Actions for the following causes must be tried in the county in which the subject of the action, or some part thereof, is situated, subject to the power of the court to change the place of trial in the cases provided by the statute:

(1)    For the recovery of real property, or of an estate or interest therein, or for the determination in any form of such right or interest, and for injuries to real property;

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 15-5-1

  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Property: includes property, real and personal. See South Dakota Codified Laws 2-14-2
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.

(2)    For the partition of real property;

(3)    For the foreclosure of a mortgage of real property;

(4)    For the recovery of personal property distrained for any cause;

(5)    For the recovery on a policy of insurance for loss or damage to the property insured, such property, for the purposes of this subdivision being deemed the subject of the action.

Source: SDC 1939 & Supp 1960, § 33.0301.