SD Secretary of State
Administrative Services Overview
Commission & Expiration Dates
What About The Commission Date And Expiration Date?
The commission date takes effect or commences on the day the Secretary
of State makes the appointment and issues the commission.
If you wish to renew your Notary Public commission and would
like to keep the same commission date and expiration date (month and day),
you may do so by completing and mailing to the Office of the Secretary of
State the Application-Oath and Bond form in advance of the expiration of the
If you would like different expiration date than your
previous commission, please indicate the date you wish to have your next six
year term begin on.
We must receive the
Application prior to the date you have selected.
We cannot back date an application, and the commission date and the
expiration date must be accurate.
The expiration date is exactly six (6) years from the commission date.