As of 09/18/2017, anyone with out-of-state ID or driver's license has to have physical
proof of Social Security Number.
Real Property Tax Information
Real Property & Mobile Home taxes are due either in the
Treasurers office or postmarked by April 30th each year for 1st half
taxes, and October 31st for 2nd half taxes. For your convenience, we also have a tax
drop box at the south end of Administrative Annex building that will be open until
midnight of April 30th. Tax amounts due are not listed on-line. Please
either check your tax notices or call our office for the correct amount if you are
uncertain what amount is due.
Effective July 1, 2016 the following fee increases will take place statewide:
Title fees: $10.00
Lien notation fee: $10.00
Lawrence Co. Wheel tax: $2.00 per tire
Change to ATV Title Procedures
Effective July 1, 2016, excise tax on all ATV purchases will be paid in the
treasurers office. You will now be required to pay 4% excise tax at the
treasurers office as opposed to sales tax that was previously paid at the
dealership. The state will no longer recognize casual sales between individuals as tax
exempt. They will also be subject to 4% tax.
Effective July 1, 2008 license plates no longer stay with a vehicle when it is sold. The
owner keeps the plate and can reuse them when a new or used vehicle is purchased. DO NOT
PUT THE PLATES ON THE NEW VEHICLE BEFORE TRANSFERING YOUR TITLE IN THE TREASURERS
OFFICE. Your plates are not legally attached to that vehicle until we reassign the plates
and give you a new registration. If you put plates on a vehicle before they are reassigned
by the treasurers office, law enforcement can cite you for substitute plates and may
Special Interest Plates
Beginning July 1, 2016, individuals may apply for a special interest plate which will
allow them to drive on just a rear license plate. You must apply for this plate like any
other specialty plate. You will be required to supply the treasurers office with the
true and actual mileage on your vehicle at the time of application. This is a restrictive
plate, as you are only allowed to drive your vehicle for 6,000 miles each calendar year.
Each year when you renew your tags, you are required to supply us with the current
mileage. If you exceed 6,000 miles in that calendar year, you will be required to forfeit
your special interest plate on this and any other vehicles you have for 3 years. The cost
for this plate is regular registration plus $25 per year and $5 initial mailing fee.
It is that time of year, so just want to remind you of
legislation that took effect in July that provides for an annual permit (issued
by GF&P) for a motorcycle that can be converted and used as
32-20A-25. Permit to operate motorcycle as a snowmobile. Any
resident owner who has titled a motorcycle which has been modified to comply with the
definition of a snowmobile for use as a snowmobile on a state snowmobile trail or area
established pursuant to the provisions of chapter 41-19 may purchase an annual permit
valid from December first to March thirty-first, inclusive, for a fee of twenty dollars.
The permit shall be affixed to the motorcycle on the right side of the unit and shall be
clearly visible. The Department of Game, Fish and Parks shall collect the annual permit
fee imposed by this section and shall deposit the fees in the snowmobile trails fund
established by § 32-5-9.2.
A motorcycle/UTV can be converted to use as snowmobile and used on the
South Dakota snowmobile trails with the following mandatory equipment requirements:
- Ski on the front of unit
- Endless belt on the back of the unit
- The unit can not exceed 48 inches in width
- The unit can not exceed 1,400 lbs.
- Has all other equipment required of snowmobiles
The trail permit and vehicle inspection, which is required, can only be
done at the South Dakota State Forestry Office located at 11361 Nevada Gulch (Terry Peak
Road outside of Lead) Monday Friday 7:30am to 4pm Phone # 606-584-3896
If you have any questions, please contact our office.