South Dakota Bill of Sale Form – DMV SD

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.

To complete a vehicle transaction use the official South Dakota Bill of SaleForm 1025

For your own records click here to download and print a generic South Dakota Bill of Sale Form.

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!

Complete this disclosure statement if the vehicle being transferred is less than 20 years old and weighs less than 16,000 pounds: Odometer DisclosureForm 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.

To complete a Seller’s Report of Sale please use this form: Seller’s Report of SaleForm 1024

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.