South Dakota Secretary of State change of registered agent requirements and options
What are the options and different ways you can change your South Dakota registered agent?
The best option for changing your business’s registered agent in South Dakota, whether you have a Commercial Registered Agent or a noncommercial registered agent, is to submit the completed Statement of Change of Registered Office or Registered Agent or Both form by mail or in person to the South Dakota Secretary of State Office, in duplicate, along with the filing fee. The registered agent does not have to sign the form, and the signature of the authorized person does not have to be original.
You may also change your registered agent in South Dakota in an Amendment to Articles of Incorporation, or an Application for Amended Articles of Organization. However, amendments are much more expensive than the Statement of Change of Registered Office or Registered Agent. If you happen to be changing registered agent at the time other articles need amending, this will work fine but do not use this method if registered agent change is all you are doing.
How much does it cost to change your registered agent in South Dakota?
There is a $10 filing fee to change your registered agent in South Dakota.
Sign up for registered agent service with Northwest and you will find the pre-populated form for filing your change in your online account.
How long does it take the state to process and complete the change of registered agent in South Dakota?
All documents submitted to the South Dakota Secretary of State are processed in approximately two business days. You may include a $50 expedite fee if you need it processed same day.
South Dakota Secretary of State contact information
South Dakota Secretary of State Office
South Dakota Secretary of State Corporations link:
Northwest Registered Agent, LLC.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104