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South Dakota Registered Agent Services

$129/year with prices as low as $87/year with the purchase of multi-year service!

Sioux Falls, SD 57104-5979
Minnehaha County
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What Is a Registered Agent?

A registered agent, a resident agent, or a statutory agent (dependent upon your state where you do business) is an individual or state-qualified corporate agent. A South Dakota registered agent is responsible for receiving important documents from South Dakota state entities and receiving service of process (SOP) communications when legal action is taken against a business entity. A registered agent is identified within a business's articles of incorporation/organization. It is required by law in all 50 states that companies registered as legal entities have a registered agent. This structure is set up in part to help protect businesses as a part of due process.

Why Are Registered Agents Necessary in South Dakota?

Having a registered agent is a requirement every time you register a new South Dakota business with the state, such as a corporation or LLC. You should select a reliable company to act as your South Dakota registered agent. Failing to establish and maintain a registered agent can have negative effects on the legal status of your company within the state and result in extra, unnecessary expenses. The person or entity must be located and available at a physical street address within the state of South Dakota during normal business hours. A mailbox service or P.O. Box cannot represent you as your registered agent.

Why choose InCorp for your South Dakota Registered Agent Services?

Created in 1998, we now have over 250,000 worldwide clients and are BBB rated A+. We will beat any competitor's price on registered agent service and offer incredible discounts on multi-year and multistate national registered agent services.

How Registered Agent Service Can Help Your Business

  • Legal Notifications

    A registered agent oversees the reception of important legal notifications for your business. Having important documents such as your annual filing notices, SOP (service of process), etc., sent to a home or business address is associated with the risk of losing or misplacing this important mail. A South Dakota registered agent will provide an official address within the state where this mail will be sent and guarantee that it will be handled professionally and in compliance with the law and any associated legal procedures.

  • Flexibility

    By hiring a registered agent, you will have a lot of flexibility regarding how you choose to run your business. You will not be required to have a physical business location within South Dakota or be available during standard business hours to receive official legal notifications. You will be compliant with the law by having your South Dakota registered agent available during business hours to receive official mail, on your behalf, at an official address. Suppose you choose to relocate your business location. In that case, this information will not need to be updated with the state, as you can continue to receive official legal notifications through your registered agent.

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  • Privacy

    Having a registered agent will help protect your home address's privacy. If you use your home address to receive legal notifications officially, it will be listed in public directories. Your South Dakota registered agent will provide your business with an official address to receive legal notifications, therefore protecting the privacy of your personal address.

  • Help Prevent Corporate Identity Theft

    Through EntityWatch®, the innovative and proprietary technology developed first by InCorp, our information system ties into most of the state databases to give you up-to-date information on the status of your entities including the filing status, the current registered agent, officers, and directors. EntityWatch® also advises you of changes to help prevent corporate identity theft.

  • Organization

    View and upload all your state business filings, corporate documents, and statuses via the Internet on our comprehensive client website at no additional fee. Our Entity Management System (EMS) is where you can keep track of compliance events using our compliance calendar, view and/or store your corporate documents from anywhere in the world, track your forwarded mail, pay your invoices, and order additional services is included at no additional charge! (Now available as an app for iOS devices.)

  • Consolidate Expenses

    For multi-state companies, you will receive a consolidated bill for all your business entities in every state hosted.

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  • Save Money

    For over 20 years we have provided top-tier service with one of the lowest prices in the industry and have only raised our prices one time (while many of our competitors raise their prices on their long-term clients yearly!) Our standard fee to serve as your South Dakota registered agent is only $129 per state! And you can save even more when you choose multi-year service.

  • Fast Support and Service

    Over-the-counter expedited business document filing service are available for most states. Receive notification of all service of process in real-time and receive said service of process within 24-hours of receipt via Express Mail, facsimile, or email.

What you need to know when appointing InCorp Services, Inc. as your South Dakota Registered Agent:

  • South Dakota requires original signatures.
  • Online filings are available for annual reports only.
  • Mailed documents are usually processed in 3-5 business days plus a few days to be returned in the mail. The state offers expedite filings processed the day they're received for $50.
  • The South Dakota Registered Agent change filing fee is $10 for all LLCs and Corporations.
  • The state of South Dakota requires LLCs and corporations filed in South Dakota to have a Registered Agent. South Dakota Registered Agents are a person or company designated on public record to accept legal documents (service of process) and notifications from the South Dakota Secretary of State's office on behalf of the corporate entity. There are few restrictions regarding who can be listed as a Registered Agent, the most important being that the Registered Agent must be located and available at a physical street address, within the state of South Dakota, during normal business hours. South Dakota recognizes Commercial Registered Agents and has adopted the Model Registered Agent Act.
  • Your South Dakota Registered Agent will be responsible, on your behalf, to receive all government notifications sent to Registered Agents, and litigation (service of process) documents. In South Dakota, InCorp's address is for Registered Agent service only.


South Dakota Registered Agent FAQs

Ordering service is easy using our online form. Simply fill in the required fields, review the Terms of Service, and submit your order.

You'll receive our address immediately and more instructions for filing within 1 business day.

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Having a registered agent is required in almost every state. The purpose is for the state to show a physical address in that state at which the company can be served with legal documents. We also receive notifications from many states and help you keep your company in good standing. An added benefit is the security of knowing InCorp is here to fulfill this requirement and provide you with a little more privacy.

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When hiring InCorp as your commercial registered agent, we do not automatically file your documents to register your entity with the state. Formation and qualification filings are separate services, and we will be happy to prepare the entire filing for you once the additional service has been purchased. Our order processing team members will automatically provide consent forms for the states that require them, and we're here to help with Registered Agent Change forms at no additional charge if you'd like our assistance.

In most cases, yes, but we do require that you also be filed with the Secretary of State. Some agencies have requirements that we can't meet, like an address in a specific county or an individual serving instead of InCorp as a company. If you send over the document we'll review it to make sure we can meet the requirements.

The first thing is to order service. Once your order is placed and you have received the confirmation email, please contact our order processing team to proceed. Some states require our signature but it does not have to be a mailed original so you can just reply to your order confirmation with the document attached and we'll sign and return it to you. Other states require our original signature, in which case you can email us the document, we will sign it and mail it to you for submission to the state. Alternatively, you can mail us the complete package of documents and state payment and we will sign and forward the package to the state for you. A few states, like Wyoming, require a separate Registered Agent Consent form. We'll send that directly to you after your order is placed. Please call our order processing team or email us with any additional questions or concerns.

The general rule is that InCorp only serves as a South Dakota registered agent for entities registered with the Secretary of State. We can serve for other agencies as well but need to be listed with the Secretary of State, also. When looking for a registered agent for an individual, we recommend using an attorney or law office.

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