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  Requirements for South Dakota Notaries
Commission Term: 6 years
Minimum Age:18 Years
Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $5,000
Application Fee: $30
Eligibility: No felony convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English

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   Online South Dakota Notary Course
Become a South Dakota Notary Public

As a notary public in the State of South Dakota, you have UNLIMITED financial liability on EVERY document you notarize. If you are a notary for your employer, your employer could also be held liable for your mistakes. All too often people take the office of Notary Public lightly, which is a huge mistake. Even though your state does not require education, it could keep you out of trouble. The South Dakota Online Notary Course is the fastest and easiest way for you to learn what to do and what not to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public in South Dakota, you should spend some time learning the laws. The cost of this course is much less expensive than just 1 hour consulting an attorney.

The South Dakota Online Notary Course includes:
  • 2+ Hours of Streaming Video
  • 3 Months of Unlimited Access
  • Asset Protection Information
  • South Dakota Training Manual (PDF)
  • South Dakota State Handbook (PDF)

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   South Dakota Notary Supplies
Notay Public SuppliesIn addition to notary training, we also offer SD Notary Supplies. Whether you need a new journal or stamp, or a new notary package, we have what you are looking for.

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   How to Become an South Dakota Notary Public
  1. Complete the Online South Dakota Notary Training Course
  2. Purchase a notary seal from
    • You may purchase an embossing seal or a rubber stamp. The seal must contain your “name”, the words “Notary Public,” and “South Dakota”.
    • If a rubber stamp is used the word “Seal” must be included and a border must surround the imprint of the seal. Once you have purchased a notary seal, make an imprint in the square box in the upper left hand corner of the application.
  3. Complete the oath and bond portions with your signature and the surety signature. The $5000 bond can be purchased from a local insurance company and you will pay the insurance company a premium for the six-year bond. If you do not want to purchase a notary bond, you may have a personal surety. To use a personal surety, omit the bond portion on the front page of the application and complete the backside. A personal surety can be a friend, relative, spouse or co-worker whom will sign on their own behalf and be liable for your $5000 bond if you perform any unlawful acts with your notary commission. A personal surety cannot be a company, business or organization and a personal surety cannot have his/her name removed for any reason.
  4. Each application must be approved by the Office of the Attorney General before the commission may be issued.
  5. Enclose a $30 filing fee, Make checks payable to Secretary of State.
  6. Complete the previous notary commission question, date of birth and felony conviction question.
  7. List a South Dakota address and South Dakota County on the application.
  8. All applications received without the above requirements will be returned to the applicant’s address on the application. Failure to complete the application fully will result in denial of a Notary Public commission.
  9. A renewal requires the same procedure as an original application.
  10. Only after you have received a Notary Commission Certificate issued by the Secretary of State, are you authorized to notarize documents. Also with the Notary Commission you will receive a Notary Public handbook for your reference.
If you have any questions, please contact the Notary Administrator, at (605) 773 3539.
Notary Administrator
State Capitol, 500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre SD 57501 is continually working to improve your online experience. Please call 1 8 8 8 2 6 3 1 9 7 7 if you would like customer service assistance. Thank you.