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South Dakota residents who have a damaged, stolen or lost car title, must replacing car title either by mail or in person at a local South Dakota DMV office or County Treasurer's office. You can obtain a duplicate car title by providing the following:
- Notarized Application for a Duplicate Certificate of Title
- Odometer disclosure, if the vehicle is nine years old and weighs 16,000 lbs. or less
- Lien release, in case there is a lien on the vehicle
- $10 duplicate fee
For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in South Dakota
Residents of South Dakota who apply for an official address change will be asked to provide proof of their new address with any of the following:
- Utility bill
- Mortgage document
- Credit card statement
- Tax document
- Pay stub or earnings statement
- Homeowners/renter’s insurance policy
- Rent receipt
- Phone bill
- Transcript or report card from accredited school
- Bank statement
- PO Box addresses are acceptable in areas not assigned street or 911 addresses
- Other items will be reviewed by licensing personnel
For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in South Dakota
Residents of South Dakota must install an ignition interlock device (IID) on the vehicle they drive, after a conviction of a DUI or DWI. An ignition interlock device (IID) is a device connected to the ignition, requiring the driver to breathe into it before starting the vehicle. This device detects the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of the driver, and whenever the concentration is above the legal limit, the vehicle’s engine will not start. Further details about the ignition interlock device (IID) are available at the Driving Laws website.
For more information: DUI/DWI Information for South Dakota
Military members in South Dakota undergo the same process for getting a motorcycle license as for getting a regular drivers license, since they’re only adding a motorcycle endorsement on their drivers license. Members of the Armed Forces on active duty can obtain a valid license from their home state, following the same process as for obtaining a regular drivers license:
◦ Proof of your identity, date of birth and lawful status
◦ Proof of Social Security number
◦ Two documents as a proof of your South Dakota residential address
◦ Proof of your name change (if relevant)
- Have your photo taken
- Pass the following tests:
◦ Vision test
◦ Written knowledge test
◦ Driving skills test
- Pay the required motorcycle license fee
For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in South Dakota
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