The tutorials found within this webpage will you will take you step-by-step through the process of requesting a certificate of good standing in South Dakota. Obtaining this document shows your entity’s legitimacy when applying for large business loans or registering a foreign entity. Stating that your business is up to date and valid. The two filings options available are both simple and straight forward, allowing you to request by mail, or online. To apply through the mail you must first download the South Dakota Certificate Request Form, available in PDF format. The document must then be completed and mailed to the Secretary of State. Those filing online may complete the whole process with the online filing system provided. Both methods of application will require a $20 filing fee to complete your request.

How to Request Certificate (Mail)

Step 1- Start by downloading the South Dakota Certificate Request Form that the state has provided.

Step 2- Once downloaded, the following information must be submitted:

  • Name of the company or individual requesting the certificate
  • Telephone number
  • Contact person
  • Street address to receive forms
  • Mailing address to receive forms
  • Email address
  • Corporate ID
  • Entity name
  • Select forms and processing options
  • Type of credit card
  • Name on credit card
  • Card number
  • Billing address
  • Expiration date
  • CCV Code (three digits on the back of the card)


Step 3- Your request for a certificate of good standing must be completed and sent to the address below.

Secretary of State

Capitol Building

500 East Capitol AvenueSte 204

Pierre SD 57501-5070

How to Request a Certificate (Online)

Step 1- The request for a certificate can be made online by first navigating to this website , then entering either your business name or business ID. Click Search to continue.


Step 2- Your business ID number will be displayed on the left, select it to continue.


Step 3- You must now select the Obtain a Certificate of Good Standing link, circled in the picture below.


Step 4- The following page will require you to choose a payment option. Once selected, enter your credit or PAD account information into the entry fields provided. To finalize your request, click Submit.



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