South Dakota Bill of Sale Templates

A South Dakota bill of sale is a legal instrument used to transfer the ownership of a specific item from one party to another.

If you want to sell a part of your property, you are recommended to look through several types of bills of sale and choose the one that fits your needs. In South Dakota, you can use the official form to sell or purchase a vehicle or vessel. This document is known as Form 1025 and can be found below, along with other fillable bill of sale templates.

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Forms by Type

Different transactions require you to prepare different types of bills of sale. It’s important because each type contains relevant information and details that need to be specified. You will have to go with the appropriate bill of sale and record it accordingly with your state.

South Dakota motor vehicle bill of sale template

South Dakota bill of sale for a vehicle finalizes the sale of a motor vehicle. You may need to examine the vehicle so that both parties of the sale know about its condition.

Alternative Name Car Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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South Dakota trailer bill of sale template

South Dakota bill of sale for trailers allows an individual to set the terms of the transaction and securely transfer the ownership of the trailer to another person.

Alternative Name Trailer Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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South Dakota boat bill of sale template

South Dakota boat bill of sale will help a seller determine all the transaction details and a buyer to ensure that they buy a vessel in good condition.

Alternative Name Vessel Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Optional
Notarization Optional
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South Dakota firearm bill of sale template

A firearm bill of sale is used to sell and purchase a gun in South Dakota. It’s not required to check buyers’ criminal records before the sale.

Alternative Name Gun Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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South Dakota general bill of sale template

A general bill of sale may be used for nearly all types of transactions conducted in South Dakota if there is no specific form the sale may require.

Alternative Name Generic Bill of Sale
Seller’s Signature Required
Buyer’s Signature Required
Notarization Optional
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Relevant Resources

For Vehicles

Vehicles should be registered within 30 days from the sale date or the date a person moves to South Dakota. Not including some other fees or taxes charged by local counties, you will have to pay from $25.20 to $144 (based on the vehicle’s weight and year of manufacture) to register your vehicle.

  • General Information – Guide for sellers and buyers on titles, registration process, and relevant fees.
  • Laws and Regulations – Major laws and requirements related to vehicle ownership in South Dakota.
  • Vehicle Registration and Plates Portal – Provides motor vehicle records and allows a person to renew the vehicle registration, purchase new plates, and report the sale of the vehicle.
  • County Treasurers Locations – Local county treasurers’ offices where you can submit the documents in relation to vehicle titles and registrations.

For Boats

Boats must be registered within 45 days of purchase. As a rule, boat registration in South Dakota is valid for one year. All motorboats and vessels longer than 12 feet have to be registered in the state. Your registration fee will depend on the vessel’s length and the type of propulsion. You can get all the requirements at the county of residence.

For Firearms

There is no specific law in South Dakota demanding guns to be registered. South Dakota residents are allowed to carry handguns openly in the state provided they obtain a permit. The permits are divided into regular, enhanced, and gold card permits. A person who may lawfully possess a weapon, for example, active-duty military personnel, is not required to have a permit.

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Relevant Forms

(Vehicle/Vessel) Form 1025
(Vehicle/Vessel) Form 1001
(Vehicle) Form 1021
(Vehicle) Form 1024
Vehicle Power of Attorney
(Vehicle/Vessel) Form 1002
Application for Replacement of Registration Stickers or Lost Title
Concealed Pistol Permit Application

South Dakota Official Bill of Sale Form for Motor Vehicles and Vessels

(Vehicle/Vessel) Form 1025

Motor Vehicle/Boat Title and Registration Application

(Vehicle/Vessel) Form 1001

Odometer Disclosure Statement

(Vehicle) Form 1021

Form 1024 or Seller’s Report of Sale notifies the state about transferring of a vehicle/boat to another owner.

(Vehicle) Form 1024

Use this form if you need to appoint someone else to control the matters regarding your vehicle.

Vehicle Power of Attorney

Duplicate Title Application (Form 1002) is submitted if the original title is lost, stolen, or damaged.

(Vehicle/Vessel) Form 1002

Application for Replacement can be submitted to a local county treasurer’s office to replace boat registration stickers that have been lost or damaged.

Application for Replacement of Registration Stickers or Lost Title

This Concealed Pistol Permit Application is used to apply for a concealed firearm permit in Minnehaha County.

Concealed Pistol Permit Application
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Published: Apr 20, 2022
Mara Erlach
Mara Erlach
Writer & Attorney
Mara has been practicing estate planning and trust law in California since 2003, taking pride in helping clients of all backgrounds and asset profiles form a complete and customized estate plan. Her specialties are: estate planning, wills and trusts, trust and probate administration.