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   If you did not renew using the online or mail-in method 

5 years ago (or for your last renewal),

you may be eligible to renew online or by mail!

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


     Drivers with licenses expired more than 30 days are required to
visit an exam station in-person and 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. 

If you need to take the knowledge test, please click here to schedule a testing appointment. 

Visit our CDL page for specific information about renewing or replacing
your Commercial Driver License (CDL).


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

 Renew Online        Renew by Mail       

Or 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.


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,
as our call volume has been extremely high lately).

Renewal & Duplicate

Apply for a renewal or replacement license

Gone are the days of waiting in line at the driver exam station. Renew your South Dakota Driver’s License online or apply for a duplicate/replacement license without leaving home. All you need are a few minutes, some required documents and your Visa or MasterCard.

Licenses may be renewed 180 days prior to their expiration date unless the applicant is turning 21 years of age. Licenses expiring 30 days after licensee's 21st birthday may only be renewed within the 30 days immediately following the birth date.

If your license has been expired for more than 30 days, you will be required to apply at a driver exam station and complete the written knowledge test.

I want more information about renewing or replacing my driver license or ID card Online 

I want more information about renewing or replacing my driver license or ID card by Mail ​​

If you have questions or difficulties using this site, email us or call (605) 773-6883.

South Dakota Driver 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 renewal, email us or call (605) 773-6883.

Are you a CDL driver?  View commercial driver licensing information

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