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South Dakota Notary Acknowledgement – Deputy Sheriff

The South Dakota Notary Acknowledgement for a Deputy Sheriff is used when a deputy sheriff is required to validate their signature on a document requiring notarization. Acknowledgements of deeds or other instruments made by a deputy sheriff must be completed (substantially) using the below sample text. The notary will acknowledge that the individual appeared before them as the deputy described within the instrument and whose name is supplied therein. The deputy sheriff will attest that they correctly subscribed the name of the sheriff and there own as deputy sheriff.

Laws – SD Codified L § 18-1-3.1 (through 2011)




State of South Dakota


County of ___________

On this ____ day of _________, 20______ [Day/Month/Year], before me, ___________ [Name of Officer], the undersigned officer, personally appeared ________________ [Name of Deputy Sheriff], known to me (or proved to me on the oath of _________ [Name of Credible Witness]) to be the person who is described in and whose name is subscribed to the within instrument as deputy sheriff of said county and acknowledged to me that he/she subscribed the name of _________ [Name of Sheriff] thereto as sheriff of said county and his/her name as deputy sheriff.

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and official seal.



(Title of officer)

My commission expires:__________