South Dakota Notarial Certificate – Jurat

South Dakota Jurat is a notary public’s certificate on an affidavit. It is used specifically when the Principal must guarantee the truthfulness of the contents of the initial document. The Principal will be required to swear an oath before the notary public, and sign the completed document after attesting that its contents are true. The certificate simply states the above information; that the signatory signed and swore before a notary public. It should be noted that it is not necessary that the signatory prove their identity.

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




State of South Dakota

County of ___________


Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on this _______ day of __________,

20_____ [Day/Month/Year], by ________________ [Name of Person Making Statement].


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



(Title of officer)

My commission expires:__________