Monday, October 28, 2013

All About ELT in South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Revenue Motor Vehicles Division (MVD) offers an Electronic Lien and Title (ELT) program with a number of helpful features for lenders.
  • Participation is not required.  However, the state stopped printed titles with liens when it implemented the ELT program on 10/1/2012.  Notification of lien placement is part of the ELT program.
  • Registering is simple.  There is no cost to enroll and approval and go-live is quick.  Only a short application is required.  See details here.
  • Title Status can be verified prior to issuing a loan. has a Vin Check option which includes vehicle, title, and lien information. 
Premier eTitleLien™ supports these features and adds additional workflow enhancements, including generating MV-608 and other forms within the application.

For more information on the SD ELT program, visit

Image above is of a South Dakota road and titled The Road Less Traveled (is usually the one I pick for my road trips) by Eric Peterson.