Don't look now, but South Dakota is about to get new license plates again in 2017.

If you're one of the people who hates the current too dark, too dirty, George Washington is facing the wrong way design, don't get too excited just yet. You won't be getting new plates. Unless you're in need of a commercial, dealer or trailer plate.

The South Dakota Motor Vehicle division will be reissuing those plates starting January 1, 2017.

Drivers will be able to purchase new commercial and trailer plates through their local county treasurer office and electronically at all 10 self-service terminals throughout the state. The new plates can also be obtained from the motor vehicle customer portal at MySDCars.sd.gov.

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The Rapid City Journal is reporting, that any trailer weighing less than 3,000 pounds will be issued a 6-inch license plate. While trailers weighing 3,000 pounds and over, will get the standard 12-inch license plate.

The standard dealer 77 plates, the commercial dealer 88 plates, auction dealer 99 plates, along with manufactured home, trailer and motorcycle dealer plates are all part of the 2017 reissue.

Registration renewal notices for all January 2017 commercial, dealer and trailer plates start going out in November. Remember you have up to 180 days in advance of your plate expiration date to renew your license plates in South Dakota.

Source: The Rapid City Journal


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