South Dakota Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your South Dakota LLC.

Preparing and filing your articles of organization is the first step in starting your limited liability company (LLC). Approval of this document secures your business name and creates the legal entity of the LLC. Only after this approval can you obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN), open a bank account, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.


Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of the members (owners) and managers
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Adds credibility

Fast Facts

Agency:South Dakota Secretary of State

Articles of Organization

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$150 + optional $50 expedite fee.


~3-5 business days. Expedited service is defined as completion sooner than the normal course of business upon request.


South Dakota Codified Laws - Title 47-34A: Uniform Limited Liability Company Act


Submit original and one copy.

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