Become a notary in South Dakota



south dakota notary publicTo become a notary public in the State of South Dakota, an individual must:

  • Download and complete the South Carolina Notary Application
  • Purchase a notary seal from any office supply store. Once you have purchased a notary seal, make an imprint in the square box in the upper left hand corner of the application.
  • Complete your residence address
  • Complete the previous notary commission question (if any), your date of birth and answer the felony conviction question
  • Complete the oath and bond portions with your signature and the surety signature
  • Purchase a $5000 South Dakota Notary bond from an insurance company
  • Enclose a $30.00 filing fee (checks payable to Secretary of State) and remit all of the above to the address shown below

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For more information, please contact:

South Dakota
Office of Secretary of State
Notary Public Division
500 East Capitol #204
Pierre, SD 57501-5077
Phone: (605) 773-3539


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