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All snowmobiles used on public and private lands and any frozen public waters within South Dakota must be licensed, except for private lands owned by the snowmobile’s operator.


Snowmobile 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.



Snowmobile Fees

Snowmobile titling and registration fees are processed through your local county treasurer's office. License fees on snowmobiles are determined under the current Non-Commercial Vehicle Fee Schedule (PDF). A 3% excise tax, title fee and license fee are required. License fees for snowmobiles are $10 per snowmobile for one year. Payment of the fee due shall be made prior to the operation of, or permitting the operation of, any snowmobile within this state.

See Title & Registration Fees


Snowmobile License Plates

Resident snowmobile decals must be permanently attached to each side of the snowmobile, below the windshield and on the hood cowling. Residents can purchase them for $10.

  Vehicle Plate
Snowmobile License Plate Snowmobile License Plate
Fee Fees are based on the SD Game, Fish & Parks
Apply Applications are directed through the SD Game, Fish & Parks
Applicable Law SDCL 32-5-9.1


Other Snowmobile Resources


Snowmobile Online Forms