Tenant Screening - South Dakota Tenant Landlord Law
Tenant Screening in South Dakota is permissible with the renter applying for the unit giving signed permission, typically provided when they sign off on the rental application. You are required to file the application or record of signature release for 5 years. You can check tenant risk by requesting a tenant credit checks, criminal background report and eviction report to determine if the meet your ideal requirements for a tenant. Detailed tenant credit reports require an onsite inspection of the screener's office location to comply with the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, however tenant credit report information including the renter's credit score can be obtained utilizing the Standard Service Application for tenant screening from US Real Estate (TenantReports.com).
Criminal background checks for South Dakota must be performed at the county level.
South Dakota Tenant Law
Below is a link to reference for South Dakota Tenant Landlord Law. This link is for general information only. It is recommended that you contact an attorney to learn what specific rights and laws are applicable in your state or circumstance.