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Fines for oversize violations in South Dakota.

  • Exceeding the designated dimensions is considered a Class 2 Misdemeanor, subject to a $200 fine and/or 30 days of imprisonment. Any vehicle exceeding weight limits on tires, wheels, axles, or axle groups must rectify the issue by redistributing or unloading cargo before proceeding. Overweight violations also constitute a Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by a $200 fine, 30 days in jail, or both. Additionally, a civil penalty is imposed in the specified amount.


1,000 – 3,000 lbs

3,001 – 4,000 lbs

4,001 – 5,000 lbs

5,001 – 10,000 lbs

Over 10,000 lbs


$.05 per pound

$.15 per pound

$.22,5 per pound

$.37,5 per pound

$.75 per pound

Escort vehicle requirements can vary widely from state to state, encompassing mandatory driver qualifications, training, certifications, vehicle weights, mandatory signage, flags, lighting specifications, essential onboard equipment, and other factors. The SafeGuard team is well-equipped to furnish you with comprehensive information on any additional requirements specific to your designated route.


South Dakota Highway Patrol
Motor Carrier Services
118 West Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2000
PHONE: (605) 773-4578

Hours of Business

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Central time)


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