Governor Noem temporarily extends motor vehicle registration and renewals

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Noem has signed an Executive Order temporarily extending certain vehicle registration renewals and the time period to register and title newly acquired vehicles.

South Dakotans who renew their registrations in the months of March and May will have 60 days to complete this requirement upon the termination of the emergency declaration.

Additionally, any newly acquired vehicle that has been obtained within the time period covered under the Governor’s Executive Order will have 60 days to title and register their vehicle after the emergency order has been lifted.

Interest and penalties associated with the extended title and registration periods will be waived.

The Department of Revenue also offers several alternative ways to complete renewals.

Online services allow people to review and renew vehicle registration/decals and license plates, purchase new license plates, opt-in for email renewal and general notifications, find out the estimated renewal cost of vehicles, report the sale of a vehicle and print a seller’s permit. Annual license renewals can be done online through the Vehicle Registration & Plates portal at

Another option  is a license renewal kiosk. A vehicle owner can navigate through the touch screen with a valid South Dakota driver’s license or South Dakota ID card. Once the payment has been submitted and the transaction is completed, the license renewal tags and vehicle registration are dispensed directly from the machine. To find your nearest DMV Now License Renewal Self-Service Kiosk, visit

You can also renew registrations by mail through your local county offices. You will need to include a $1 mailing fee for registration cards and a driver’s license or identification card number. If you are looking to transfer your title, please contact your local treasurer with questions on the appropriate fees and documentation to be mailed in. Find your local county treasurers contact information by going to