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Recreational, Motorhomes & Converted Housecars

A recreational vehicle is a vehicular portable structure built on a chassis that is designed to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses. A motorhome is a vehicle designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use that is built on (or permanently attached to) a self-propelled motor vehicle chassis or on a chassis cab or van that is an integral part of the completed vehicle.


Recreational Vehicle Title & Registration

An Application for Motor Vehicle Title & Registration must be completed and filed in the county of the applicant’s residence. 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.



Recreational Vehicle Fees

Recreational vehicle titling and registration fees are processed through your local county treasurer's office. License fees on recreational, motorhomes & converted housecars are determined under the current Non-Commercial Motorhome Fee Schedule (PDF).

See Title & Registration Fees


Recreational Vehicle License Plates

In addition to our standard vehicle plates and motorcycle plates, the South Dakota Department of Revenue offers personalized, emblem, Dignity sculpture, tribal, historic, special interest, military and disabled parking permit license plates. Apply for standard license plates by filling out the Application for Motor Vehicle Title & Registration form. For something a little more specialized, see options for personalized license plates, military license plates, or disabled person parking permits and license plates.


Other Recreational, Motorhome & Converted Housecar Resources


Recreational, Motorhome & Converted Housecar Online Forms