A registered agent is a business or individual who serves as a company’s representative. They are typically tasked with accepting documents on the LLC’s behalf, including official government correspondence. This can include service of process notices, tax information, communication from the Secretary of State, and notices of lawsuits. Registered agents act as a middle-man, as it is their job to see that members of the LLC receive these documents.
South Dakota Requirements For Individual Registered Agents
The Secretary of State’s office provides details requirements for individuals wishing to serve as a registered agent in South Dakota.
- The individual must be a resident of South Dakota
- The individual must be at least 18 years old
- The individual must have both a physical and mailing address in South Dakota
- The individual may be an office holder of the organization, except for LLCs
South Dakota Requirements For A Company Serving As A Registered Agent
The Secretary of State’s office also provides requirements for companies serving as a registered agent.
- The company must be authorized to conduct business in South Dakota
- The company must have both a physical and mailing address in South Dakota
DoMyLLC Can Serve As Your Registered Agent
It’s critical that new business owners find a registered agent upon who they can trust and rely. At DoMyLLC, we offer registered agent services to those looking to file as an LLC or corporation in the state of South Dakota. When hiring us to serve as a registered agent, business owners can rest assured that they are receiving reliable, professional services, including:
- A physical address in the state of South Dakota, meeting requirements set forth by the Secretary of State’s Office.
- An office available during business hours from Monday through Friday. We can accept all legal correspondence for a company.
- A secure online account where business owners can manage your documents.
- An innovative management system design making it easier than ever for business owners to handle all legal correspondence, even if they’re not in the state.
- A compliance reminder system that informs business owners when annual report filings are due, ensuring they never miss a deadline.
- A compliance calendar, which is an easy-to-view method that allows owner to track when annual reports are due.
- A vast document library that includes both state and internal paperwork for Corporations and LLCs
- Links to state and government agencies
- Unlimited document storage
If businesses in South Dakota miss important deadlines, such as annual report filings, they could be subject to harsh penalties. When hiring DoMyLLC as a registered agent, business owners can trust that their information will be uploaded to the online management system immediately upon delivery and that they will never miss an important deadline. DoMyLLC allows business owners to focus on running their business instead of having to burden themselves with compliance paperwork.
How To Change Your South Dakota Registered Agent
If you are a business owner in the state of South Dakota who is not satisfied with the registered agent currently representing your company, it’s possible that you can make a change.
- Hire a New Agent – Before removing your existing registered agent, you should ensure that you have a new registered agent. The state of South Dakota requires businesses to have a registered agent at all times. Hiring a registered agent before removing your existing agent will ensure you remain in good standing with the state.
- File the Required Change of Agent Paperwork with the South Dakota Secretary of State – South Dakota recommends that businesses file their Statement of Change online. To do so, you’ll need your Secretary of State Business ID and the information for your new registered agent. If you do not want to file online, you can complete the paperwork on your computer and then print the forms and mail them to the Secretary of State’s office. South Dakota businesses also have the option of changing their registered agent information when filing their annual report.
- Pay the Filing Fee – For most companies, the cost of filing is $10. If filing online, you can pay with a major credit or debit card. If you submit your forms by mail, you’ll need to include an additional $15 processing fee.
State Filing Fees
If a company is South Dakota files paperwork that will impact their registered agent, they will need to pay filing fees. However, these fees can vary drastically depending on the type of business submitting them and when they do so. For example, the cost of changing registered agents is nominal compared to formation fees. Below you’ll find a breakdown of South Dakota’s filing fees.
|Entity Type||State Fee Registered Agent Change|
|Domestic South Dakota Corporation||$10|
|Domestic South Dakota Limited Liability Company||$10|
|Domestic South Dakota Non-Profit Corporations||$10|
|Domestic & Foreign Partnerships (LP, LLP, LLLP)||$10-$125|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporations||$10|
|Foreign Limited Liability Companies||$10|
|Corporation Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic South Dakota Corporation||$150|
|Domestic South Dakota Non-Profit Corporation||$30|
|Foreign Corporation Qualification||$750|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporation||$125|
|LLC Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic South Dakota Limited Liability Company||$150|
|Domestic South Dakota Partnerships||$125|
|Foreign Limited Liability Company Qualification||$750|
|Foreign Partnership Qualification||$125|