Park Entrance License Application


State Law and Department Rules provide that persons with 3 or more vehicles registered to them may purchase more than one half-price annual park license.

41:03:03:05. Limitations on half-price annual park entrance license. All half-price annual park entrance licenses purchased must be affixed to vehicles owned by and registered in the name of the same person as the purchaser of the full-price annual park entrance license. Purchases of the annual park entrance license at full price and the first half-price license may be made at any park or recreation area or the licensing office of the department in Pierre without submitting vehicle registration certificates.

An owner of two or more vehicles may buy the first half-price park entrance license by submitting the receipt from the purchase of the full-price park entrance license to any license agent, park licensing officer, or any park office.

An owner of more than two vehicles may buy the second half-price park entrance license and any subsequent half-price licenses at any Park office by submitting copies of valid vehicle registration certificates for the owner's first two vehicles, whether or not park entrance licenses have already been purchased for them, and for the additional vehicles for which the owner wishes to buy half-price park entrance licenses. If park entrance licenses have already been purchased for the first two vehicles, the serial numbers of the park entrance licenses must accompany the applicable vehicle registrations.

This application requires electronic copies of valid vehicle registration certificates.

Complete the following:

I have already purchased an annual ($30) park entrance license for the current calendar year, or I have enclosed an additional $45 for an annual ($30) and a half-price second vehicle ($15) license.

    Annual License Number:
    2nd Annual License Number:
    Transferable License Number:
    Park where purchased:
All motorized vehicles (licensed or un-licensed) must possess a park entrance license to operate in a state park fee area.

Cars, Trucks, ATVs, ORVs and Motorcycles: Must be licensed and operated by a licensed driver.

Golf Carts (gas or electric powered): Need not be licensed but must have a headlight, brake light and rearview mirror and must be operated by a licensed driver.

Mopeds / Scooters with motors less than 50cc (gas or electric powered): Need not be licensed, but must have a headlight, brake light, mirror and horn and must be operated by a licensed driver.

Submit the following:

Scanned copies of proof of ownership* for the first two vehicles you intend to license for the current calendar year and for all other vehicles you wish to license with half-price park licenses.

Example: If you own 3 vehicles and wish to buy one more half-price license, you must submit with this application the registration forms for all 3 vehicles; 4 forms if you own 4 vehicles and wish to buy 2 or more half-price licenses; and so on.

NOTE: All vehicles to be permitted must have proof of ownership* under the same name(s) or live in the same household with the same address.

  • To buy 1 additional license, submit 3 registration forms and a check or money order for $15.00
  • To buy 2 additional licenses - 4 registration forms and $30.00
  • To buy 3 additional licenses - 5 registration forms and $45.00
  • To buy 4 additional licenses - 6 registration forms and $60.00
  • To buy 5 additional licenses - 7 registration forms and $75.00

Mail checks/money orders to:
Department of Game, Fish, and Parks,
523 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

You may also pay by credit card by calling 605-773-3391.

Contact Information

    First Name: Last Name:
    Mailing Address:
    City: State: Zip: -
    Email Address:
    Contact Phone: --

*Acceptable proof of ownership
a) Licensed vehicle - Current vehicle registration form
b) Unlicensed golf cart or moped/scooter:

  • Copy of proof of insurance, or;
  • Copy of vehicle title, or;
  • Copy of bill of sale
Please select one of the following two options: