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Vehicle Registration

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With some of the lowest vehicle registration fees in the nation, registering your automobile or RV is a breeze. South Dakota has a different fee structure for each type of vehicle. While there is a 4% excise tax on the net purchase of your vehicle, there is no luxury tax.

Vehicle registration is by appointment. Please call the office to schedule appointment whether you will be here in person, or we will do over the phone.  All your questions can be answered at this time, or please call at any time with questions. Our numbers are (605) 332-3711 or (800) 477-2664 and our fax is (605) 332-3715.

There is a fee for the vehicle registration service.

For recently purchased vehicles and vehicles you have owned less than 6 months:

  • Certificate of Origin (for brand new vehicles) or title if used.
  • Lender name, address, loan number, and fax number for lender if vehicle is financed and dealership titled and paid the sales tax to state you purchased vehicle in.
  • South Dakota Verification of Tax Assessment by Out of State Dealer form completed by Dealership that collected Sales Tax and paid to any state other than South Dakota.
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Odometer Disclosure (required for brand new vehicles)
  • One set Vehicle Registration forms for each vehicle from Dakota Post website.
  • Payment for Minnehaha County Treasurer is always a Cashiers Check or Money Order. The Minnehaha County Treasurer will never accept a personal check for any transaction.

For vehicles you  have owned more than 6 months:

  • Title, or lender name, address, loan number, and fax number of lender.
  • One set Vehicle Registration forms for each vehicle from Dakota Post website.
  • Payment for Minnehaha County Treasurer is always a Cashiers Check or Money Order. The Minnehaha County Treasurer will never accept a personal check for any transaction.
  • For all motor homes, travel trailers, 5th wheels, and any kind of trailers you will need documentation of the UNLOADED VEHICLE WEIGHT, as this is what we will use to get license fees.
  • For Boats, ATV's and UTV's and Leases, please call for forms.