South Dakota Administrative Rules
Chapter 44:09:05 - Amendment of records.
44:09:05:12 - Amendment of surnames on vital records after one year

44:09:05:12. Amendment of surnames on vital records after one year. Any amendment to a surname made within the first year after the event occurred may be amended by affidavit unless that surname was placed on the record using a paternity, adoption, or other court order. Any amendment to a surname on a vital record made a year or more after the event occurred requires an order from a court of competent jurisdiction unless the amendment makes a minor spelling correction.

Source: 26 SDR 89, effective January 9, 2000; 31 SDR 213, effective July 4, 2005.

General Authority: SDCL 34-25-51.

Law Implemented: SDCL 34-25-51.

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