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New South Dakota Traffic Laws
Take Effect July 1, 2020

No Texting Law

Move Over Law

Governor Noem Suspends Graduated Driver Licensing Law with Executive Order

All South Dakota driver license (including CDLs)
and ID cards that expired on or after
March 13, 2020 have automatically
been extended to expire on December 30, 2020.

While the physical card will show it is past its expiration date, it is still legally valid.

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South Dakota Driver License

Renew Your License Online, Not in Line

Time to renew? Don't spend time in line - renew your license online or by mail. You can also schedule an appointment for a faster trip to your local driver exam station.

Review a list of required documents to make sure you have the identification needed to obtain or renew a driver license or ID card. 

To check the status of your online renewal, email us or call (605) 773-6883.

Are you a CDL driver or want to become one? 

View more commercial driver licensing information.

Need to replace a lost or stolen license?
Find out how!

Check Customer Wait Times at the
Aberdeen, Rapid City, and
Sioux Falls Exam Stations

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SD Homeland Security

If You See Something, Say Something.

Recognize and report suspicious activity. Call 844-3SD-SAFE (373-7233).


SD Highway Safety

Drive Safe, South Dakota.

School's in session.  Set an example and make sure you buckle up to and from all activities!


SD Highway Patrol

Become a Highway Patrol Trooper.

Be someone’s hero. Learn more about working for the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


About SD DPS

Working to Keep South Dakota Safe

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety includes 11 agencies that work to ensure our safety, from highway patrol to emergency and disaster management.

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