Laws and Permits for Disabled Drivers in South Dakota


In South Dakota, you can get disability information and signs if you have a disability. This will allow you to park in designated areas, as well as provide you with other privileges under the law, provided that you complete the appropriate paperwork that identifies you as a driver with a disability.

Summary of South Dakota Plaque and Plaque Laws

South Dakota has plates and plates for disabled drivers who can apply if they have a medical certificate. You can put a tag on your rearview mirror or license plate that will allow you to park anywhere, as well as in designated areas.


You can apply for a badge or badge for the disabled by mail or in person. You will need to complete an application for a disabled parking permit and license plates. You will also need to provide a letter from your doctor stating that you are disabled. You can get the plate for free, but the license plate will cost you five dollars.

Disabled Veterans plaques

Veterans are also eligible for special benefits under South Carolina law. This means you can also apply for a special license plate if you are a VAK awarded disabled veteran or own a vehicle under Public Law 187. Apply using the South Dakota Military License Plate App.


In the state of South Dakota, special numbers are expiring. They have to be updated periodically. Permanent plaques (despite the name) have to be renewed every five years. Temporary signs are good. As for license plates, they need to be renewed in the same way as regular plates - they are valid only for the time of registration of your vehicle.

Lost or stolen permits

If you lose your disability permit or it is stolen, you will need to replace it. To do this, you will need to reapply using the appropriate forms or complete an Affidavit for a duplicate license plate/test sticker. The license plate replacement fee is ten dollars plus five dollar postage.

If you are a disabled driver in South Dakota, you are entitled to rights and privileges that other drivers do not have. However, keep in mind that these rights and privileges are not automatically granted to you. You must apply for them and also they must be renewed.

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