Step 1 – Go to the South Dakota Secretary of State.
Step 2 – On the search home page, you can lookup a corporation by: Name, Identification Number, City, Filing Date, or by an Officer of the Entity (Director, Registered Agent, Etc.)
When Using the Name Option – If you are going to use the default search by name option is is highly recommended that you use as many search terms as possible to narrow down the results. The Secretary of State’s database will return all listings matching your query.
Step 3 – On the details page, you will be shown all matching results including a preview of the entity’s: Business Number, Name, State of Incorporation, Type, and it’s Standing (Good or Inactive). Click on the Corporate ID Number to see further information.
Step 4 – You have now reached the Entity Details Page and are able to view the corporation’s: Name, Incorporation Date, Home State, Status, Last Annual Report Filed, Type, Stock Info, Registered Agent Name, Registered Agent Address, Previous Documents Filed (Must type in ReCaptcha), and all Officers.
Reserve a Corporate 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 fill in the Application.
Step 2 – Enclose a check for $20 and send the form to:
Secretary of State Office
500 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501