Ambulance Service Licensure

To obtain an ambulance service license:

1. Complete an ambulance licensing application . Applications can also be requested by writing to the Department of Public Safety, Emergency Medical Services, 118 West Capitol Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2000.

2. Submit completed application and $12 licensing fee at least 30 days before the expected date of operation.

3. The Department will issue a license once it determines the service meets all requirements of the law.  Issuance of a license does not authorize the service to locate within a county, municipality, or authority which requires its own license to operate an ambulance service.

4. Department licenses are NOT transferable.  Any change in ownership terminates the license and requires a new application and a new license.

5. Questions?