A DBA – business name is a South Dakota DBA (doing business as). South Dakota DBA – business name registration enables a company to operate under a name other than its legal name.

Your personal assets will not be protected if you register a DBA in South Dakota. Forming a formal company structure, such as an LLC or corporation, can provide you with liability protection as well as a business name.

In South Dakota, you may register a DBA.

It is simple to register a South Dakota DBA – business name, also known as a DBA!

A DBA is solely used for branding purposes. A DBA does not safeguard your personal assets in the event that your company is sued. As a result, we highly advise that a DBA be utilised exclusively by a formal company structure such as an LLC or corporation to add new brands to an existing firm.

If you operate an informal company (sole proprietorship or partnership), we highly advise you to create an LLC to keep your business and personal assets distinct. The name of the LLC might be chosen to serve as the business’s brand name.

Learn How to File a DBA in South Dakota in Two Easy Steps:

Begin by looking for a South Dakota DBA – Business Name Search.

Register Your DBA in South Dakota

A DBA is solely used for branding purposes. To keep your company and personal assets distinct, we propose incorporating an LLC.

Step 1: Conduct a DBA – Business Name Search in South Dakota.

When you register your South Dakota DBA – business name, you are effectively informing other company owners that the name is already in use. Your company name is not protected against others using it.

The next step is to determine if your South Dakota trade name is distinctive and fits South Dakota’s business name standards. To ensure that your new DBA name is not already in use, go to the South Dakota Secretary of State’s DBA – Business Name lookup page.

Review the South Dakota naming criteria next. DBA – business names in South Dakota should NOT include:

Unless the company is genuinely an LLC, corporation, etc., any business entity suffix, such as LLC, Incorporated, Corp, etc.

Any language implying that the company was formed for an illegal or non-outlined purpose in its Articles of Incorporation.

We suggest that you check to see whether your name is accessible as a web domain (URL). You may not want to launch a company website right now, but you may wish to prevent others from gaining your URL.

Step 2: Create a South Dakota DBA.

The Secretary of State may accept your South Dakota DBA – business name online.

The form requires the following information:

The Secretary of State ID for your company

Name and address of the company’s proprietor

A DBA does not provide legal protection for your personal assets if your company is sued. Visit our How to Form an LLC page and choose your state for additional information on forming a limited liability corporation.

Manage Your DBA – Business Name in South Dakota

General Concerns

Please contact the South Dakota Secretary of State at (605) 773-4845.

Renew Your DBA – Business Name Registration With the State

Every five years, South Dakota business names must be renewed. The renewal charge is $10, and you may do it online.

Change Your DBA – Company Name

You must register for a new DBA in order to modify the name of your DBA. To update an address or ownership, complete the DBA – Business Name Amendment form online. The cost is $10.

Remove Your DBA – Business Name

You may cancel your company name in South Dakota online. There is no charge.