?

This office records a variety of property-related documents, including:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Which office records mechanics liens in Brookings County, South Dakota?

Filing in person

You can file your Register of Deeds in person at the Brookings County Register of Deeds, located at:
520 3rd St, Ste 120
Brookings, South Dakota, SD, 57006

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (605) 696-8240.

E-Filing

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Who can file a lien in Brookings County?

If you provided labor or materials on a construction project located in Brookings County, South Dakota, then your mechanics lien should be filed here. However, every state has specific rules about who has the right to file a lien, including notice requirements and specific deadlines. To make sure you are allowed to file a lien, visit the South Dakota Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

What is the deadline to file a lien claim in Brookings County, South Dakota?

In South Dakota, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. In general:
General contractors have 120 days to file a lien after the date of last furnishing labor or materials. Subcontractors and suppliers have 120 days to file after date of last furnishing labor or materials.

What are the Brookings County Register of Deeds fees to file a lien?

Here are the costs to file a mechanics lien in Brookings County, South Dakota:
Mechanics lien fee: $30 per Document for the first 50 Pages $2.00 per each additional page

Recording offices do update their fee structure periodically. We recommend contacting the Brookings County Register of Deeds to verify the recording costs, especially before mailing a document.

Visit the Brookings County Register of Deeds fees page for the latest information.

How do I release a lien in Brookings County once I’ve been paid?

To cancel a lien previously recorded with the Brookings County Register of Deeds, you will need to record a lien release.
Lien release fee:
$0.00.

How do I get copies of documents from the Brookings County Register of Deeds?

In Brookings County, filed documents are public record. Copies of mechanics liens and other property documents are available upon request from the Brookings County Register of Deeds.

In person

520 3rd St, Ste 120, Brookings, 57006

Fees

Certified copy: Certified copies of recorded, or filed documents inclusive of UCC filings $5 for the 1st page and $1. for each add’l page.