South Dakota Registered Agent

A local South Dakota registered agent is required when registering to do business in South Dakota.

What is a South Dakota registered agent?

A South Dakota registered agent is an individual or an organization registered or authorized to do business in South Dakota. The South Dakota Company must name a registered agent and furnish the address of its registered office on their initial state paperwork. A South Dakota registered agent must have a physical location in South Dakota and be present at that address during normal business hours. When a business is sued, typically a deputy or process server will deliver the court papers to that company’s South Dakota resident agent’s address. Also, sending most legal documents by certified mail to the South Dakota registered agent at the registered office address is legal proof that you have been served, whether you ever receive them or not.

It is the required function of a South Dakota resident agent to have someone available at the registered office address during normal business hours, for the purpose of receiving, accepting and forwarding to the business any process, notice or demand that is delivered to the registered agent.

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What business types are required to have South Dakota registered agents?

Every domestic or foreign filing entity is required to maintain a registered agent and office in South Dakota. The list of filing entities is; domestic and foreign corporations, professional corporations, nonprofit corporations, domestic and foreign LLCs, and PLLCs, plus all LPs and LLPs.

What do we do with documents we receive as your South Dakota resident agent?

As soon as received, we scan all legal notices, annual report notices, or other official paperwork, into your online account locally in South Dakota. We send you an immediate email message that you have an important document in your online account.

As an additional benefit at no cost, we track your annual report due date and send your reminders and instructions for filing so that you do not become delinquent with the South Dakota Secretary of State, Commercial Division.

How do you change your registered agent in South Dakota?

File in duplicate the Statement of Change of Registered Office or Registered Agent or Both form to the South Dakota Secretary of State by mail or in person, with a $10 filing fee. One form works for all entities and South Dakota finishes your change of agent in two or three days.

Benefits of hiring Resident Agent LLC as your South Dakota registered agent service provider:

You can sign up online for South Dakota registered agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.