Fictitious Business Name (DBA) Registration

**NOTICE** The Fictitious Business Name (DBA) system will be down TODAY starting at 4:45pm CST, until 9:00pm CST for scheduled maintenance.


Welcome to the Secretary of State's Fictitious Business Name (DBA) Registration.

You are required to register a Fictitious Business Name (DBA) (SDCL 37-11-1) if:

  • You operate a business as a sole-proprietorship and DO NOT include the last name of each owner in the business name. 
  • You are a Corporation, Partnership, Association, Cooperative, or Limited Liability Company that is conducting business in South Dakota under any name other than your registered name.

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Fictitious Business Name Registrations are filed centrally with the Office of the Secretary of State. To file online click the "Register A Fictitious Business Name" link below.

If you prefer to file a paper form, you can file at any County Register of Deeds Office. A listing of the County Register of Deeds offices is available here.

The Secretary of State's online filing system has been designed to provide the general public with access to Fictitious Business Name and Owner information that has been registered with the Secretary of State's Office or with any of County Register of Deeds Office within the State on and after July 1, 2004. This information is available on a real-time basis.

Notice: A registration is effective for five years.  The registration must be renewed before it expires.

We hope you will find the Business Name Registration System easy to use and that it provides you with the information you need.

Shantel Krebs
Secretary of State