211 W. Main St Suite 201
Vermillion, SD 57069
Clay County Treasurer Rhonda Howe reminds vehicle owners whose last name begin with “S" it is time to renew their license plates by the end of
September. We will be getting a new DMV system on November 29,2021. We encourage November expiration owners (T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z) to license before Thanksgiving.
You must bring one of the following; renewal postcard, title or registration and driver license with you.
VEHICLE RENEWAL CAN BE DONE BY USING THE FOLLOWING LINK:
In the comment section of the online payment page please verify your mailing address or indicate any address changes.
Property taxes can also be paid online using a debit/credit card. There is a service fee for paying with a debit/credit card.
Use the following link:
You can find your property tax amount by going to:
TREASURER: RHONDA HOWE email@example.com
DEPUTY : LINDA MANNING firstname.lastname@example.org
DEPUTY : RHONDA TAGGART email@example.com
DEPUTY : MARCIE ARMSTRONG firstname.lastname@example.org
DEPUTY : SARAH GREGG email@example.com
DEPUTY: DANIELLE DAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org
In South Dakota, the County Treasurer has the responsibility of receiving and managing all funds due the county. Some of the duties the Treasurer is responsible for are: the collection of all real estate and mobile home taxes, all vehicle registration, titling and licensing, implementing procedures for delinquent real estate and mobile home tax collection, providing information regarding real estate/mobile home taxes to anyone requesting this information and investing county money. Some County Treasurers also sell State hunting/fishing licenses
Property taxes account for the majority of the county's revenue. The County Treasurer is responsible for the collection of all property taxes not only for the county but also for the schools, townships, cities and any other entity authorized to levy real estate taxes. If taxes become delinquent the Treasurer is responsible for implementing the procedure established by law to collect these taxes or to take the property for tax deed.
One of the Treasurer's primary duties is to manage all county funds. Money not used for the day-to-day operation of the county is invested to help generate more money. The most common investments are CDs purchased through local banks or working with professional cash management services.
The County Treasurer is responsible for titling, licensing and registering all vehicles. The treasurerís office also records and releases liens placed on vehicles.
In South Dakota you are assigned a renewal month based on the first letter of your last name, or in the case of a business, on the beginning letter of the business name. Renewal months are as follows:
A & B - January
C, D & E - February
F, G & J - March
H, I & O - May
K & L - June
M & N - July
P, Q & R- August
S - September
T through Z- November
You will need to bring or send one of the following for renewal:
MOTOR VEHICLE FORMS:
MV608 (application for title)
https://dorresources.sd.gov/f/1002 Duplicate title application
ADDITIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE FORMS CAN BE ACCESSED BY GOING TO: http://dor.sd.gov/Motor_Vehicles/Forms/Motor_Vehicle_Forms.aspx
REAL ESTATE TAXES;
First half real property taxes are due on or before April 30, second half real property taxes are due on or before October 31. SDCL 10-21-23.
To look up real estate taxes use the following link (special assessments are not available on this site. The special assessment listed on this site refers to city storm sewer tax) ;
To sign up for automatic payment please complete the ACH form and return to this office. This will allow the Treasurer's office to automatically withdraw the funds from your account to pay your taxes. The first half will be withdrawn around April 30 and the second half around October 31. If you provide an email address we will email you the amount that will be withdrawn and the approximate date of withdrawal.
ACH FORM: AUTHORIZATION FOR DIRECT PAYMENT.pdf