18-1-3.1. Requirements of seal--Expiration date required.

A notarial officer must have an official seal to be used for the purpose of acknowledging a document. The seal must be a type approved by the secretary of state and must contain at least:

(1)    The notarial officer's name;

(2)    The words "South Dakota";

(3)    The words "notary public"; and

(4)    A surrounding border.

Rubber stamp seals and electronic seals must contain the words and seal within the surrounding border.

A notarial officer must indicate the date on which the notarial officer's commission expires below the official seal under this section.

Source: SL 1988, ch 180; SL 2008, ch 107, § 2; SL 2019, ch 100, § 3; SL 2024, ch 71, § 3.