South Dakota Secretary of State


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We are a service company that can help you file with the South Dakota Secretary of State. We are not associated with this nor any other government agency. We offer paid services and software to help you file. You are not required to purchase our service to file - you may file directly with this agency without using our service.


Contact Information

Physical address:
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre , SD 57501-5070

Phone: 605-773-4845
Fax: 605-773-4550

Web: Home Name search Forms File online
Email: openforbiz@state.sd.us

Corporate Filings

We track the following filings with the South Dakota Secretary of State in order to provide compliance services to our clients. We share this reference information with the general public as a courtesy. As a registered agent client, you get access to state templates pre-filled with our company information to help you save time looking up information.

Annual Report

Agency:South Dakota Secretary of State
Form:

Annual Report Domestic Non-Profit Corporations

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$10

Turnaround:

About a week.

Due:

By the first day of the registration anniversary month. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on March 15, then your annual report is due every year by March 1.

Law:

SDCL 47-24-6 

Penalties:

No late fee. You will get a notice of pending dissolution or revocation and then you have 60 days to comply.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Application for Certificate of Authority

Agency:South Dakota Secretary of State
Form:

Application for Certificate of Authority

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$750 online and $765 by mail.

Law:

SDCL § 47-1A-1501

Certified Copy Requirement:

Certified copies not required.

Certificate of Good Standing Requirement:

Certificate of existence dated within 90 days.

Fact Checked:3/25/21

Certificate of Good Standing

Agency:South Dakota Secretary of State
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$20

Notes:

Use the online system to find your entity and order a certificate of good standing.

Fact Checked:3/23/21

Fictitious Name or DBA

Agency:South Dakota Secretary of State
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$10

Is registration mandatory?:

Filing a fictitious name registration is mandatory to conduct business under any other name than your personal legal name or a registered business name.

Law:

SD Code § 37-11-1

County Level Filing:

Filing is not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Registration of a fictitious name does not offer name protection.

Notes:
  • Publication of registration is not required in South Dakota.
Fact Checked:3/17/17

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