It seems the state DMV was trying to pull a fast one on it’s residents;
South Dakota’s Division of Motor Vehicles says people who register or renew vehicles on or before March 31 will pay the current fee, not a higher fee that goes into effect April 1.
The agency clarified its stance after county treasurers said they were told to charge the higher fee if vehicle owners whose registrations expire in May try to beat the April 1 increase approved by state lawmakers during this year’s Legislature.
Pennington County Treasurer Janet Sayler says the directive caused an “uproar” among county treasurers who felt they would be violating the law by charging higher fees before April 1.
Sometimes you have to give a big thumbs up to our local elected officials for calling out the state beaucrats and their poppycock.