In the State of South Dakota over 1.2 million vehicles are officially registered, all of which are identified by a legal document called a vehicle title. While the main purpose of a title is to establish who owns the vehicle, titles also provide vehicle information like make, model year, weight and the vehicle identification number (VIN). As vehicles are bought and sold, the title becomes the legal documentation of each change in ownership. But if you buy a vehicle from out-of-state, you must provide a proof of purchase when titling and registering your vehicle in South Dakota. A Bill of Sale Form is an acceptable proof of purchase.
The following information should appear on the South Dakota Bill of Sale Form:
– Name of the seller.
– Address of the seller.
– Name of the buyer.
– Address of the buyer.
– Complete vehicle description, including Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), make, model, year.
– Vehicle odometer reading at the time of sale.
– The price paid.
– Date of sale.
– Signature of the seller.
Both the buyer and the seller of a vehicle must follow specific procedures to ensure the title is properly transferred from one owner to the next.
For more information go to State of South Dakota – South Dakota Motor Vehicles Division.
South Dakota Motor Vehicles Division is committed to advocating the South Dakota laws and regulations as they pertain to vehicle ownership. South Dakota Motor Vehicles Division strives to make its services more convenient for the citizens of South Dakota.