Expanded access to South Dakota state court records in the works

South Dakota News

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Unified Judicial System is piloting a program that will eventually allow the public access to court records from any computer.

Currently access is limited to looking up records on a computer at a state courthouse during work hours Monday through Friday. The new website will be similar to the federal website called PACER, which lets people view and download federal court records for a fee.

The new state website is being used by a small group of attorneys before it expands later this month to allow them access to any case for 10 cents per page.

The Rapid City Journal says the website will be open to the general public late this year or early next year. It will also charge 10 per page view.

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