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South Dakota Certificate of Good Standing

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HOW TO GET A CERTIFICATE OF EXISTENCE FROM THE SOUTH DAKOTA SECRETARY OF STATE

A certificate of good standing in the State of South Dakota is called a Certificate of Existence. You can order by fax, mail, email, or in person, but we recommend faxing. Normal processing takes up to 2 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $20. Expedited service is available for $50 more and should take less than 1 day, plus additional time for mailing.

You can order

By Mail:

Requests by mail will be expedited only if paying the additional fee and specifically requesting it. You will want to provide the business name, payment, return address information, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

By Fax:

You will want to provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet. They will call you when your order is complete to get your credit card information for payment. You can request they fax or email the certificate back to you, for an additional $5 charge.

By Email:

You will want to provide the business name, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions in your email. They will call you when your order is complete to get your credit card information for payment. You can request they fax or email the certificate back to you, for an additional $5 charge.

In Person:

Requested documents can be expedited while you wait for an additional $50 fee. It will take 1-2 days for processing unless paying for expedited service. You will want to have your payment handy.

How much does a South Dakota Certificate of Existence cost?

To register as a South Dakota Corporation.

$20 for normal processing.
$70 for expedited processing.
$5 return fax/email fee.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $50 is required, in addition to the regular $20 fee.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
Make check or money order payable to: South Dakota Secretary of State.

How long does it take to get a Certificate of Existence?

Normal processing: 1-2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Expedited processing: same business day, plus additional time for mailing.
Counter Service: 1-2 days unless paying for expedited processing.

How will the Certificate of Existence come back after I order from the South Dakota Secretary of State?

It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS/Fed Ex account number. Return service by fax or email is available upon request at an additional $5 charge.

Contact Info:

Secretary of State
Corporations Department
Capitol Building
500 East Capitol Avenue Ste. 204
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
(605) 773-4845 phone
(605) 773-4550 fax
Email:  corporations@state.sd.us

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