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SD Administrative Rule (2016)

Notary Law Update: SD Administrative Rule (2016)

State: South Dakota

Summary:

An amended rule adopted by the Secretary of State updates the Notary application and change forms.

Signed:  June 13, 2016

Effective:  June 30, 2016

Chapter: N/A

Affects:

Sections 05:04:03:01, 05:04:03:02 and 05:04:03:03 of the South Dakota Administrative Rules.

Changes:
  1. Makes the following changes to the Notary Public application form: (a) requires the applicant’s physical and mailing addresses, and phone number; (b) optionally requests the applicant’s email address; (c) clarifies that an imprint of the Notary’s seal is required for processing the application; and (d) clarifies that the entire Bond section of the application must be completed (if bond is provided through a surety company).
  2. Clarifies on the Personal Surety Form that a personal surety who provides the applicant’s bond in lieu of a surety company must be an individual and not a business.
  3. Redesigns the Notary Public Request to Change Form and makes the following changes to the form: (a) requires the Notary to include the Notary’s date of birth, and (b) includes a new section for the Notary reporting a change in the Notary’s physical address on file.
Analysis:

An adopted rule by the Secretary of State updates the Notary Public application and change forms. The application form will require an applicant for a Notary commission to include both a physical and mailing address, and the applicant’s phone number. The applicant may optionally provide an email address. The application also includes some new instructions to alert the applicant that a seal imprint is required for processing the application, that all sections of the application and Bond section must be completed. The Notary change forms have been redesigned to make them easier to complete and now requires the Notary to include the Notary’s date of birth and notify the Secretary of a change in the Notary’s physical address.

Read the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Read the Notice of Filing in the Secretary of State’s office

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