Education about South Dakota Certified Copies
What are South Dakota certified copies?
South Dakota certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the South Dakota Secretary of State. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.
The South Dakota Secretary of State issues certified copies with an endorsement, stamp, or certificate. Certified copies are sometimes required to secure a bank loan, apply for a certificate of authority, and obtain business licenses.
What documents can be certified?
You can typically have most corporate filings certified, including:
- Articles of formation
- Articles of amendment
- Certificate of authority
- Annual filings, such as annual reports
- Fictitious name or DBA registration
- Dissolution and withdrawals
Where can I obtain South Dakota certified copies?
Only the South Dakota Secretary of State can issue South Dakota certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.South Dakota Secretary of State
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre , SD 57501-5070
Phone: (605) 773-4845
Fax: (605) 773-4550
Name Search: https://sosenterprise.sd.gov/BusinessServices/Business/FilingSearch.aspx
Online Filing: https://sosenterprise.sd.gov/BusinessServices/Default.aspx