Scooters, Mopeds, Etc... in South Dakota

Though mopeds and scooters look harmless, the South Dakota Motor Vehicles Division (MVD) does require registration for these motorized bikes. For clarity's sake, the MVD considers mopeds and scooters as one and the same.

Moped and Scooter Definition

Before registering, determine that your bike classifies as a moped or scooter. South Dakota defines a moped as any bike featuring:

  • 2 or 3 wheels.
  • An engine that's 50 CC (cubic centimeters) or less.
  • No clutching or shifting.

Moped and Scooter Registration

Visit your county treasurer's office with:


Application for Motor Vehicle Title & Registration
Title and register your vehicle with the South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles.
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