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How To File An Amendment For A South Dakota Corporation


Step By Step Guide To South Dakota Corporation Amendments

How to file a South Dakota Corporation Amendment:

You amend the articles of your South Dakota Corporation by submitting the completed Amendment to Articles of Incorporation form in duplicate by mail or in person, along with the filing fee to the South Dakota Secretary of State.

Can you re-state the initial articles instead of filing an amendment?


Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with a South Dakota Corporation amendment?

You may make a change to any of the original articles as long as the amendments are approved by the shareholders or directors.

How much does a South Dakota Corporation amendment cost?

To amend articles for your corporation in South Dakota, there is a $60 filing fee required.

How long does it take the state to process a South Dakota Corporation amendment?

Once the Secretary of State receives the amendment, it generally only takes two days to process it. You may request expedited processing for an additional $50, which ensures same day processing unless it is received at the office late in the afternoon.

How will the corporation amendment be returned?

The South Dakota Secretary of State will return your duplicate copy of the amendment by mail unless you specify and include an additional $5, then they will return it by fax.

What state agency do you file an amendment with?

South Dakota Secretary of State Office
500 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-4845
Fax:  (605) 773-4550

Can you change the South Dakota Corporation officers or directors on an amendment?

Yes, if that is the amendment approved by the South Dakota corporation management.

Can you change the South Dakota registered agent on the amendment?

You may only use the Amendment to Articles of Incorporation to change your South Dakota registered agent if there are other articles that require amending.

Can you change the principal office address and/or the mailing address on a corporation amendment?


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