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New South Dakota specialty license plates available July 1

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Contact: Wade LaRoche, Public Affairs Manager, 605-773-5869


PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Revenue will begin offering new personalized rear only, woman veteran and original historical motorcycle specialty license plate options to qualifying applicants July 1.


The personalized rear only plate will be available for vehicles with an annual mileage less than 7,500 miles that are not used for general or commercial use as authorized by 2018’s House Bill 1116. Applicants must pay a $25 special plate fee and a $5 mailing fee in addition to annual vehicle registration fees. Personalized plate messages are subject to the department’s personalized plate policy.


A woman veteran plate will be available to any female veteran owner of a motor vehicle or motorcycle who has a valid South Dakota driver’s license or identification card per 2018’s Senate Bill 97. Applicants must sign an affidavit stating that she is an honorably discharged veteran who has served on active duty in the armed forces of the U.S. Applicants must pay a $10 special plate fee, a $5 mailing fee and annual vehicle registration fees.


South Dakotans may also now utilize an original South Dakota motorcycle license plate with the passing of 2018’s House Bill 1117. The original plates must be in good condition and from the same year as the vehicle. Applicants must include color photographs of the plates, along with a one-time fee of $10.


“With the addition of the personalized rear only plate, woman veteran plate and the original historical motorcycle plate, South Dakota now offers 142 different license plates,” Motor Vehicle Division Director Lisa Weyer said.


Residents may apply for these license plates at their local county treasurer’s office or online at https://mysdcars.sd.gov during their renewal period.