The Buffalo County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the South Dakota, Buffalo County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Buffalo County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Buffalo County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for a South Dakota State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Buffalo County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.
South Dakota Department Of Health Buffalo County Office Fort Thompson SD 1323 BIA Route 4 57339 605-245-1539