PIERRE, S.D. — An image of the new license plate design for the 2016 South Dakota license plate reissue was unveiled.
The current plate design has identified South Dakota motor vehicles since 2006. Many existing plates are succumbing to age, damage and loss of reflectivity, all of which can create readability problems.
The design was a cooperative effort led by Gov. Daugaard, the Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division and the South Dakota Department of Tourism and reflects a partnership in promoting South Dakota. The new license plates will be issued beginning Jan. 1, 2016.
Department of Revenue Secretary Andy Gerlach said, “The 2016 reissue will add up to approximately 1.5 million non-commercial vehicle and motorcycle plates consisting of the standard plate, the emblem plate, personalized plates, amateur radio, low-speed vehicles and the commercial radio plate.”
The new plate design will not be available until Jan. 1, 2016 and can be acquired during a regular vehicle registration renewal period from several convenient methods.