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- What you’ll need to get a replacement title in South Dakota
- What if your title was lost in the mail?
- How to apply for a replacement title in South Dakota
- How long does it take to get a replacement title in South Dakota?
- When do you need a replacement title?
- Finding insurance for your vehicle
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To replace a lost or damaged title in South Dakota, you’ll need a completed Duplicate Title Application, a check to cover fees, proof of identity, and information about liens (if applicable). If you are applying on behalf of the car’s owner, you will need a signed POA or a completed South Dakota Department of Revenue POA form.
Your vehicle’s title is an important legal document proving your ownership. It contains identifying information about the vehicle, such as its make, model, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If your title is ever lost or so damaged that it is illegible, secure a replacement as soon as possible.
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What you’ll need to get a replacement title in South Dakota
To apply for a replacement title in South Dakota start by gathering all the information and documents you’ll need to complete the application. Make sure you have all of the following:
- A completed Duplicate Title Application (#1002) form (unless your printed title was lost in the mail)
- You must provide the odometer reading on the vehicle if it is 9 years old or newer and its Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is 16,000 lbs or less.
- Payment for fees
- Driver’s license, ID card, or passport
- The vehicle’s title (if not lost or destroyed)
- A copy of the power of attorney if an individual is acting on behalf of the vehicle’s owner or a completed SD Department of Revenue Power of Attorney form
- Signed lien release (if the loan has been paid off)
- Lienholder signature (If there is a lien on your vehicle, you’ll need to include the loan contract and pay an extra lien notation fee.)
What if your title was lost in the mail?
South Dakota has a special form to fill out if your title has been lost in the mail. Complete the Application for Replacement of Lost Title (Lost in the Mail; #1006) form instead of the Duplicate Title Application. You will not have to pay any fees, but you will need your ID and the vehicle’s make/model/year. However, you may use this form only if the title was lost in the mail within 90 days of being issued.
How to apply for a replacement title in South Dakota
You can apply for a replacement title in person at your local South Dakota treasurer’s office or by mail. At this time, South Dakota does not process electronic submissions for duplicate titles.
To apply for a replacement title in South Dakota, complete the following steps:
- Download, print, and sign a Duplicate Title Application (#1002) form (unless the title was lost in the mail; in that case use Application for Replacement of Lost Title (Lost in the Mail; #1006)
- Include supplemental forms and documents (such as a copy of POA) as necessary
Once you’ve filled out the application, you can take it in person to your local South Dakota treasurer’s office, or mail it to:
State of South Dakota
Motor Vehicle Division
445 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
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How long does it take to get a replacement title in South Dakota?
Once you’ve completed your application, you will receive a replacement title by mail (if that is what you have requested) within two weeks.
When do you need a replacement title?
Because your vehicle’s title is legal proof of ownership, you will need it to sell your car or to register it in a new state. Some people use a vehicle title as a security for loans. In any case, it’s an important document, which should be stored carefully.
If you do misplace or severely damage your title, begin the process of requesting a replacement as soon as possible.
You need to apply for a replacement or duplicate title if your title is:
- Mutilated or damaged
- Never received from the DMV
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Can I apply for a replacement title in South Dakota by mail?
Yes, but you cannot submit an application electronically.