Ultimate Guide to Transferring Your Vehicle Title at the South Dakota DMV

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January 04, 2021 1 min read


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Here's the ultimate guide to transferring your vehicle title at the South Dakota DMV. We've simplified the entire process to save you time.

What You’ll Need to Transfer your Vehicle Title in South Dakota

  • A properly-assigned vehicle title indicating the new owner.
  • A Bill of Sale (Form MV-016) that includes: Make, model, and year of the vehicle, Date and price of sale, Your information and signature, The buyer's information.
  • Proof of lien release, if there is a lien on the vehicle.
  • An odometer disclosure filled out on the Application for Motor Vehicle Title and Registration (Form MV-608), if the car is under 9 years old or less.

What You’ll Need to Do to Transfer your Vehicle Title in South Dakota

  1. Obtain the properly assigned title from the seller.
  2. Fill out a bill of sale with the seller.
  3. Complete a title and registration application.
  4. Visit any DMV office near you. Consider making a DMV appointment or getting a line waiting concierge.
  5. Submit the required documents, your application, and pay for the title fee.

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