Before obtaining a South Dakota license plate, it is necessary to register your vehicle with the SD DOR by filling out the required paperwork, submitting evidence of ownership, and paying any required expenses. Once completed, you can put the South Dakota license plate on your automobile in accordance with state rules. However, when buying a pre-owned vehicle in South Dakota, it might be necessary to either transfer the existing license plates from the previous holder or get new plates from the DMV.
It is necessary to update the vehicle registration and titles within 45 days of purchasing a vehicle, or else one may face fines and penalties.
To register your vehicle and obtain a South Dakota license plate, you will need to provide the following documents:
- Completed South Dakota Registration/Title Application Form
- South Dakota Driver’s License or ID card
- Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin OR Certificate of Title
- Copy of Current Insurance Paper
- Proof of Payment for registration fees and any applicable taxes
- Bill of Sale (if applicable)
- Smog/VIN/Safety inspection (if applicable)
The fees will depend on multiple factors such as the weight, model year, and intended purpose of the vehicle. Moreover, there might be further expenses for personalized license plates or other amenities.
After completing all the requirements and fees, simply pay a visit to your nearby South Dakota DOR office for the final verification and issuance of your South Dakota license plate.
You have to put South Dakota license plates on your car when you drive it on public roads in this state. These plates must contain the state-assigned number on them and be securely fastened to both the front and back of the car. Keep them clean so that the number is easy to see.
To receive additional details on acquiring license plates and fulfilling vehicle registrations in South Dakota, get in touch with:
DOR Pierre Office
445 East Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501-3185