South Dakota DBA / Fictitious Name / Trade Name Registrations
Business entities that plan to use a name other than their legal business name may need to register an assumed name. Assumed name registration can take place at the state, local, or state and local levels of government. State specific registration information is available below.
South Dakota Fictitious Name Registrations
South Dakota Doing Business As Name Registration
Fictitious Name or DBA
|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.
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.
Fictitious Name or DBA Renewal
Due by the date of registration every 5 years.