Who is eligible?:
Upon application, payment of the required commercial vehicle fees, and
upon satisfactory evidence that the applicant has complied with all
laws, rules, and regulations of the state covering motor vehicle and
motor carriers, the county treasurer shall issue to the applicant two
commercial motor vehicle plates for each motor vehicle. The plates shall set forth the amount of gross
weight in figures, and shall be in colors and designs for each
classification specified in 32-9-15.
All commercial motor vehicle plates, intrastate and interstate,
are renewed annually; the renewal schedule is staggered, and is based on the first letter of the last name of the vehicle owner or the first letter of the business that owns the vehicle. For each full month which has passed before the license is purchased there shall be a one-twelfth reduction of the annual commercial motor vehicle fee. If a vehicle is being commercially licensed for the first time during the period. Vehicles requiring tonnage of 28 ton or greater must supply to the county treasurer a stamp verified copy of Form 2290, Schedule 1 (proof of filing/payment of the Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax) at the time of registration for the most current tax period. These tonnage decals are mailed to the vehicle owner from the Division of Motor Vehicle's Pierre office upon verification of proper filing. Tonnage decals of less than 28 ton are issued by the county and do not require the Form 2290.