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State Information for South Dakota

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South Dakota Notary Requirements

South Dakota Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be a resident of the state of South Dakota or a resident of a county in a bordering state and is regularly employed in South Dakota; and
• not have been convicted of a felony.

How to Apply to Become a South Dakota Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the South Dakota Secretary of State: http://sdsos.gov/services-for-individuals/notary-public/how-become-notary.aspx

Term of Office
6 Year Term

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
$5,000 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp or Embossing Seal Required

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• take verifications on oath or affirmation;
• witness or attest a signature;
• certify or attest a copy;
• note protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the South Dakota Secretary of State: https://sosenterprise.sd.gov/BusinessServices/Notary/Default.aspx

Contact Information for the State of South Dakota

State Notary Website

State of South Dakota Online Notary Handbook

State of South Dakota Online Notary Search

Phone Number
(605) 773-3537

Mailing Address
Office of the Secretary of State
Notary Section
500 E Capitol Ave, Ste 204
Pierre, SD 57501

Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(605) 773-2797

Further Information

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