South Dakota Fee Schedule
This information is for reference only. Your assigned fee and payment options are specified after submission of your online application.
|II||$395||Your first law degree (JD or LLB) is anticipated to be awarded within one year or less and you have not been authorized to practice law.|
|III||$550||Your first law degree (JD or LLB) was obtained in the United States and awarded more than one year ago or you have been authorized to practice law only in the United States.|
|IV||$925||Your first law degree (JD or LLB) was not obtained in the United States (regardless of whether a subsequent US law degree was conferred) or you have ever been authorized to practice law in a foreign country.|
|Supplemental Conditions |
You may be eligible for a reduced fee if NCBE has completed a character report for you in the last four years. Completion of a new application is required.
|V||$250||A complete Category I, II, or III report was prepared by NCBE for a different jurisdiction.|
|VI||$120||A complete Category I, II, or III report was prepared by NCBE for the same jurisdiction.|
|VII||$450||A complete category IV report was prepared by NCBE for any jurisdiction.|
In addition to the processing fee, NCBE reserves the right to pass along the cost of obtaining records in a conjunction with this application. If you request a refund for any reason after submitting your payment (credit card information, check, or money order), a processing fee will be retained.
Once NCBE has generated correspondence on your application, the entire fee payment is non-refundable.
If you do not request a refund or submit a properly executed Authorization and Release form within 100 days of payment, you will forfeit your entire fee.