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State Information for South Dakota

South Dakota Notary Public Commission Requirements and Information

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Notary Commission Qualifications
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
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

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 and proofs;
administer oaths and affirmations; and
execute jurats.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the South Dakota Secretary of State: http://sdsos.gov/services-for-individuals/notary-public/what-if-move.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) 773-3539

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

Apostille Certification Information

$25.00 per document

Phone Number
(605) 773-2797

Further Information

This information was compiled by the American Society of Notaries Copyright 2017
Last Updated MAY 2017

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