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Conservation License Plate

Neighboring states, in particular, Nebraska and Minnesota have been able to generate revenue for conservation by selling specialty vehicle license plates. These license plates could be a significant source of revenue for habitat enhancement in South Dakota.

In a partnership with the Department of Revenue, a Conservation License Plate will soon be available with funds going directly toward habitat.  

More details:

  • The plate will cost $10 - this money goes to the Division of Motor Vehicles.
  • The plate is designed with a portion of the picture missing. The missing portion of the plate would then be purchased from the Second Century Habitat Fund for $30 in the form of a sticker. These stickers will be available for purchase online.
  • The plate is valid for one year and a new plate would have to be purchased annually.
  • Examples of the plate are available below:

pheasant license plate

Note: This is pending legislative action through HB 1181 which creates a habitat conservation emblem specialty plate.