Vehicles (cars, trucks, and vans)

Chapter 32-03

Complete an Application for Motor Vehicle Title and Registration. The application must be signed by the record owner(s) or by an authorized agent for the record owner(s). If the application is signed by an authorized agent, a power of attorney document must be attached to verify the appointment.

If the vehicle was purchased out-of-state, a bill of sale, purchase order or sales contract must be attached. If the dealer price certification on the application for title (MV-608) is not complete and the applicant purchased the vehicle from a South Dakota dealer, a purchase order must be attached.

Purchase price on a new vehicle with no trade-in is the total consideration whether received in money or otherwise. Total consideration must include cash down payments, cash rebates, money and any other item given in consideration of the vehicle. Discounts are allowed, but a purchase agreement is required to substantiate the discount.

Motor vehicle titling and registration fees are done through your local county treasurers office. Click here for all applicable license fees that must be paid to the county treasurer.

New License Fees schedule effective July 01, 2013

Current License fees are computed according to the weight schedules for noncommercial vehicles.

  • If the motor vehicle is an automobile, pickup or van weighing less than 10,000 lbs (including manufacturer's shipping weight and manufacturer's accessories), the license fees for the vehicle are based on the current regular license fee schedule. However, if the noncommercial motor vehicle is a pickup that weighs more than 6,000 pounds and less than 10,000 lbs, the owner has the option of paying the license fees under the current noncommercial gross weight vehicle schedule. See "Trucks" for more information.
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