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South Dakota Notary Bond

How much does a notary bond cost in South Dakota?

Notaries in South Dakota are required to post $5,000 surety bonds prior to performing notarial acts.

SuretyBonds.com issues these 6-year bonds instantly, including errors and omissions coverage, for just $50. Simply access our secure payment portal by clicking “Buy Now” and purchase your bond safely and securely. It only takes a few minutes to be on your way to being a bonded notary in South Dakota.

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$5,000 Notary Bond with $5,000 Errors and Omissions Insurance $5,000 $50

Why do I need this bond?

By posting a South Dakota notary bond, notaries pledge to adhere to all state laws and perform all notarial duties ethically and lawfully. If the principal fails to do this, the bond protects the state and the general public from financial loss resulting from the principal’s actions up to the full penal sum of the bond.

What’s the fine print?

Notary surety bonds in South Dakota remain valid for 6 years from the effective date. Applicants must renew their surety bond at the end of the bond’s term to remain in compliance with the laws of the state.

How to become a notary in South Dakota

To be commissioned as a notary in South Dakota, applicants must:

  • submit a completed application form
  • purchase an acceptable notary seal from any office supply store or printing company
  • provide proof of residence address
  • complete the notary commission questions, date of birth and felon conviction questions
  • post a $5,000 surety bond
  • pay the $30 filing fee

How do I become a notary public?

South Dakota Notary Public Handbook

Notary Commissions

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