The Division of Motor Vehicles
has available sample South Dakota license plates and tribal plates.
Orders can be placed for the
2006 license plate (noncommercial, passenger vehicle) series.
the former series plate and
is no longer displayed on currently registered
Samples of the following Indian
Tribe license plates are available:
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux
Standing Rock Sioux
Yankton Sioux Tribe
Sample plates are also available
Congressional Medal of Honor
– white background with red and blue lettering with the Valor Medal
on the left side of the plate.
Disabled Veteran – red
and blue on white background; stars on the left side and stripes on
the right side of the plate; the word “DISABLED” runs vertical on
the left side of the three 000’s and the word “VETERAN” runs
vertical on the right side of the plate.
Prison of War – white
background with red numbers; the words “PRISONER OF WAR” appear in
blue lettering; the letters “POW” appear at a slant before the three
000’s; depiction of Mount Rushmore and the American flag.
Purple Heart – white
background with red lettering with the Purple Heart emblem on the
left side of the plate.
Pearl Harbor Survivor –
white background with the words “Pearl Harbor Survivor” and
“Remember Pearl Harbor” in red; a blue script “South Dakota” and two
red numbers; on the left side the Pearl Harbor Emblem with Dec. 7.
1941 below it.
The fee for a tribal sample
license plate is $10, plus a $5 per plate mailing fee. For the
other sample license plates the fee is $3.00, per plate, plus a
$5 per plate mailing fee. The mailing fee is applicable to those
plates mailed in the US only. For plates mailed outside of the US
additional postage fees will be applied.
Past series plates are subject
to availability. No out-dated or used license plates are
Sample validation decals are
also available for the following years: 1980, 1983,
1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996,
1997, 1998, and 1999.
The cost for a sample decal is
$1.00 per decal.
If you have any questions or
need additional information, please feel free to contact staff with
the Division of Motor Vehicles at 605/773-3541 or e-mail us at