June 24, 2017

Clerk of Courts


Welcome to the McPherson County Clerk of Court’s Office

Clerk of Courts: Ronda Geffre
E-Mail: ronda.geffre@ujs.state.sd.us
Phone: 605-439-3361

Location: 2nd Floor of the McPherson Co. Courthouse

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 12 pm

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 248
Leola, SD 57456-0248

Website: South Dakota Unified Judicial System

Pay Fines, Fees and Restitution Online at – https://ujsportal.sd.gov/Portal/  




The basic functions of the clerk’s office are:

  • Assisting with requests for information on court procedures, fees, court dates, forms
  • Processing passports, assessing & receipting fees thereon
  • Opening, maintaining, storing and retrieving court files as needed in different types of cases
  • Processing traffic tickets and other criminal complaints, receipting and disbursing fines, fees, costs, bond and restitution associated with same
  • Working closely with the public, law enforcement and attorneys in maintaining judges’ calendars of court dates and assisting judges in the courtroom
  • Summoning and qualifying jurors, assist judge in juror selection process, and authorize payment of jurors
  • Performing magistrate functions such as setting bond, handling initial appearances, issuing warrants, entering default judgments in small claims cases and performing marriages