Secretary of State
500 East Capitol Ave., Suite 204 Pierre, SD 57501-5070
South Dakota Department of Revenue:
445 East Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
South Dakota Department of Licensing:
2040 W. Main, Suite 304
Rapid City, SD 57702-2447
If you're needing to do business in South Dakota, you will need a S Dakota registered agent. Whatever the business entity, domestic corporations, LLCs, out of state LLCs or corporations, all are required to have South Dakota registered agents.
Why do I need a South Dakota registered agent?
A South Dakota registered agent must have a physical address in South Dakota and will be designated to accept all service of process for the business. A month before your annual report is due, your S Dakota registered agent will receive the annual report reminder for domestic corporations and LLCs. Failing to file the annual report can result in a being administratively dissolved. Your South Dakota registered agent needs to be reliable, so choose wisely!
Included with our $49 South Dakota registered agent service:
- An online account to log into at any time to view, download and/or store your important South Dakota documents.
- All South Dakota service of process and important documents are immediately uploaded into your online account.
- Timely reminders to file your South Dakota annual reports.
- No automatic charges. You will be email an invoice asking you to renew our registered agent service each year.
- Immediate forms for filing with the State of South Dakota, prepopulated with our SD registered agent information.
- Add corporate filing services inside your online account.
We keep South Dakota businesses in good standing with the South Dakota Secretary of State by acting as their registered agent, but we also try to make the filing process as quick and easy as possible by providing resources. When you sign up for our South Dakota registered agent service for $49 a year, you are immediately logged into your online account, where you'll find everything you need to make your filing with the state. The state forms are all pre-populated with our S Dakota registered agent information on them. You'll find links to state agencies and information about online filing options, taxes, certificate ordering, etc... You'll immediately have what you need to do a filing yourself in South Dakota and actually know what to do with it.
Filing fees and information for South Dakota Corporation and LLCs
South Dakota LLCs have a $150 filing fee. South Dakota corporations cost $150 to file.
The South Dakota Secretary of State no longer requires original signatures on documents. They're going paperless. So we do not have to sign your forms as your registered agent.
HAVE AN OUT OF STATE CORPORATION OR LLC THAT NEEDS TO DO BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA?
Both foreign South Dakota LLCs and foreign South Dakota corporations have a $750 state filing fee.
When filing a certificate of authority as a foreign corporation or LLC in South Dakota, you need to get a Certificate of Good Standing from your home state. It must be an original copy and current within 90 days. Here is a list of home state certificate of good standing fees from some of the common states:
- North Dakota: $20
- Wyoming: $10 or free online
- Minnesota: $15
- Nebraska: $10
Online filing is not available. You can make filings in person or by mailing the forms and a check payment to the South Dakota Secretary of State at the address listed above. Upon signing up for South Dakota registered agent service, you'll see all the necessary forms you need to make your filing, pre-populated with our South Dakota registered agent information, in your online account.
Mailed and walk-in filings are processed by the state within 1-2 business days after they receive them. Same day expedited processing is available for $50.
Annual reports can now be filed online. A postcard with the login information will be sent to you 30 to 60 days before the due date. Corporations and LLCs must file their annual report by the last day of the anniversary month of their original filing date. Annual report reminders for domestic LLCs and corporations are mailed to their South Dakota registered agents. For foreign entities, notices are sent to the principal office address on record.
Annual reports costs:
- Corporations: $50
- LLCs: $50
- LLPs: $50
- Non profits: $10
Thank you for looking at our South Dakota registered agent service. We try to provide the same helpful resources to you, that help us run our business. Because we actually pay taxes and fees in South Dakota, we can keep our resources as up to date as possible. You can get the owner of the phone at any time, and our paralegals should be able to answer any question you might have about South Dakota registered agent service and incorporating in South Dakota. Every South Dakota company is required to maintain a S Dakota registered agent and South Dakota registered office. Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business.