South Dakota Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide

General South Dakota Guides & Resources

These guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for starting a business or nonprofit, registering with state authorities, and establishing a compliant organization.

Business Resources:

Construction License

Get your South Dakota construction licenses. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.

How to Form an LLC

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions to form a limited liability company in South Dakota. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.

How to Incorporate

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate in South Dakota. Do it yourself or purchase our incorporation service.

Licensing Resources

South Dakota Business Licensing Guides and Information.

Start a Business

Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in South Dakota today! Our affordable formation services are state-specific.

Nonprofit Resources:

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Total cost, time, and how to start a nonprofit in South Dakota. Instruction and services to assist with your non-profit formation.

Nonprofit Compliance

Comprehensive solutions (and free resources) to help manage your fundraising, tax exemption, license renewals, and other nonprofit compliance activities in South Dakota, and across the US.


South Dakota Business Licenses for Regulated Industries

Our licensing guides provide a wealth of information including requirements, filing instructions, fees, timelines to licensure, and more for a range of industries and activities.


South Dakota Corporate Filings

These web pages provide detailed information on state filings required to form an entity, register a name, gain authority to operate, maintain good standing, and more.


South Dakota Tax Filings

Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.


South Dakota State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within South Dakota that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Board of Accountancy
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Waste Management Program - Asbestos Section
  • Department of Labor and Regulation - Division of Insurance
  • Department of Labor and Regulation - Division of Labor and Management
  • Department of Labor and Regulation - Division of Unemployment Insurance
  • Department of Labor and Regulation - Electrical Commission
  • Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission
  • Department of Labor and Regulation: Board of Technical Professions
  • Department of Revenue
  • Office of the Attorney General - Division of Consumer Protection
  • Public Utilities Commission
  • Real Estate Commission
  • Secretary of State
  • State Board of Pharmacy

South Dakota Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within South Dakota that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

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  • Aurora County
  • Beadle County
  • Bennett County
  • Bon Homme County
  • Brookings County
  • Brown County
  • Brule County
  • Buffalo County
  • Butte County
  • Campbell County
  • Charles Mix County
  • Clark County
  • Clay County
  • Codington County
  • Corson County
  • Custer County
  • Davison County
  • Day County
  • Deuel County
  • Dewey County
  • Douglas County
  • Edmunds County
  • Fall River County
  • Faulk County
  • Grant County
  • Gregory County
  • Haakon County
  • Hamlin County
  • Hand County
  • Hanson County
  • Harding County
  • Hughes County
  • Hutchinson County
  • Hyde County
  • Jackson County
  • Jerauld County
  • Jones County
  • Kingsbury County
  • Lake County
  • Lawrence County
  • Lincoln County
  • Lyman County
  • Marshall County
  • McCook County
  • McPherson County
  • Meade County
  • Mellette County
  • Miner County
  • Minnehaha County
  • Moody County
  • Pennington County
  • Perkins County
  • Potter County
  • Roberts County
  • Sanborn County
  • Shannon County
  • Spink County
  • Stanley County
  • Sully County
  • Todd County
  • Tripp County
  • Turner County
  • Union County
  • Walworth County
  • Yankton County
  • Ziebach County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

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  • Aberdeen
  • Agar
  • Alcester
  • Alexandria
  • Alpena
  • Arlington
  • Armour
  • Artesian
  • Astoria
  • Avon
  • Baltic
  • Barnard
  • Batesland
  • Bath
  • Belle Fourche
  • Beresford
  • Big Stone City
  • Bison
  • Blunt
  • Bonesteel
  • Bowdle
  • Box Elder
  • Brandon
  • Bridgewater
  • Bristol
  • Britton
  • Brookings
  • Buffalo
  • Burke
  • Canistota
  • Canton
  • Carthage
  • Castlewood
  • Cavour
  • Centerville
  • Chamberlain
  • Chancellor
  • Chester
  • Clark
  • Clear Lake
  • Colman
  • Colome
  • Colton
  • Conde
  • Corsica
  • Cresbard
  • Custer
  • De Smet
  • Deadwood
  • Dell Rapids
  • Delmont
  • Doland
  • Dupree
  • Eagle Butte
  • Edgemont
  • Egan
  • Elk Point
  • Elkton
  • Ellsworth Air Force Base
  • Emery
  • Estelline
  • Ethan
  • Eureka
  • Faith
  • Faulkton
  • Flandreau
  • Florence
  • Fort Pierre
  • Fort Thompson
  • Frederick
  • Freeman
  • Garretson
  • Gayville
  • Geddes
  • Gettysburg
  • Gregory
  • Groton
  • Harrisburg
  • Harrold
  • Hartford
  • Hayti
  • Hecla
  • Henry
  • Hermosa
  • Herreid
  • Highmore
  • Hill City
  • Hitchcock
  • Hosmer
  • Hot Springs
  • Hoven
  • Howard
  • Howes
  • Humboldt
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  • Huron
  • Interior
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  • Iroquois
  • Isabel
  • Jefferson
  • Kadoka
  • Kennebec
  • Keystone
  • Kimball
  • Kyle
  • LaBolt
  • Lake Andes
  • Lake Preston
  • Langford
  • Lead
  • Lemmon
  • Lennox
  • Leola
  • Lesterville
  • Letcher
  • Lodgepole
  • Long Valley
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Martin
  • Marty
  • McIntosh
  • McLaughlin
  • Mellette
  • Menno
  • Midland
  • Milbank
  • Miller
  • Mission
  • Mitchell
  • Mobridge
  • Montrose
  • Mound City
  • Mount Vernon
  • Murdo
  • New Effington
  • New Underwood
  • Newell
  • Norris
  • North Sioux City
  • Oelrichs
  • Okreek
  • Oldham
  • Onida
  • Orient
  • Parker
  • Parkston
  • Parmelee
  • Philip
  • Pierre
  • Pine Ridge
  • Plankinton
  • Platte
  • Pollock
  • Porcupine
  • Presho
  • Ramona
  • Rapid City
  • Redfield
  • Renner
  • Revillo
  • Roscoe
  • Rosebud
  • Rosholt
  • Roslyn
  • Rutland
  • Saint Francis
  • Salem
  • Scotland
  • Selby
  • Sioux Falls
  • Sisseton
  • South Shore
  • Spearfish
  • Springfield
  • Stickney
  • Stockholm
  • Sturgis
  • Summit
  • Tabor
  • Tea
  • Timber Lake
  • Tolstoy
  • Toronto
  • Tripp
  • Tulare
  • Tyndall
  • Valley Springs
  • Veblen
  • Vermillion
  • Viborg
  • Volga
  • Wagner
  • Wakonda
  • Wakpala
  • Wall
  • Warner
  • Watertown
  • Waubay
  • Waverly
  • Webster
  • Wessington
  • Wessington Springs
  • White
  • White Lake
  • White River
  • Whitewood
  • Willow Lake
  • Wilmot
  • Winner
  • Witten
  • Wolsey
  • Wood
  • Woonsocket
  • Worthing
  • Yankton
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