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FAQ


1. How do I contact the Brown County Sheriff's Office?

Address: 22 SE Court Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401.
Phone: (605) 626-7100
Fax: (605) 626-4015

2. How do I contact the Brown County Detention Center?

Address:  22 SE Court Street, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: (605) 626-7100
Fax: (605) 626-4015

3. What hours is the Sheriff's Office open?

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Legal Holidays

4. What do I do with property left by a tenant?      

 SDCL 43-32-25   Small amount of tenant's property left on premises presumed abandoned--Disposal by lessor. The property of a lessee, the total reasonable value of which does not exceed five hundred dollars, left on leased residential premises by the lessee for ten days after the lessee has quit the premises, is presumed to have been abandoned by the tenant and the lessor of the residential premises may dispose of the abandoned property.

SDCL 43-32-26   Storage of tenant's valuable property left on premises--Lien--Disposal as abandoned after waiting period. The property of a lessee, of a total reasonable value exceeding five hundred dollars, left on leased residential premises by the lessee after the lessee has quit the premises, shall be stored by the lessor. The lessor shall have a lien on the property to the extent of the costs of handling and storing the property. After storing the property for thirty days or more the lessor may treat the property as abandoned and dispose of it.

5. I hit a deer, what do I do?      

South Dakota Codified Law 32-34-7, requires any accident that has an apparent damage amount of $1000 or more must immediately be reported to Law Enforcement

If you hit a deer with your vehicle, you probably have over that dollar amount and you must report the crash. Other factors to consider: The dispatcher will ask you is the roadway clear and is the animal deceased?

If you are injured and need immediate assistance, call 911. If your vehicle is disabled and you can’t get off the roadway, call 911.

If your vehicle is drivable and you and your passengers are OK, call the South Dakota Highway Patrol  at 605 353 7132 or Brown County Communications at 605 626 7911.