Documents to Bring for Motor Vehicle and Boat Applications
In order to ensure a quick titling process please be sure to include the following documents for your Motor Vehicle and Boat applications:
A Motor Vehicle and Boat titling application filled out and SIGNED on the second page of the application. The link to the application can be found here: https://sddor.seamlessdocs.com/f/1001
Be sure to indicate the way the names are to be joined (either "and" or "or") on the title application and the title or MSO or Title Reassignment Form (if applicable). If you pick “and” all owners must sign every document.
A signature on the title for your Motor Vehicle or Boat in the correct spot, you are looking for “signature of purchaser”. On new vehicles only, the signature block is located beneath the odometer reading on your Certificate of Origin or Statement of Origin. Ensure to look over the whole title. *Front and Back*.
A detailed purchase agreement or dealer reassignment form. (We need to see how they came up with the purchase price.) If it is a leased vehicle, we will need a copy of the lease agreement and Power of Attorney for the lessee to sign the appropriate paperwork.
If the vehicle is a trailer, camper, or motorhome, you must provide proof of the vehicles Empty / Dry / Unladen weight along with letting us know how many wheels are on said vehicle. The Empty / Dry / Unladen weight may be found in the vehicles owner’s manual, on the vehicle’s data plate (where the VIN is), or by pulling the vehicle across a scale and acquiring a weight slip. Gross weight can NOT be used.
If the new owner does not have a SD driver's license or SD ID card, we will then need a copy of the out-of- state driver's license and Social Security card for every owner going on the new SD title. If the new owner has a SD driver's license and a SD address which is a mail forwarding service we will need a copy of the SD driver's license.
Please let us know via note or letter whether you have plates to transfer or need new plates and whether or not you have a lien holder and a day time phone number to reach you at with any questions we may have.
Forms of payment include a Credit Card over the phone that is subject to a 2.35% convenience fee, or a Check through the mail and or drop box.
*FEES ARE CALCULATED AT THE TIME A TITLE PROCESSOR HAS RECEIVED YOUR PAPERWORK, THE AMOUNT ON LINE 13 OF YOUR TITLE APPLICATION DOES NOT INCLUDE REGISTRATION*