How to Get a Duplicate Title in South Dakota?

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You will file a South Dakota title replacement application if something happened to your document. This could include if your title was damaged beyond legibility. Or, if stolen or lost sometime along the way.

You’ll want to get the title in order if you ever plan to transfer ownership. This is your legal document showing you have ownership of the vehicle. Without it, you can’t sell it, donate it, or complete your vehicle registration or renewals – so make sure it’s safe!

South Dakota Duplicate Title Application: Step-by-Step (Online or By Mail)

You can replace your title in-person at a local South Dakota Motor Vehicles Division office/location. Or, process the same paperwork and submit it by mail. Doing so awards the title to the owner of the vehicle on file or an authorized agent.

Download and complete the Application for a Duplicate Certificate of Title (Form MV-010) to save time before going to the DMV. Or, to prepare your paperwork before sending it by mail.

Replacing/Duplicates in Person

Want to file your documents in person?

You will:

  1. Locate your local SD county treasurer’s office
  2. Make sure to do the following:
    1. Have the document signed by the lienholder if there is one
    2. Get a lien release if there isn’t one on the vehicle (if needed)
    3. Provide an odometer reading if the vehicle is 9 years or less
  3. Show proof of ID
  4. Submit your form
  5. Pay the $10 title fee

Your documents will process and you’ll receive your new title documents.

Replacing/Duplicates by Mail

Rather not go to the DMV and, instead, do the process by mail?

You will:

  • Complete the paperwork as noted above
  • Include a check or money order for your payment

These documents go to:

Division of Motor Vehicles

Duplicate Title Section

445 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, SD 57501

Your new title should arrive by mail in about a week or two.


Congratulations! You have successfully gone through the duplicate title process with South Dakota’s DMV. For any other requirements, please refer to our other convenient guides for South Dakota’s DMV, all available on this page.