SD/NE expand vehicle licensing reciprocity agreement

SD/NE expand vehicle licensing reciprocity agreement Beginning in May, South Dakota farmers or ranchers driving their truck-tractors into Nebraska, and Nebraska farmers or ranchers driving their truck-tractors into South Dakota will be granted reciprocity under a recent expansion of the vehicle licensing reciprocity agreement between the two states.

Effective May 1, the exemption will be granted to truck-tractors bearing a "FARM" decal from South Dakota or farm plates from Nebraska. To qualify, the vehicle cannot be used for commercial hire and must only be used by the farmer to transport their own products from the point of production to market or to transport supplies, commodities or equipment. The vehicle can also be used for the infrequent or seasonal transportation by one farmer or rancher for another of the producers of the farm or ranch.

Prior to the expansion, the agreement only applied to straight trucks or pickups; exemptions are still not granted for fuel, size, weight, or safety-related issues. The required "FARM" decals can be obtained from local county treasurers.

Individuals with questions on South Dakota's vehicle licensing reciprocity agreements can call the S.D. Department of Revenue and Regulation, Division of Motor Vehicles at (605) 773-4111.

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