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The South Dakota Department of Public Safety Driver Licensing Program provides services without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, low-income, or limited English proficiency (LEP)  according to the provision contained in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related nondiscrimination authorities.  To file a discrimination complaint, please see the Title VI Complaint Procedure.


The South Dakota Department of Public Safety Driver Licensing Program provides voter registration services in accordance with Section 5 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).  If you have questions or would like to register a complaint, you may reach the DPS NVRA Coordinator, Jeannelle Yitagesu, by calling (605) 773-6883 or by email.

To learn about new federal requirements
for CDL entry level driver training 
effective February 7, 2022,
 please click here.


****FMCSA has been notified of a phishing scam that you may receive from the FMCSA “Assistant of Administration” claiming you need to “complete your most recent up-to-date membership License certificate.”   If you receive any suspicious email from or any other entity that you are not expecting or looks suspicious, please delete the email from your inbox.  Once the email has been deleted from your in-box,  go into your deleted mail folder and delete it from your deleted mailbox.  Doing this will limit the exposure of the phishing email.

Note that the only legitimate way to log in to the Training Provider Registry is via  Never enter your email address and password into a third-party website claiming to give you access to the Training Provider Registry.****

Renew Online        Renew by Mail       

Anyone who did not renew online or by mail 5 years ago (or for your last renewal) is 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,
you can schedule an appointment!  

Walk-in customers will be accommodated as time allows.

You can complete your application before visiting the exam station.


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
Look up my Driver License/ID card Number


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