Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Phone: (605) 394-2332

STEP 1:  Apply for a Temporary South Dakota Sales Tax license (found in the FORMS link on the left side of this page) 

  • All vendors must have a Temporary South Dakota Sales Tax license for selling or displaying a product or for providing services at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
  • You must complete a new application each year.
  • If you have a Permanent South Dakota Sales Tax license, but are operating in a temporary location during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, you need to apply for the Temporary South Dakota Sales Tax License.

STEP 2:  Determine if you need to post a bond

  • If you are a first time vendor you must post a $500 bond.
  • If you attended last year’s rally and filed and paid your sales taxes on time, you do not need to post a bond.
  • If you filed or paid your sales tax after the due date in 2018, you will need to post a bond.   Please contact the Department of Revenue at 605-394-2332 to determine bond amount.
  • If you were a vendor in the past but did not attend in 2018, you will need to post a $500 bond.
  • We accept cash, cashier’s check, money order or credit card. There is a non-refundable processing fee of 2.45% to use a credit card.
  • Bond is held as a deposit and will be mailed back to you when the rally has ended and your final sales tax return has been filed and proper sales tax has been paid.

STEP 3Send application and bond (if needed, see Step 2) to SD Department of Revenue

STEP 4:  Receive your Temporary South Dakota Sales Tax license card and information packet.

  • Pre-registration is available from April 1 to July 1, 2019.  If you apply between those dates, your packet will be mailed to you.  Bond (if needed, see Step 2) must be received by Department of Revenue before license card and packet will be mailed.  PLEASE BRING LICENSE CARD WITH YOU when you come to the rally.  If you prefer to pick up your packet when you arrive in Sturgis, please mark the “held in office” box on the application.
  • From July 1 to July 30, you may go to the SD Department of Revenue office in Rapid City at 1520 Haines Ave Ste 3 to pick up your license card and packet.
  • Beginning July 30 at 9 a.m., you will need to go to Sturgis City Hall at 1040 2nd St to pick up your license card and packet.  Please review the office hours for the Department of Revenue’s office at Sturgis City Hall.


  • Please review the Frequently Asked Questions link on the left hand side of this page
  • Feel free to contact us at 605-394-2332


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