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 complete vehicle information like make, model year, weight and the vehicle identification number (VIN). So a Certificate of title is 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. So a Bill of Sale Form is an acceptable proof of vehicle 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.
- Complete vehicle description, including Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), make, model, year.
- The price paid.
- Date of sale.
- Signature of the seller.
South Dakota Bill of Sale Form
To complete a vehicle transaction use the official South Dakota Bill of Sale – Form 1025
However for your own records click here to download and print a generic South Dakota Bill of Sale Form. Not to mention that this generic Bill of Sale contains more details than the official South Dakota Bill of Sale.
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.
Federal and state law requires that you disclose a vehicle’s actual mileage on each transfer of ownership. Failure to complete an odometer disclosure or making a false disclosure may result in fines and/or imprisonment!
You have to complete this disclosure statement if the vehicle being transferred is a model year 2011 or newer and below 16,000 pounds: Odometer Disclosure – Form 1021
The seller should complete a Seller’s Report of Sale. The seller should keep this notice until the vehicle is sold or transferred. When you sell the vehicle you must file the new purchaser information with your local county treasurer. Failure to do so is a Class 2 misdemeanor. Do not give this form to the buyer. By submitting this form, you are notifying the state of South Dakota of the sale or transfer of this motor vehicle. The title record will not be changed until the title is submitted for transfer. This may protect the seller from liabilities resulting from driving or movement of the vehicle after the date of the sale. Owners should keep a copy of this notice for their records as proof of the transfer.
In order to complete a Seller’s Report of Sale please use this form: Seller’s Report of Sale – Form 1024
How to complete the South Dakota Bill of Sale Form
The South Dakota Bill of Sale Form 1025 is composed of two sections and below you’ll see how to fill in this form:
The first section contains the vehicle information. Here you need to fill in the Year, Make, Model, VIN or Vehicle Identification Number and Title number:
In the second section you need to fill in the sale date first. Then have to fill in the full name of the seller. Seller’s name must be PRINTED. This means to use only Capital Letters to write SELLER’S NAME. Afterwards fill in the sale price for the vehicle. Lastly fill in the full name of the seller again. Then seller’s street address, seller’s city, state and ZIP code.
Finally fill in in this form seller’s signature and date:
Please note that you can fill out this Bill of Sale form by hand. However don’t forget to use a pen and not a pencil. If you are filling out this form on your device (phone, tablet, computer) this form is a fillable PDF that works best with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
View details about the South Dakota Motor Vehicles Division
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.