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How to Register a Car in South Dakota

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One of the most rewarding and stressful situations that a person can go through is moving. If you are planning a move to the South Dakota area, then you need to make sure you take steps to comply with all of their laws. When moving to South Dakota, you will have to make sure that you get your car registered. The only way that you will be able to do this is by going in person to the local DMV. You need to make sure that you get your car registered no longer than 90 days after you move to South Dakota to avoid any problems. Here is what you have to bring with you to ensure that the registration process is successful:

  • The Application for Motor Vehicle Title and Registration
  • Your current title from the state you have moved from
  • The payment for registration fees
  • Proof that you have the car insured with a South Dakota insurance agency
  • If your car is less than seven years old, you will need a Salvage, Recovered Theft and Uniform Damage Disclosure form

If you already a resident of South Dakota and are buying a car from a dealership, you will not have to worry about getting the vehicle registered on your own. Usually, the dealership that you buy from will handle the registration process. You have to get copies of the documents involving the registration so that you can get a license plate for the vehicle.

For South Dakota residents that are buying a vehicle from a private seller, going into the DMV to get it registered is essential. You will need to bring along the following paperwork when getting your vehicle registered:

  • The Application for Motor Vehicle Title and Registration
  • If the vehicle is less than seven years old, then you will need a Salvage, Recovered Theft and Uniform Damage Disclosure form
  • The title of the vehicle with your name on it
  • The payment for the applicable registration fees

The fees that you will have to pay are as follows:

  • Non-commercial vehicles that are below nine years old will cost $75.60 to register
  • Non-commercial vehicles that are older than nine years will cost $50.40 to register
  • Motorcycles that are below nine years old will cost $18 to register
  • Motorcycles that are older than nine years will cost $12.60 to register

The only thing that you need to have before you go and register your car is a valid insurance policy. If you need more information on this process, then be sure to visit the South Dakota DMV website.

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