Pursuant to South Dakota Attorney General Official Opinion No. 16-02, dated December 5, 2016, state and
local government entities may release accident reports to the public without violating Article VI, §29 of the
South Dakota Constitution. Once a crash report is submitted by the investigating law enforcement agency
and accepted into the South Dakota Accident Records Database, the Office of Accident Records will place
an automatic three calendar day hold on the release of the document to any party to allow for potential
victims to exercise their rights under Marsy's Law.
For more information regarding Victims' Rights and Marsy's Law, please click here.