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To Learn About the
Changes To Teen Driver Permits
Effective July 1, 2021, click here.


Renew Online        Renew by Mail       

We strongly encourage eligible persons to renew or replace
their South Dakota driver license/ID card
online or by mail.

Those who did not renew online or by mail 5 years ago (or for your last renewal) are eligible!

A replacement or duplicate license or ID card may be requested online or by mail once every 10 years.


If you need to test for a driver license,
schedule an appointment!

Drivers with licenses expired more than 30 days are required to pass the knowledge test.
Those with a motorcycle endorsement (Class 2 license) expired more than 30 days 
have to take the operator's knowledge test and the motorcycle knowledge test. 

Click here to make an appointment
at a South Dakota driver exam station

Visit our CDL page for information specific to Commercial Driver Licenses (CDLs).


To reduce your wait time at the exam station,
please schedule an appointment

Walk-in customers will be accommodated as time allows.

You can complete your application before visiting the exam station.

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For all other driver licensing questions or issues, 
send an email to the Driver Licensing Program staff
or call (605) 773-6883 (be prepared to leave a message).

South Dakota Driver Licensing

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 you need. 

Are you a CDL driver?  View commercial driver licensing information
 

 

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