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South Dakota ATV Registration & OHV Permits

If you plan to enjoy South Dakota’s off-road riding areas and trails, you’ll want to know the OHV permit requirements and ATV/UTV laws you’ll need to follow. 

This page will provide you with the details on OHV stickers and ATV registration for South Dakota residents and out-of-state visitors. 

For more information and other details regarding ATVs, UTVs, and other off-road vehicles and recreation areas, please visit: https://dor.sd.gov/individuals/motor-vehicle/off-road-vehicles/ 

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South Dakota ATV Registration Requirements & ORV Stickers

South Dakota DOR requires titles for ATVs and other off-road vehicles. 

To apply, you’ll need to submit the following to your local county treasurer’s office:

Non-residents can purchase 5-15 day temporary permits for their out-of-state ATVs to be operated in the state. 

Temporary permits cost $1 per day needed. 

ATV & Off-Road Vehicle Laws in South Dakota

Be sure to check the rules, regulations and fees for the South Dakota off-road trails you plan on riding. Local laws and regulations may vary. 

Regardless of whether a particular state or trail requires it, ATV/UTV and dirt bike riders and passengers should always wear the proper safety equipment and helmets while riding. 

Never operate an off-road vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 

Failing to obey the off-road vehicle laws of South Dakota and the local jurisdiction may result in tickets, fines, and penalties. 

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