We're very close to opening your account and taking care of your mail forwarding needs.
You MUST have an account with us BEFORE having any mail sent to us, or else we are REQUIRED by the post office to mark it "Return to Sender" and send it back. If you want to register your vehicle, it is often a good idea to open your account BEFORE registering--or even before buying--to take advantage of South Dakota's low taxes. Dealers in a few states may have requirements as to how long you must be a resident of another state before you can avoid paying sales tax on a purchase; check with your current state's dealers to make sure you meet their requirements.
All that's left is some paperwork. Scroll down this page to find the links you need.
It will be very helpful to you if you read through our FAQ section before beginning to fill in this paperwork. That way, many of your questions can be answered immediately.
We need several forms from you to open your account. Please don't hesitate to call us if you need help filling any of these in. You MUST download the complete application kit here, which includes all the forms you need plus instructions. If you have any problems at all downloading the Application Kit, please give us a call at (605) 388-2143 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get one out to you quickly.
If you would like an appointment with a Membership Specialist in our office to complete the paperwork, just call M-F 9-5 to set that up. It takes less than an hour to handle this in person.
If you wish to QUICKLY get South Dakota driver's licenses, you may make the necessary appointment FIRST with the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, even before we assign you your address. You will need to have become a member before changing your driver's license.
or - download only the parts you need as additional copies:
One of our customer service representatives will get back to you within 2 business days of receiving your paperwork to help you activate your account and process your payment.
Usually, your account is activated within 1 - 2 business days of receiving your paperwork. However, if you'd like (and you include your request in writing when you send us the application with a specific date listed up to 30 days in the future), we'll even process the paperwork you send us, charge your account, but not activate your account until the date that you specify. However, when we receive the first piece of mail or package for you the account, of course, would begin on that date regardless of any prior request. This way, you can start telling whoever sends you mail your new address right away and start getting things set up. So far as we know, Americas Mailbox is the only company in the country willing to do that for you.
If you will be using your new South Dakota address for vehicle registrations and South Dakota driver's licenses, we recommend that as soon as you receive your address from us, you immediately start changing your billing address with credit cards and bank accounts. This will show your intent to the vehicle insurance companies that you are becoming a full-time traveler.
It doesn't take very long to open an account with us or to get your license plates once the paperwork is in place. But please, don't wait until the last moment to do this. Have us set up your account first.
Another form you may need to fill out to allow us to complete your vehicle registration: