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GFP Commission Proposes Modification of Lost License Replacement Fees

GFP Commission Proposes Modification of Lost License Replacement Fees 


PIERRE, S.D. – At their April meeting, the Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed to remove the $20 administrative fee for lost or destroyed licenses, permits or game tags. However, the license agent’s fee established by SDCL 41-6-66.1 would still be charged by license agents and the department.

Wildlife Division Director Tom Kirschenmann explained to the commission the purpose of requesting this change is a direct action to provide enhanced customer service. The replacement cost was inadvertently creating a barrier for potential youth hunters and their mentors.

Authorized license agents and the department, as per SDCL 41-6-66.1, will charge a license agent’s fee of $4 for resident and $8 for nonresident licenses.

To comment in person, the public hearing will be held May 7 at 2 p.m. MDT at Custer State Park event barn. Oral testimony can also be provided remotely at this time, via conference call at the following GFP offices:

  • Rapid City Regional Office (Outdoor Campus West) 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, S.D.
  • Watertown Regional Office 400 West Kemp, Watertown, S.D.
  • Main Office, Foss Building, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D.

Individuals can also comment online at gfp.sd.gov/forms/positions or mail comments to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501.

To be included in the public record and to be considered by the commission, comments must include a full name and city of residence and meet the submission deadline of 72 hours before the public hearing (not including the day of the public hearing).