Step 1 – Go to the South Dakota Secretary of State.
Step 2 – You may search for an LLC a number of different ways such as by: Name, ID Number, and by an Advanced Search including: City, Filing Date, or an Individual in the company.
When searching by name – Be sure to include as many keywords as possible when doing your search by name. The database will return all closely matching entities to the terms entered, so if you make a broad query, you may be sorting through hundreds of listings.
Step 3 – While you are viewing the results, the Secretary of State gives the user a preview of the limited liability company’s; ID Number, Name, State of Formation, Type, and it’s standing (good or inactive). Click on the ID Number to see more information.
Step 4 – You have reached the end of the process and may be able to view all the data on file with the Secretary of State including the LLC’s:Name, ID Number, Formation Date, Home State, Status, Last Annual Report Filed, Type, Registered Agent (Name and Address), Previously Filings, and all Officers of the company.
Reserve a Company Name
Pursuant to the provisions of the South Dakota Law, the undersigned hereby applies for reservation of the
following name for a period of one hundred twenty (120) days, which period shall not be extended.
Step 1 – Download and complete the Application.
Step 2 – Enclose a check for $25 and send to:
Secretary of State Office
500 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501