License Renewal Process

The actual (paper) dealer license is issued for a 5-year period, unless canceled or revoked for cause by the Division of Motor Vehicles; however, each year, a License Renewal Notice and Billing is sent out by the division approximately 3 months before the expiration of the license. The License Renewal Notice contains all pertinent data on file relative to the dealership. The Notice and Billing must be thoroughly reviewed for accuracy, with required changes noted thereon. The document must then be signed and returned to the county treasurer of the county in which the dealership is located by the deadline date shown on the Notice and Billing.

Payment of the annual dealer renewal license fee and dealer plate fees must accompany the License Renewal Notice and Billing.

Failure to renew a dealer license prior to its expiration will result in the dealer being assessed the same fee as the initial license fee.

Renewal License Fees (if submitted prior to the expiration of the license)
  1. Vehicle Dealer - $175
  2. Used Vehicle Dealer - $175
  3. Mobile/Manufactured Home Dealer -$150
  4. Motorcycle Dealer - $150
  5. Snowmobile Dealer - $125
  6. Trailer Dealer - $100
  7. Boat Dealer - $175
  8. Emergency Vehicle Dealer - $175

In the event a dealer possesses more than one type of dealer license, the dealer must renew all the licenses during the license renewal month assigned to the dealer.

Contact Us

Dealer Licensing Office - Provides information on licensing/renewal requirements, principal place of business requirements, bonding and insurance requirements, fees, dealer plates and permits, title and registration, recordkeeping requirements, violation penalty provisions, etc.
445 E. Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501  |  Phone: 605-773-4416650-773-4416  |  Fax: 605-773-2549

Motor Vehicle Information Section - For general motor vehicle questions, titling and registration.
445 E. Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501  |  Phone: 605-773-3541605-773-3541  |  Fax: 605-773-2550

Dealer Inspector - Answers dealer business questions, provides training and instruction on compliance and procedures, enforces laws and regulations, investigates complaints and violations, conducts inspections, etc.

Dealer Inspectors In The Field
Aberdeen Mitchell Sioux Falls Rapid City
Dale Hilgemann
419 Moccasin Drive
Aberdeen, SD 57401-1534
Phone: 605-626-3000605-626-3000
Fax: 605-626-2946
Craig Haak
417 North Main, Suite 112
Mitchell SD 57301
Phone: 605-995-8027605-995-8027
Fax: 605-995-8087
Ron Rysavy
300 S. Sycamore Avenue, Suite 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57110
Phone: 605-367-5814605-367-5814
Fax: 605-367-5830
Pilo Pena
4447 South Canyon Road, Suite 6
Rapid City, SD 57702-1889
Phone: 605-394-3394605-394-3394
Fax: 605-394-6076
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