Obtain a Commercial License Plate for Operating in South Dakota

A commercial license plate is needed in South Dakota if you are a commercial trucker operating in South Dakota in the transportation of persons or property for hire, compensation, or profit or designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property of more than 500 pounds.

Click here for a list of exemptions from commercial license plates.


Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division

For information and forms related to motor vehicles, titles, registration, and fuel taxes.

Department of Public Safety Forms

Forms and applications for Driver Licensing.  For Commercial Driver Licensing (CDL) – click here.

South Dakota Driver License Manuals

View online manuals for standard, motorcycle, commercial driver licenses, and hazardous materials endorsements. 

For CDL manual – click here.

For more information on obtaining a commercial license plate, please contact:

South Dakota Department of Revenue
Commercial Licensing
445 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-3185
Phone:  605.773.3541

Click here to visit their website