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The Treasurer is the collector of taxes and has the duty to receive all money belonging to the county from whatever source (taxes, fines, etc.).  The Treasurer maintains accounting records and is responsible for issuing motor vehicle registration and licenses along with reporting them to the SD Department of Motor Vehicles. 

Helpful Information 
Vehicle Registration Renewals

Registration on commercial, non-commercial vehicles and trailers, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and boats are done on a staggered licensing system based on the first letter of the owner’s last name. In the case of a business, it is based on the beginning letter of the business name. You may renew your vehicle registration 90 days before your assigned month.

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 thru Z – November

Title Your Vehicle
South Dakota residents have 45 days from the date of purchase of a new or used motor vehicle to transfer the title into their name.
Additional information regarding the titling process and the forms necessary to title your vehicle can be found here.


Jennifer Mewherter, Treasurer
Theresa Martinmaas, Deputy Treasurer


Contact Us

Deuel County Treasurer
PO Box 680
408 4th St. West
Clear Lake, SD 57226
Phone (605) 874-2483

Monday -Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed all state & federal holidays

Office located on the second floor of the Courthouse.



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