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Special interest license plates available July 1 for qualifying vehicles


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Contact: Jonathan Harms, Communications Director, 605-773-3311

PIERRE, S.D.—Beginning July 1, 2016, some South Dakota motor vehicles will be eligible to display South Dakota’s new rear only specialty plate. 

The new plate, which is being implemented as a result of 2016’s House Bill 1164, will be available to qualifying special interest vehicles.  To qualify for the new plate, these vehicles must be used only for recreational use, while accumulating less than 6,000 miles per year.

“The special interest license plate allows car enthusiasts to display a rear plate only, while also being ambassadors for the State of South Dakota,” said Lisa Weyer, Division of Motor Vehicles director. “The design was a collaborative effort by the DOR Division of Motor Vehicles and the car club representatives.” 

Those who receive the special interest vehicle plate will still have regular registration fees along with an annual fee of $25.

Like the rest of South Dakota’s specialty plates, these new plates will be available through South Dakota’s plate on-demand program. The plate on-demand program allows South Dakotans to order specialty plates either online at http://mysdcars.sd.gov or at one of the 10 self-service terminals located around the state.

For more information on all of South Dakota’s specialty license plates, visit http://dor.sd.gov/Motor_Vehicles/License_Plates/Special_Plates.aspx.