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Notaries Public in South Dakota

Welcome to the Notary Near Me ™ page for South Dakota. Click on the links above to find a notary in South Dakota by city. Once you locate a South Dakota Notary Public, view details of their professional notary experience on their profile page, such as whether they are a loan signing agent, or can receive e-docs.

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Become a Notary Public in South Dakota

The information and links below provide a general overview of how to become a Notary Public in South Dakota


In order to become a Notary Public in South Dakota, you must either be a resident of South Dakota or of an out-of-state county bordering South Dakota and working in the state of South Dakota. You must be able to include a South Dakota address on the application. The Secretary of State may not appoint an applicant who has had a felony conviction.

A complete overview of qualifications and requirements for being appointed as a SD Notary Public can be viewed on the Secretary of State website:

Notary Public South Dakota Mobile Notary Fees

Mobile notaries in South Dakota may charge a reasonable travel fee to perform a notarial act.

Notary Public South Dakota Maximum Notary Fees

Maximum notarization fees are based on the South Dakota Codified Laws Section 18-1-9. The maximum fee that a notary may charge is $10 per notarial act. A notary may not charge a fee for notarizing a request for an absentee ballot. Refer to the South Dakota Codified Laws to see the maximum notary fees.

South Dakota Notary Public Acknowledgment Information

An acknowledgment is the notary act of a signer declaring to a Notary Public that they have willingly signed a document. The act of presenting a signed document before a Notary Public and asking the Notary Public to notarize the signature constitutes acknowledging signing the document. The signer may sign the document before being in the presence of the Notary Public, however, the signer must appear before the Notary Public to sign the notary journal and receive the affixation of the notary seal on the notary certificate.

South Dakota Notary Public Jurat Information

A Jurat is the notary act of a signer swearing under oath before a Notary Public that the statement in the notarized document is true. Jurat certificate wording must accompany all Jurat notary acts in one of the following: within the document itself, after the signature area(s), or on an attached certificate form.