Trailer & Homemade Trailer Title & Registration
An Application for Motor Vehicle Title & Registration (PDF) 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.
Trailer & Homemade Trailer Fees
Trailer titling and registration fees are processed through your local county treasurer's office. License fees on historic vehicles are determined under the current Non-Commercial Trailer License Fee Schedule (PDF). If you have a homemade trailer you will also submit standard fees for a rebuilt motor vehicle.
Trailer License Plates
Owners of trailers used with automobiles, pickups and vans weighing less than 6,000 pounds must purchase a regular annual trailer plate. There is no restriction on the weight carried by trailers licensed in this manner. Vehicles licensed for gross weight (commercial and non-commercial) may tow any regularly licensed trailer as long as the weight of the trailer plus its load is included in the gross weight license of the towing vehicle. A trailer being pulled by a truck licensed under the declared gross weight schedule or a commercial licensed vehicle may display a trailer identification plate. This will be the only license identification required on the trailer. The $10 fee is a one-time only fee, as long as the trailer is owned by the applicant. No identification plate may be displayed on a recreational vehicle. In the event the trailer identification plate is lost, the licensee must complete a duplicate plate affidavit and submit a $10 fee to the county treasurer.
|Trailer License Plate||Trailer ID License Plate|
|Trailer License Plates|
|Fee||These fees are based on the weight and year of the vehicle.||The fee for the identification plate is $10.|
|Apply||Apply with motor vehicle form 608 (PDF).||Apply with motor vehicle form 608 (PDF).|
|Applicable Law||SDCL 32-5||SDCL 32-5-8.1|