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We strongly encourage persons eligible to
renew or request a replacement ID card online or by mail
to do so using those methods.

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


If you are unable to renew online or by mail,
please schedule an appointment
to visit a South Dakota Driver Exam Station.

Click here to schedule an appointment.

Complete your application before arriving at the exam station.


For other driver licensing questions, 
send an email to the Driver Licensing Program staff
or call (605) 773-6883 (be prepared to leave a message,
as our call volume has been extremely high lately).

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, please schedule an appointment to visit an exam station in person.

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.

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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