Filming In South Dakota

South Dakota is surrounded by six states. Its name originates from the Lakota and the Dakota Sioux. South Dakota is beautiful and home to Sioux Falls, the largest city in the state. South Dakota has a wide variety of potential filming locations which can be used when shooting, either historical or scenic, or both at the same time.

When shooting in South Dakota you should get in contact with the South Dakota Film Commission. The commission will help and guide you through the process when filming in the state. For more information about their services, visit their website.

Film Insurance Requirements in the State of
South Dakota

Recommended Insurance: 

Certificate(s) of Insurance (COI) as evidence of General Liability coverage in the amount not less than $1,000,000 for each occurrence.

A separate additional insured endorsement for the COI with the following wording: “the State of South Dakota, including its officers, agents and employees is named as additional insured, with respect to liability arising out of the operations related to filming on South Dakota state owned or operated property.”

Workers Compensation: State laws require companies provide proof of worker’s compensation coverage. If a company has no employees the company may submit a Workers Compensation waiver letter.

South Dakota Film Commission

711 East Wells Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501

United States

Disclaimer: The encapsulated production information on this page is provided for general purposes only and should not be construed as advice. While we do our utmost to keep all information up to date, production requirements change often. The best source for details is the film office itself.

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