Emergency Medical Services

Ambulance Service Licensure

Getting an ambulance service license

1. Complete an ambulance licensing application . Applications can also be requested by e-mail or by writing 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?