How to Become a Notary Public in South Dakota

South Dakota Notary requirements:

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old

  • Residency: Resident or employed in South Dakota

  • Bond Required: $5,000 Bond for the 6-year commission term

  • Application Fee: $50

  • Must be able to read and write English.

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Step by Step instructions on how to become a South Dakota Notary

1. Purchase Notary Seal and any supplies you will need such as a stamp/embosser, journal
2. Purchase a $5K Notary Bond & E&O insurance
3. Application, Oath and Bond gets submitted to the state.
4. After the application process is complete you will be commissioned as a notary. Do not use your seal until you receive the commission certificate from the state.

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Now is the time! Our simple process makes becoming a notary or renewing an easy to understand and quick to complete the application process. We have the information you need to get started today.