Law and Order

Exempt Entity -Tribal License Plates To Be Reissued In 2018

December 21, 2017

Pierre, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Revenue’s motor vehicle division will reissue its exempt entity and tribal license plates in 2018.

Exempt entity plate holders can renew their annual vehicle registrations after Jan. 1, 2018, to receive the new plates. The exempt entity plate reissue will be the first of its kind since 2007.

Exempt entity plates are generally designated for vehicles owned by federal, state, tribal, county and municipal governments, but are also used for public schools, non-profits, mass-transit vehicles and fire departments.

The tribal license plates are also being reissued in 2018, but the reissue does not include the Cheyenne River Sioux tribal plate and all tribal veteran plates that were released July 1, 2017.

The tribal license plates are available to all South Dakotans, and may be obtained via your local county treasurer’s office, online at or at any self-service terminal located around the state.

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