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The Police Department 911 dispatchers are trained to ask various questions. These questions will help ensure a timely response to all emergency and service related calls. They are trained to ask questions that will determine the exact nature of the call which enables them to provide the responding units with the information they need to properly handle the call. All 911 dispatchers are Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certified. Certain questions may be asked to help provide lifesaving pre-arrival instructions for medical emergencies such as CPR or choking. Please contact the Police Department if you have further questions.
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Requests for public records shall be made by completing and submitting the Vermillion Police Department Public Records Request Form (PDF). Upon receipt of a completed form, the Chief of Police or his designee will review the request and determine which, if any, records can be released. At that time, the requester will be notified of the disposition of his / her request, as well as any fees associated with preparation of the record. By resolution, current fees related to release of information are established as:
In cases where a request requires substantial research and/or preparation time, or when postage charges apply, additional charges may be incurred.
Parking regulations can be found on the Code of Ordinances website.
Yes, we take Master card, Visa, and Discover. By telephone or in person, credit cards can be used to pay any fee with the Vermillion Police Department. Fees do apply- $2 minimum fee under $50, or 4% above $50.
Formally disputing a parking ticket is a two step process:
The fees, which are approximately $40, must be paid directly to the Clerk of Courts office, which is located in the Clay County Courthouse. Should the Magistrate find you innocent, all court fees will be refunded by that office. However, if the Magistrate finds you guilty of the infraction, the court fees will be applied and the parking ticket fee also becomes due.
The City employs a rotating schedule for tow services. Depending on the service that towed your car, it could either be in the City impound yard or a private one. Contact us at 605-677-7070 to determine where your vehicle is being stored and to whom you must pay fees for its release. If your vehicle has been towed to Vermillion's municipal impound lot, the tow and storage fees can be paid at the police department, located at 15 Washington Street. This can be done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once all fees have been satisfied and any required documentation has been provided, you will be directed to the impound lot to retrieve your vehicle. If your vehicle was towed to a private impound yard, arrangements must be made with that specific provider for payment and release. Visit our Tickets and Fines Payment page for information on fees, fines an payment method.
Fingerprinting for employment, background checks, etc. is a service handled by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, which is located in the same building as the Vermillion Police Department.
Fingerprinting is available at times when there are jail personnel available. Give yourself plenty of time for any unforeseen circumstances that may increase your wait. Please call for times that may work better than others at 605-677-7117, or you can visit CCSO's webpage to find out more information.
The cost to get fingerprinted is:
The City does not have a lost and found. You may report lost items such as wallets and cell phones to the Vermillion Police Department or call 605-677-7070.
Parking tickets may be paid at the Vermillion Police Department, or the City Finance Office in City Hall. View other payment methods on our Tickets and Fine Payment page.
The best and most current resource for road conditions is the South Dakota Department of Transportation-SD511 website or call 511.
The driver exam station in Vermillion is located at 11 East Cherry Street and is open Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information can be obtained at South Dakota Driver Licensing Information website or by calling 800-952-3696.