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South Dakota Insurance Laws and Regulations

The South Dakota Division of Insurance develops and enforces insurance laws for the state. Consumers can contact the department with questions and complaints about their auto and home insurance. If you do not receive the service you expect from your insurer, you can file a complaint directly with the Division of Insurance. The Division of Insurance does not make consumer complaint information about insurance companies available for use when shopping for insurance.

Important Laws

A summary of the driving safety laws for the state of South Dakota can be found with this link. The information includes a summary of the laws affecting people driving cars, or riding motorcycles or bicycles while using cell phones or texting. Also included are the requirements for child safety seats, wearing a helmet and being under the influence while operating a vehicle in the state of South Dakota.

The South Dakota Statute of Limitations defines the time limit following an accident when you can file a lawsuit. Once this time limit has passed, you can no longer file a lawsuit.

South Dakota has minimum auto insurance amounts that are required by law. The table below shows the SD minimum car insurance limits.

Minimum Car Insurance Coverage Required in South Dakota

Minimum Coverage
Bodily Injury, per person 25,000
Bodily Injury, per accident 50,000
Property Damage 25,000

Resources Available to Consumers

The South Dakota Small Claims Court is available for you to resolve issues, without needing to hire an attorney. This link to the small claims court provides more information, including the dollar limit of claims that can be made in this court.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is for disaster victims who are uninsured, underinsured or the victim of a flood.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is for disaster victims who are uninsured, underinsured or the victim of a flood.