Driver Licensing

Driving Record

Requesting a Driving Record

The following request forms are required by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Driver's Privacy Protection Act to allow the release of motor vehicle records to you or your employer.  Please complete the appropriate form for your situation and have the form notarized.  Return the form, along with the $5 per-record fee (if applicable)*. According to South Dakota Codified Law, we are only allowed to retrieve 3 years back from the date the driving record is issued.

Please send forms to:
Driver Licensing Program
118 West Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD  57501

If you have questions about requesting a driving record, please call 1.800.952.3696 or 605.773.6883.

1. To request a 3 year record on yourself for personal use, please click here.

2. If you are an insurance agency, an employer, or state or government agency, please click here.

3. For a complete 3 year driving history for a Commercial Driver's License (including suspensions, revocations, cancellations and disqualifications)

   - To request a record for yourself for personal use, please click here.

   - If you are an employer (or potential employer), please click here.  Please Note: If you request this type of driving record, you must have the driver sign a written consent to keep in your files.  It needs to state he/she allows the South Dakota Driver Licensing Program to release this information.  The completed application and a $5 fee for each record must be mailed to DPS-Driver Licensing Program, 118 W Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD  57501.

*Note:  state and government agencies are not required to pay the fee.

   

Individuals may also receive driving records at the following locations:

Aberdeen Exam Station
2729 West Highway 12

Brookings Driver Exam Station
910 4th Street

Rapid City Driver Exam Station
1301 East Catron Boulevard

Sioux Falls Driver Exam Station
2501 West Russell Street

Watertown Driver Exam Station
2001 9th Avenue SW, Suite 100

Mitchell Driver Exam Station
1315 North Main Street, Suite 100

Yankton Driver Exam Station
3113 Spruce Street, Suite 109

In order to receive a driving record at these driver exam stations, the following is needed:

Proof of Identity
(Certified birth certificate, Valid U.S. passport or valid driver license) and exact change or personal check for $5 per record.

Businesses may receive driving records at these locations,
but we ask you to limit your requests to 5 records per visit.