Lincoln County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

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When looking for arrest records, will you also get details on warrants from Lincoln County, South Dakota?

There is no online facility to access the arrest log or the warrant list for Lincoln County, SD. The local Sheriff’s Department does not offer its jail records on its website nor do they provide information on locally issued arrest warrants. However, there are a few other options that can be used to access an arrest report. Continue reading to find out more…

How do you initiate a warrant search in Lincoln County through the police?

The only way to access information on Lincoln warrants from the Sheriff’s Office is by visiting the agency in person. They work from 128 N Main Street Suite 200, Canton SD 57013-1708, and you can call them on 605-764-5651.

You could also get in touch with the Office of the Clerk of Court for this information. This agency can be contacted at 104 N Main Street, Canton, SD 57013-1732. For questions and inquiries, you can write to them at [email protected] or call them on 605-987-5891.

Is there any way to access arrest records online?

While the arrest log for Lincoln County is not offered over the internet by any state agency, you can access the arrest report for a specific subject by going through the judicial records of the state. This facility is offered at This is not a free service, so you will have to pay $20 for each inquiry even if the tool does not find arrests records against your subject.

Another way is to use the jail records search tool offered by the Department of Corrections. However, this facility is not meant to provide details on recent arrests in Lincoln County. What it does offer is an account of all convicts who are currently held in correctional centers across the state.

You can find this tool at, and it is free to use. This is a name-initiated search. So, all you need is the full name or at least the last name of the subject to find the arrests records in his name. 

 What other options are available to get details on Lincoln County arrests and warrants online?

While the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office does not provide criminal records online, you can get access to some information through the City of Sioux Falls Police Department. The data will not be limited to just the southern half of the city that is a part of Lincoln County.

Also, it is by no means the warrant database nor the arrest log for the area. The police blotter can be found at You can also access the most wanted list for the area and information on unsolved crimes from the CrimeStoppers website at

Will state agencies provide an arrest report or information about Lincoln County warrants over the phone? (Updated-2021)         

  • To file a request for an arrest report, contact the Sheriff’s Office at 605-764-5651.
  • To learn about outstanding warrants, call the judiciary at 605-987-5891.
  • To contact Victim/Witness Services, call the Lincoln County Attorney’s Office at 605-764-5732.

Crime statistics of Lincoln County

The Lincoln Sheriff’s Department recorded 306 criminal complaints in 2019 from 256 in 2018. There were 274 property offenses and 32 offenses against people.

Around 113 larceny-thefts, 141 burglaries, and 20 motor vehicle thefts were recorded. Approximately, 22 aggravated assaults, 7 rapes, and 2 robberies were among the violent crimes reported.

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Crime stats in Lincoln County

Nearly 800 offenses were reported in the area in 2017 and this average has held constant in the last few years. In terms of arrests in Lincoln County, the majority of instances are linked to DUI and drug related offenses. Overall, the violent crime rate in the area is significantly lower than both the national and the state averages.