Notary Commissions

Processing of notary applications takes approximately 17-25 days from the date it is received by our office.

The National Notary Association is not associated with the South Dakota Secretary of State's office.

This website can serve as a resource guide for notaries public in South Dakota. You will find links to the State’s notary statutes, definitions of terms commonly used in performing notarial acts, and the procedures for becoming a notary public in South Dakota. In addition, we hope this information will make the notary conscious of his or her responsibilities and obligations.

The position of a notary public should not be taken lightly. Once appointed and commissioned, a notary public becomes a public officer charged with "special trust and confidence in integrity and ability." To faithfully serve the public, the notary public must be knowledgeable about his or her responsibilities.

It is our hope that this information will be a valuable resource for notaries public in South Dakota. If you have any questions or if we can be of any further service to you, feel free to contact our office.

Notary Information

The following forms are available in Adobe Acrobat fill-able format.
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Information Access System

The information access system provides real-time access to the notary public database.  The information system can query for a notary by name for a specific city or county.

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Notary Public Information for Other States

Notary Public Information can be found at the link for the National Association for Secretaries of State (NASS) or the Notary Public Administrators (NPA).