What is a South Dakota Good Standing Certificate and why do I need one?

A South Dakota Good Standing Certificate is a one-page document issued by the South Dakota Secretary of State which includes information which indicates whether or not a business is allowed to legally conduct business in the state of South Dakota.

A SD Good Standing Certificate is often required for loans, to renew business licenses, or for tax or other business purposes in the state of South Dakota or in any other state. One of the most common reasons that ypu might need a SD Good Standing Certificate is to apply to do business in a state other than South Dakota.

See our  South Dakota Good Standing Information  page if you would like more specific information.

OTHER NAMES FOR A SOUTH DAKOTA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

  • SD Certificate of Existence
  • SD Certificate of Authority
  • SD Certificate of Status
  • SD Certificate of Subsistence
  • SD Certificate of Qualification
  • SD Certificate of Compliance
  • SD Certificate of Standing
  • SD Certificate of Authorization
  • SD Certificate of Fact
  • SD Letter of Good Standing
  • SD Letter of Status

Example of a South Dakota Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a South Dakota Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a South Dakota Good Standing Certificate?

I SECRETARY OF STATE NAME, Secretary of State of the State of South Dakota, do hereby certify that COMPANY NAME is a South Dakota Corporation registered to transact business in South Dakota on FORMATION DATE. I further certify that all fees and documents required by the Secretary of State's office have been received and is in good standing as far as this office is concerned.

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How much does it cost for a South Dakota Certificate of Good Standing?

Total cost for a South Dakota Good Standing Certificate depends on the type of company and how fast you need the Certificate. Choose your options on our South Dakota Good Standing Certificate Cost Calculator to determine exactly how much your Certificate will cost. With our South Dakota Good Standing Certificate services there are no hidden charges, surprise fees or any sign-ups required to get your Certificate.
*next and same day service for orders received before 1 PM South Dakota time (excludes weekends and holidays). Priority price includes scanned and emailed copy of South Dakota Good Standing Certificate and USPS First Class delivery.

Need a South Dakota Good Standing Certificate to register your SD Company in another state?

A Corporation, LLC, LP or LLP that is registered in the state of South Dakota may require a South Dakota Good Standing Certificate to qualify as a "Foreign Corporation" in a state other than South Dakota.

A Foreign Corporation is a Corporation that is registered with a state agency, usually the Secretary of State, in one state and has the Authority to do business in another state. For example, a Corporation registered in the state of California that plans to do business in the state of South Dakota is a "Domestic Corporation" in California and a "Foreign Corporation" in the state of South Dakota.

Need a South Dakota Certificate of Good Standing for a SD Attorney?

If you are a South Dakota Attorney or if you need to find out if a South Dakota Attorney is in Good Standing with the highest court in the state of South Dakota, then you will need a Good Standing Certificate from the South Dakota Supreme Court.

If you are a South Dakota Attorney who plans to practice in the US District Court system then you may need a Good Standing Certificate from the U.S. District Court for District of South Dakota.

Need a South Dakota Good Standing Certificate for SD Tax Compliance?

If you need to verify that all outstanding tax liabilities for a South Dakota Corporation or South Dakota LLC have been paid then you need a South Dakota Tax Status Compliance Certificate.

A South Dakota Tax Status Compliance Certificate is issued by the South Dakota Department of Revenue and is sometimes called a Tax Clearance Certificate, an Entity Status Letter, a Certificate of Account Status or a Tax Good Standing Certificate.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

SOUTH DAKOTA BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

South Dakota Secretary of State
  • Capitol Building
  • Pierre, SD 57501-5070
  • Tel:  605-773-3537
  • Email:
  •   sdsos@state.sd.us

South Dakota Department of Revenue

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation