485BPOS 1 xb120112stf.htm 485B XBRL FILING - DWS STATE TAX FREE INCOME SERIES xb120112stf.htm
Filed electronically with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 18, 2012

             File No.  002-81549
             File No.  811-03657

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549

FORM N-1A


REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES
 
ACT OF 1933
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Pre-Effective Amendment No. 
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Post-Effective Amendment No. 59
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and/or
 
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE
 
INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940
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Amendment No. 59
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DWS State Tax-Free Income Series
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

345 Park Avenue, New York, NY  10154
 (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

Registrant's Telephone Number, including Area Code: (617) 295-1000

John Millette
One Beacon Street, Boston, MA  02108
(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

Copy to:  David A. Sturms
Vedder Price P.C.
222 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box):

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Immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)
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On ________________ pursuant to paragraph (b)
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60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
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On ________________ pursuant to paragraph (a)(1)
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75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(2)
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On ________________ pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of Rule 485

If appropriate, check the following box:

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This post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment.


 
 

 

This filing relates solely to the following Funds, each a series of the Registrant:

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DWS California Tax-Free Income Fund – Classes A, B, C and S
·  
DWS New York Tax-Free Income Fund – Classes A, B, C and S


 
 

 


SIGNATURES


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and has duly caused this amendment to its Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized, in the City of New York and the State of New York on the 15th day of December 2012.

                 DWS STATE TAX-FREE INCOME SERIES
 
 
By:  /s/W. Douglas Beck
  W. Douglas Beck*
       President

 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Post-Effective Amendment to its Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

SIGNATURE
TITLE
DATE
 
     
/s/W. Douglas Beck
   
W. Douglas Beck*
President
December 15, 2012
     
 /s/Paul H. Schubert     
Paul H. Schubert
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
December 15, 2012
     
/s/John W. Ballantine
   
John W. Ballantine*
Trustee
December 15, 2012
     
/s/Henry P. Becton, Jr.
   
Henry P. Becton, Jr.*
Trustee
December 15, 2012
     
/s/Dawn-Marie Driscoll
   
Dawn-Marie Driscoll*
Trustee
December 15, 2012
     
/s/Keith R. Fox
   
Keith R. Fox*
Trustee
December 15, 2012
     
/s/Paul K. Freeman
   
Paul K. Freeman*
Chairperson and Trustee
December 15, 2012
     
/s/Kenneth C. Froewiss
   
Kenneth C. Froewiss*
Trustee
December 15, 2012
     
/s/Richard J. Herring
   
Richard J. Herring*
Trustee
December 15, 2012
     
/s/William McClayton
   
William McClayton*
Trustee
December 15, 2012
     
/s/Rebecca W. Rimel
   
Rebecca W. Rimel*
Trustee
December 15, 2012
     
/s/William N. Searcy, Jr.
   
William N. Searcy, Jr.*
Trustee
December 15, 2012
     
/s/Jean Gleason Stromberg
   
Jean Gleason Stromberg*
Trustee
December 15, 2012
     
/s/Robert H. Wadsworth
   
Robert H. Wadsworth*
Trustee
December 15, 2012
     

*By:           
/s/Caroline Pearson
Caroline Pearson**
Chief Legal Officer

**
Attorney-in-fact pursuant to the powers of attorney that are incorporated herein by reference to Post-Effective Amendment No. 52 to the Registration Statement, as filed on July 28, 2011; and as filed on November 26, 2008 in Post-Effective Amendment No. 45 to the Registration Statement.








 
 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

Index No.
 
Description of Exhibit
   
EX-101.INS
  
XBRL Instance Document
   
EX-101.SCH
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
   
EX-101.CAL
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
   
EX-101.DEF
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase
   
EX-101.LAB
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase
   
EX-101.PRE
  
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase