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All driver exam stations in South Dakota
and the Pierre Central Office
are closed to the public until May 2, 2020
in accordance with
Governor Noem's executive order. 

4/1/2020 -- Temporary Extensions Granted For Driver License Expiration Dates
Read the full press release here.

During this time, you may conact Driver Licensing by email
or call (605) 773-6883 and leave a voicemail message.

You can still renew your license online.


FMCSA grants a waiver through June 30, 2020 from certain regulations
applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL)
and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and
to other interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

Read the full waiver here.

Driver Licensing

Renew Online or Schedule a Driving Test

Getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage linked to freedom, fun and road trips for years to come. South Dakotans at least 14 years of age can apply for a driver’s license. If you already have a valid South Dakota license and want to renew, replace or upgrade, you can save time and apply online.

Are You Eligible to Renew Your South Dakota Driver's License?

You are just a few clicks away from knowing whether or not you are eligible to renew your South Dakota driver's license. 

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Is Your South Dakota Driver's License Valid?

You don't have to call us to verify the status of your South Dakota driver's license.  You can check online! 

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

If you need to visit one of the exam stations listed above, you can check out the wait time before you go!

Wait times

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

Am I eligible to renew?

Check my SD Driver License Status

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