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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/
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:
- Application for Title and Registration: https://sddor.seamlessdocs.com/f/1001
- Proof of ownership of the ATV.
- Payment for your fees.
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.