South Dakota LLC

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"under god the people rule"

We make it easy to start your LLC in South Dakota. DBI Global Filings will handle all aspects of forming your LLC. Here is what we do for you:

  • Check your company name for availability with the South Dakota Secretary of State
  • Prepare and review name reservation certificate
  • Prepare and review the certificate of formation
  • Provide an South Dakota registered agent office and legal address
  • Submit initial LLC filing fee to South Dakota
  • Notify you of any annual compliance requirements

Here is some basic information for your review.

How do I set up a LLC in South Dakota?

  1. Select a company name. Your entity name must be distinguishable from any name on file in this office. The name must include “limited liability company,” or the letters “l.l.c.” with or without punctuation.
  2. List a Principal Office: Include street number, street name, city, county, state and zip code. PO Boxes are NOT permitted.
  3. Mailing Address: Include street number, street name, city, county, state and zip code. A PO Box IS acceptable.
  4. Member or manager information: Only if the LLC is manager-managed do you need to list the managers and their addresses.
  5. You can also have other provisions named.

Can I reserve a limited liability company name in advance of formation?

Yes. A name may be reserved for a period of 120 days. There is a $50 filing fee to reserve a LLC name.

Does South Dakota require that members or managers be listed?

Yes, if manager-managed. No, if member-managed.

Does South Dakota require a principal office?

Yes. South Dakota requires a principal office. The office must be a physical address.

Does South Dakota need a duration listed on the certificate of formation?

No. South Dakota permits a "perpetual" duration.

Do I need to list a LLC purpose on the certificate of formation?

Yes. South Dakota permits a general purpose statement.

Do I need to provide South Dakota an email address?

Yes. South Dakota does require an email address.

Do I need to provide South Dakota a telephone number?


How much does it cost for a LLC in South Dakota?

South Dakota charges an initial filing fee of $156.

Are there any annual renewal fees in South Dakota?

Yes. Every domestic and foreign limited liability company registered to do business in South Dakota shall file an annual report due between September 1 and November 1. The annual report fee is $50.

How long does it take to get a LLC in South Dakota?

South Dakota takes about 3-4 business days to setup your LLC and receive your formation certificate.

How do I get an EIN number in South Dakota?

Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) are issued by the Internal Revenue Service. States do not issue EIN numbers.

What does DBI Global Filings do? How much do you charge?

Upon receiving your order, we prepare the articles of formation, ensure that the information complies with South Dakota state law, and review the filing for accuracy. We charge a one-time processing fee and an annual registered agent fee. Our processing fees are listed on our order form.

Information about other states is available by selecting a state from the menu below. Visit South Dakota website for more detailed information about incorporating. Thank you for your interest in forming a South Dakota LLC.


Our Incorporation Specialists are available by telephone, email or live chat.

Why order a LLC from DBI Global Filings, LLC?

  • Easy to order online, by phone or live chat
  • Transparent pricing -- our processing fee plus state fees -- no hidden fees
  • Experienced document retrieval staff
  • Same business day processing in most cases
  • Email and/or hard copy delivery
  • All major credit cards, Western Union and bank wires accepted
  • In business since 1986
  • Lifetime customer support

Start Your Business Today for Only $50 Plus State Filing Fees.