PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Kristi Noem has signed an executive order that waives permit fees for those carriers transporting flood relief loads to sites in South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska.

“Many people not just in South Dakota, but in neighboring states are suffering from this flood,” Noem said. “This waiver is intended to make it easier for carriers to get relief items to those areas.”

The executive order, signed March 19, states that the type of permits still needed are: trip permits, fuel permits and overwidth or non-divisible load overweight permits. But fees for those permits will not be assessed.

Carriers are still required to have a commercial driver license and insurance. Waived safety regulations would include things like hours of service and annual inspections. Drivers are encouraged to be well-rested for their journey.

To get the free permits or other information call the South Dakota Highway Patrol’s Motor Carriers port of entry offices at:

  • Sisseton Port — 605-698-3925.
  • Jefferson Port — 605-356-0124.
  • Tilford Port — 605-347-2671.
  • Sioux Falls Port — 605-757-6403.

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