Identification Cards

Obtain or Renew a Non-Driver ID Card

An identification card is an official document that can be used to validate your identity if you’re a non-driver or don’t have a South Dakota Driver’s License.  There’s no age requirement for an ID card.  To apply for an identification card, you may schedule an appointment to visit an exam station or walk in to any open driver exam station.

To apply for an ID card, you’ll need a few required documents.

If you’re under age 21 with less than five years until your 21st birthday, your ID card will expire 30 days after your 21st birthday. 

To renew your ID card, you can apply online or by mail.

 If you did not renew your ID card using the online or mail-in
method 5 years ago (for your last renewal),
you may be eligible to renew online or by mail!

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

I'd like more information about renewing or replacing my ID Card Online   

    I'd like more information about renewing or replacing my ID Card by Mail  


Walk-in customers are welcome,
but why sit in the waiting room?

Use our scheduling tool to make an appointment!  

Did you know you can complete your application before arriving at the exam station? 
 Click here for a printable version of our renewal application. 
Electronic, digital or stamped signatures are not allowed on the application form.

South Dakota Driver's 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 you need. 

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

Are you a new driver?  Learn how to pass a driver's license test.

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