South Dakota Notary Information and Requirements

South Dakota Notary Commission Qualifications

Notary applicants must:

* Must be a resident in South Dakota or in a neighboring state. Regularly employed in South Dakota.

* Not convicted of any felony.

How to Apply for a South Dakota Notary

See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the South Dakota Secretary of State:

Nomination of Officer

Secretary of State

Term Of Office

6-year term.

Exam Requirement

Not necessary.

Notary Bond Requirement

$5,000 Bond Requirement (6-year term).

Notary Recordbook, Journal. Requirement

Not required to notarize traditional (physical presence), paper notarial acts or tangible (paper), documents with principal appearing before Notary via communication technology.

Notary Seal Required

Required: Ink stamp, embossing seal, and paper notarial acts.

Authorized Duties

* Accept acknowledgments and proofs

* Administer oaths, affirmations.

* Take affirmations or oaths to verify the information.

* Witness or attest to a signature

* Attest or certify a copy

* Protests

* Only for tangible (paper) documents, the South Dakota notarial officers may perform these notarial acts via communication technology for an individual remotely located who is known. (The tangible document must contain the notarial certificate.

Name, address or eligibility status change

See detailed information on the website of the South Dakota Secretary of State:

Contact information for South Dakota

Online Notary Search for State of South Dakota visit

Where To Work As a Notary in South Dakota

You can work in many settings as a public notary in South Dakota. Whether you decide to work for a law firm, real estate agency or a government job, there are many options available. You can also work for yourself as a mobile notary.

Where To Find Clients in South Dakota

We work with notaries all over South Dakota to help them find more business and make more money. If you would like to join our notary network, contact us today for more information. We work with notaries in all cities including:

  1. Sioux Falls
  2. Rapid City
  3. Aberdeen
  4. Brookings
  5. Watertown
  6. Mitchell
  7. Yankton
  8. Pierre
  9. Huron
  10. Spearfish
  11. Vermillion
  12. Box Elder
  13. Brandon
  14. Rapid Valley
  15. Harrisburg
  16. Sturgis
  17. Madison
  18. Tea
  19. Belle Fourche
  20. Canton