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This basic step-by-step guide walks you through the process of becoming a notary in South Dakota. Our notary package also includes in-depth application instructions.
In order to become a notary public in South Dakota, you must:
All South Dakota notaries need a $5,000 notary bond. The state does not provide bonds, but one is included our notary package. Remember, the name you enter on your application, bond, and seal must be identical.
Our notary package also includes a customized, self-inking notary stamp. Your stamp will include your name and the words “Notary Public,” “South Dakota,” and “seal” to satisfy state requirements. Your custom notary stamp will arrive within 10-12 business days.
When you purchase our notary package, we include a printable copy of the state application along with detailed instructions.
Your printed and signed application must include:
Once ready, mail your completed notary application packet directly to:
Secretary of State
500 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 204
Pierre, South Dakota 57501
While notary journals are not required, the South Dakota Secretary of State strongly recommends that all notaries keep a journal of their work. That’s why we include a notary record-keeping journal in our complete notary package.