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    Vehicle Registration Renewal in South Dakota

    Before your South Dakota vehicle registration expires, you must renew it with the Motor Vehicles Division(MVD or DMV)

    On this page you’ll find information about renewing your registration online, by mail, and in person.

    SD Vehicle Registration Renewal Notice

    The South Dakota DMV will send you a renewal notice before your vehicle registration expires.

    You can also sign up to receive registration renewal reminders by e-mail on the SD DMV website. You’ll need to provide your SD driver’s license number and date of birth.

    The month you need to renew your vehicle registration depends on the first letter of your last name. Please see the state chart to determine your registration renewal month.

    If you didn’t receive a registration renewal notice, please contact the SD DMV or your local county treasurer’s office.

    Renew Your South Dakota Vehicle Registration

    You can renew your South Dakota vehicle registration online, by mail, and in person at a county treasurer’s office or self-service terminal (SST).

    Online

    You can renew your vehicle registration online as early as 90 days and up to 30 days after your registration expires. Once you have passed 30 days after your expiration date, you cannot renew online.

    NOTE: If your address has changed since your last renewal, you must report the change to your local SD county treasurer’s office before you can renew your registration online.

    To renew your registration online, use the South Dakota DMV’s online registration system and provide:

    • Your South Dakota driver’s license number and date of birth.
    • Payment. (See “Fees for SD Registration Renewal” below.)

    By Mail

    To renew your South Dakota vehicle registration by mail, you’ll need:

    • Your registration renewal notice postcard.
      • Make sure your SD driver license number is on the form.
    • Payment. (See “Fees for SD Registration Renewal” below.)

    Mail your renewal notice and payment to your local county treasurer’s office.

    Registration renewals by mail can take up to 2 weeks to process.

    In Person

    To renew your registration in person, visit your local South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles county treasurer’s office with:

    • Your South Dakota driver’s license.
    • Your renewal notice.
    • Payment. (See “Fees for SD Registration Renewal” below.)

    Self-Service Terminal (SST)

    You can renew your vehicle registration at a South Dakota DMV self-service terminal (SST) as early as 90 days before your registration expires and as late as 30 days after the expiration date.

    Regardless of what county your vehicle is registered in, you can use a SST to renew your registration.

    SD DMV Self-Service Terminals are located throughout the state.

    To renew your registration using a SST, you’ll need:

    • To bring your South Dakota driver’s license or valid ID card.
    • Payment. (See “Fees for SD Registration Renewal” below.)

    You will immediately receive your new registration documents and license plate sticker when you complete your renewal.

    Fees for a SD Registration Renewal

    In South Dakota, vehicle registration renewal fees vary by vehicle weight and year. The county you live in may also charge a wheel tax.

    NOTE: Some renewal methods include additional service and mailing fees.

    Vehicle Registration Fees

    For specific fees, please refer to your registration renewal notice or the following fee charts on the South Dakota DMV website:

    Service & Mailing Fees

    The following fees will be charged in addition to your South Dakota renewal fee (if applicable):

    • Self-service terminal renewals:
      • eCheck: $1.50
      • Credit or Debit card: 2.25%
    • Online renewals:
      • eCheck: $1.50
      • Credit or Debit card: 2.25%
      • Mailing fee per registration: $1
    • Mail-in renewal:
      • License plate postage fee (if necessary): $5
      • License plate sticker: $1

      Accepted Payment Methods

      For vehicle registration renewals processed at self-service terminals and online, the South Dakota DMV accepts:

      • Electronic checks.
      • MasterCard and Discover credit cards.
      • ATM/Debit cards supported by Pulse, Star, NYCE and Accel.

      For registration renewals by mail, the South Dakota DMV accepts checks and money orders payable to your county treasurer’s office.

      For vehicle registration renewals in person, the South Dakota DMV accepts cash, checks, and money orders.

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