9-1-1 Surcharge Information


INFORMATION ABOUT REPORTING AND PAYING 911 SURCHARGES IN SOUTH DAKOTA

All businesses selling prepaid wireless services, telecommunications services, wireless services, or Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services must register with the South Dakota Department of Revenue.  The 911 Surcharges are reported and paid directly to the Department of Revenue by using SD EPath.  Click here to learn more about 911 emergency surcharge registration and creating an EPath account.


In February 2008, South Dakota Governor M. Michael Rounds signed into law an act to revise certain provisions regarding collection and administration of the 911 emergency surcharge and operation of 911 services. The act updated SDCL 34-45 and accomplished the following:

  • Required all public safety answering points (PSAPs) in South Dakota to provide enhanced 9-1-1 service by July 1, 2010;
  • Created the South Dakota 9-1-1 Coordination Board and gave the board rule-making authority to set standards for the operation of PSAPs;
  • Updated 9-1-1 statutes to include new and emerging communications technology; and
  • Provides for a surcharge on pre-paid wireless services.


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