South Dakota Fictitious Name Registration & Renewal

Registration requirements for South Dakota business entities

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.

Initial Application for Registration

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.

Renewal Filing

Agency:South Dakota Secretary of State
Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$10

Due:

Due by the date of registration every 5 years.

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