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Updated on April 29, 2024

A South Dakota registered agent is a person or business authorized to receive service of any process, notice, or demand on behalf of a corporate entity.[1] The state maintains a list of commercial agents, who provide this service for a fee, but an agent can be any individual or entity with a mailing address in South Dakota. An agent’s duty is to make sure official documents are forwarded to the entity for which they are intended.[2]

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Registered Agent Search

Step 1 – Visit the state’s Agent Search platform.

Step 2 – Enter the first and last name of the agent, as well as the agent’s number or business name if you have them, and click “Search.”

Step 3 – Click the agent number in the left-hand column beside the correct agent. To search a different name, input a different name and click “Search.”

Step 4 – Review information about the registered agent, including name and mailing address. This is the information currently on file with the South Dakota Secretary of State.

Who can be a Registered Agent?

A registered agent can be an individual with a mailing address in South Dakota or a domestic or foreign entity authorized to transact business in South Dakota. An agent must have a physical street address.

Can I be a Registered Agent?

Yes, if you are a person or business in South Dakota.

Most entities appoint their registered agents when they file a formation document. To form a business in South Dakota, visit the state’s online business registration platform. Select the type of business from the drop-down menu, then click “Next.”

To file electronically, you’ll need a debit or credit card to cover the filing fees, which are listed below:

  • Domestic Corporation: $165
  • Foreign Corporation: $765
  • Domestic LLC: $165
  • Foreign LLC: $765
  • Domestic Nonprofit: $30
  • Foreign Nonprofit: $125
  • Domestic Limited Liability Partnership: $125
  • Foreign Limited Liability Partnership: $125
  • Domestic Limited Partnership: $125
  • Foreign Limited Partnership: $125

To register by mail, choose the appropriate form below, then print and mail it, along with payment for the filing fee, to Secretary of State Office, 500 E Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501. Paper filings carry an additional $15 processing fee on top of the fee charged for online filing.

Changing a Registered Agent

To change its registered agent, a corporation must file a Statement of Change.

A statement of change can be filed online and the filing fee is $10.[3] The change takes effect upon filing.[4] Failing to file a statement of change after a registered agent resigns puts an entity at risk of being dissolved by the state.

Resigning as a Registered Agent

A registered agent can resign by filing a signed Statement of Resignation with the Secretary of State.[5]

The resignation takes effect 31 days after filing or when a new agent is appointed, whichever comes first. There is no filing fee.

Statement of Resignation

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  1. Codified Law 59-11-16
  2. Codified Law 59-11-20
  3. Codified Law 59-11-3
  4. Codified Law 59-11-11
  5. Codified Law 59-11-15