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South Dakota Notary Public FAQ

SOUTH DAKOTA NOTARY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I become a South Dakota Notary Public? Here is some helpful information:

Requirements to become a South Dakota Notary Public:

- South Dakota notary applicants cannot have a felony conviction
- South Dakota notary applicants must reside in South Dakota or in a bordering county of a border state and work in South Dakota

How to become a Notary Public in South Dakota

1) Purchase your South Dakota notary seal or South Dakota notary stamp
2) Make an impression of your South Dakota notary seal or notary stamp to the application
3) Complete the notary application carefully and accurately
4) Obtain a $5000.00 notary surety bond
5) Send your notary application along with the $30.00 fee to the South Dakota Secretary of State. The South Dakota Notary application can be found here: https://sdsos.gov/general-services/assets/NotaryApplicationandChecklist.pdf
6) The notary application can be sent to: Secretary of State, 500 East Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501

How long is my Notary Term in South Dakota

- South Dakota notaries are commissioned for a term of 6 years

Which Notary Supplies are required to be a South Dakota Notary Public

- A South Dakota notary stamp or notary seal is required. A South Dakota notary stamp must include the words Notary Public” and “South Dakota”. If the seal is a rubber stamp, it must also include the word “SEAL”. The SD notary stamp cannot contain the expiration date inside the border of the seal.
- A South Dakota notary seal is permitted and recommended. A seal impression inker may be purchased to darken the notary embosser impression. A notary seal is recommended as some notary clients will expect to see the raised seal.
- South Dakota notaries are not required to keep a notary record book (Notary Journal). It is recommended to have a record book and document the notary transactions for the protection of the notary

South Dakota Notary Website https://sosenterprise.sd.gov/BusinessServices/Notary/Default.aspx


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How to Order Affordable Notary Supplies for South Dakota

One of the best ways to save money on SD Notary Stamps & SD Notary Seals is to purchase Notary kits also known as Notary Bundles or Notary Packages. These notary kits are arranged with the most commonly ordered, South Dakota State-Approved Notary Products, packaged together and then discounted. These discounted South Dakota Notary Kits can be found here, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/south-dakota-notary-supplies-package  In this article we will examine each South Dakota notary kit and the products they contain.

The cheapest Notary Supply option for South Dakota notaries is the Basic Notary Kit for South Dakota, found here at our South Dakota Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/South-Dakota-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-1 This SD Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking South Dakota Notary Expiration Stamp, South Dakota Notary Seal, and a small notary supply bag. The purpose of this notary kit is to create the lowest-cost option for South Dakota notaries while maintaining the minimum required items to notarize properly. If you think you may not notarize very often and you’re looking to keep your costs down, this is the notary package for you.

The Notary Supply option with best value is the Value Notary Kit for South Dakota, found here at our South Dakota Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/south-dakota-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-2  This SD Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking South Dakota Notary Expiration Stamp, South Dakota Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Notary affidavit stamp, and a Large Notary Zippered Supply Bag. This notary kit includes all the items of the SD Notary Basic Kit with three additions, the notary affidavit stamp, the notary record book, and the Large Notary Supply Bag. The Notary affidavit stamp is a very useful item as it documents the date of a swearing of an oath. The Large Notary Supply Bag is a sturdy supply bag that holds all the items of the South Dakota Notary Value Kit and makes it easy for the notary to organize all their notary supplies. The Large supply bag measures 10 inches high x 14 inches wide and allows the notary to use a combination lock (sold separately) for extra security. The notary combination lock can be found here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/Combination-Lock-for-Notary-Supplies-Bag 

The Highest Quality South Dakota Notary kit is the Deluxe Notary Kit for South Dakota, found here at our South Dakota Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/South-Dakota-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-3 This SD Notary Package includes: The Pre-Inked South Dakota Notary Expiration Stamp, South Dakota Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Pre-Inked Notary affidavit stamp, Large Notary Supply Bag, and a Deluxe Leatherette Notary Seal Pouch.  This notary kit has the highest quality notary stamps that simply kiss the paper when stamping. These Max-Light notary stamps by Trodat feature an oil-based ink which is much less likely to dry. For the notary that wants the best and expects to use the notary supplies a lot, this is the notary kit for you!

We hope this article has helped you decide which South Dakota Notary Kits to order. All our SD Notary supplies include many notary stamp variations with multiple notary stamp colors and notary seal upgrades. As always you can purchase your South Dakota Notary Supplies here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-stamp-south-dakota  Anchorstamp.com proudly ships South Dakota notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which South Dakota Notary stamp should I purchase?

When you purchase your SD Notary Stamp it’s important to know your options. AnchorStamp.com offers a wide variety of Notary Stamps for South Dakota. The first thing a notary needs to know is that the SD notary stamps are made in accordance with South Dakota notary guidelines. A South Dakota notary will then want to know how much do South Dakota notary stamps cost? At Anchor Stamp, we offer SD notary stamps for all budgets, beginning with a Wood-handle notary stamp to self-inking SD notary stamps, to the highest quality, Pre-Inked SD notary stamps. Anchor Stamp offers Shiny and Trodat brands which reflect our commitment to creating quality South Dakota notary stamps. Need your notary stamp in a hurry? No worries, Anchor Stamp ships South Dakota Notary Supply orders the next business day and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more. You can purchase your South Dakota notary stamps right here at our South Dakota notary store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-stamps-south-dakota Let’s look at some of SD notary stamps in detail.

1) The highest quality South Dakota notary stamps are the South Dakota Pre-Inked notary stamps. This SD notary stamp product line uses the Max-Light brand by Trodat. The Max-Lights by Trodat feature a superior oil-based ink, a smooth stamping mechanism and a protective cover. Pre-Inked SD notary stamps can be re-inked, just be sure to use the proper Pre-Ink refill ink.

The most popular South Dakota Pre-Inked notary stamp is the Pre-Inked SD notary expiration stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamp-south-dakota-sd-pre-inked This compact notary stamp includes a standard border to properly frame the state-approved notary information. This SD notary stamp makes a sharp, crisp notary stamp impression every time. The Pre-Inked SD notary stamp is also available in a popular pink frame.

The Pre-Inked SD Round notary stamp is the highest quality round stamp on the market today. This SD notary stamp is used where a photographically reproducible notary impression is needed. Some other applications include scanning, copying and faxing notary documents that a notary embossed image may not apply. We also find that some notaries with arthritis or other disabilities find this round notary stamp to be easier to use than squeezing a South Dakota notary seal. This quality SD notary stamp can be purchased at our SD notary store here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-stramp-south-dakota-pre-inked-round    

Anchorstamp.com also offers South Dakota notaries useful Pre-Inked notary stamps such as the Pre-Inked notary affidavit stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/south-dakota-notary-pre-inked-affidavit-stamp, the Pre-Inked Notary Acknowledgement stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-acknowledgement-stamp- , the Pre-Inked Notary Jurat Stamp, found here  https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-jurat-stamp , and the Pre-Inked Notary Certified True Copy stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/certified-true-copy-stamp .

2) Our next high-quality line of South Dakota notary stamps are Self-Inking notary stamps using the Shiny brand. The South Dakota Self-inking notary stamps by Shiny feature a high-quality stamp that is also re-inkable. Another very popular notary stamp is the Self-Inking South Dakota notary expiration stamp. These notary stamps include the state-approved SD notary stamp format with a standard border and the notary’s name and expiration date. This notary product also features various stamp frame colors including Black, Pink, USA Flag, Blue, Red, and Lilac. You can purchase this great SD notary stamp here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/south-dakota-notary-self-inking-expiration-stamp

Anchorstamp.com offers another quality SD notary stamp, the Self-Inking Round South Dakota Notary Stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/connecticut-notary-stamp-self-inking-round-date This high-quality SD Round notary stamp includes a cover that products the notary die from dust and debris. Anchor Stamp offers the stamp frame available in Black, Red, Pink, and Blue.

Anchor Stamp also offers high-quality, useful Self-Inking Notary affidavit stamps, Self-Inking Acknowledgement Stamps and Self-Inking Jurat stamps on our South Dakota notary stamp supply page https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-stamps-south-dakota

3) The remaining line of SD notary stamps are the Traditional wood-handle notary stamps, the South Dakota notary traditional expiration stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-rubber-stamp-south-dakota-sd-traditional and notary affidavit stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-traditional-affidavit-stamp . This is the least expensive, old-school, wood handle notary stamp. This product must be used with a notary stamp pad, sold separately.

We hope this informative article has helped you purchase your SD notary stamps. All South Dakota notary supplies can be purchased here on our South Dakota notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-stamp-south-dakota  Anchorstamp.com proudly ships South Dakota notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which South Dakota notary seal should I purchase?

Experienced South Dakota notaries know that there is nothing quite like a raised or embossed notary impression. Many clients will expect to see the raised notary seal as it makes them feel like the transaction is authentic and official. In some cases where documents go out of state, a notary seal is required. When notarizing in South Dakota, we recommend purchasing a South Dakota notary seal. Anchorstamp.com offers SD notary seals in most of our SD notary kits. Anchor Stamp offers all South Dakota notary seals with and without the notary commission expiration date. It is important to purchase your South Dakota notary seal from a company like Anchorstamp.com that manufacturers the seals on site. This will ensure quality and reduce the cost and delivery time of these important notary tools. Anchor Stamp uses the Shiny brand to create our line of quality South Dakota notary embossers. Our South Dakota notary seals are made of steel and built to last. Each South Dakota notary embosser is engraved with pride and tested to meet the highest quality standards. All our SD notary seals can be purchased right here on our South Dakota Notary Store https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-seal-south-dakota  

Anchor Stamp offers three kinds of South Dakota notary seals. The first, and most popular is the SD notary pocket seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-sd-south-dakota-pocket The pocket seal is named so as it could fit right in your pocket and is preferred by notaries on the go. All our notary pocket seals include a free vinyl storage pouch. Anchorstamp.com offers a wide variety of notary seal upgrades and various color options including Black, Pink, Blue, and Red.

The next SD notary seal option is the South Dakota notary desk seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-south-dakota-desk This notary desk seal features four rubber gripped feet for the seal to rest on top of your desk without slipping. The South Dakota notary desk seal is great for higher volume embossing and made for the notary to leverage his/her weight as they seal.

The finest South Dakota notary seal is the South Dakota Notary Designer Desk Seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-south-dakota-sd-designer-desk. The South Dakota Designer notary desk seal is the most attractive and distinguished looking item an Connecticut notary can purchase. This revolutionary design is tested and proven to reduce pressure by 30%. The steel-frame construction makes this South Dakota notary embosser built to stand the test of time. Anchorstamp.com offers this beautiful seal in Black, Silver, and Gold.

We hope this article about South Dakota notary seals has helped you purchase your SD notary seals. All South Dakota notary supplies can be purchased here on our South Dakota notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-stamp-south-dakota Anchorstamp.com proudly ships South Dakota notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.