Your LLC’s Name
Your new South Dakota LLC’s name must be readily distinguishable from any other business entity’s name registered or reserved with the state.
Your new LLC’s name must end with the words “Limited Liability Company” or “Limited Company,” or the abbreviations “LLC,” “L.L.C.,” “LC,” or “L.C.” The word “Limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” and the word “Company” may be abbreviated as “Co.”
However, a South Dakota LLC is allowed to use the name of another domestic or foreign company if the other company is authorized to conduct business in South Dakota and the company proposing to use the name has merged with the other company, been formed by reorganization with the other company, or has acquired substantially all of the assets, including the name, of the other company.
An available LLC name may be reserved for 120 days for a $20 fee.