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How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in South Dakota

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Are you thinking about selling your vehicle? Maybe you are considering transferring ownership to one of your children or even your spouse. Did you know that in order to do either of these things you need your car title? Your title is what proves you are the registered owner of the car. This is when a lost or stolen car title can suddenly become a very big problem. There’s no need to stress however, as you can easily obtain a duplicate title.

In the state of South Dakota anyone who has lost, had their title stolen, or damaged can obtain a duplicate title through the South Dakota Motor Vehicles Division (MVD). This process can be done in person or by mail, whichever is more convenient for you. A title will only be issued to the recorded owner of the vehicle, or someone who is an authorized agent. Here are the steps involved.

In person

  • Be sure to have the Application for a Duplicate Certificate of Title (Form MV-010) filled out in advance. The signatures of all the owners must appear on the form. As well, it will need to be signed before a notary public with their seal.

  • If there is a lien on your vehicle, it must be signed by the lienholder. If not there should be a lien release.

  • You will have to provide a current odometer reading for your vehicle. This pertains to vehicles that are nine years old or less.

  • There is a fee of $10 for the title.

  • All information can be taken to your local South Dakota county treasurer’s office.

By mail

  • Follow all the same steps, include the fee, and then mail it to the following address:

Division of Motor Vehicles
Duplicate Title Section
445 E. Capitol Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501

You can find more information about replacing a lost or stolen car title in South Dakota by visiting the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles site.

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