Renew OR REQUEST A 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.
If your driver license HAS NOT EXPIRED and you did not use the online or mail-in method for your last renewal, you may be eligible to renew online or by mail. Read the page below for additional information.
If your license is expired more than 30 days, you 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).
If your ID card has been expired for more than 30 days and you are eligible to renew, you can complete the renewal process online or by mail.
If you need to visit an exam station in-person, you may print and complete your application and take it with you to the exam station. No digital, electronic, or stamped signatures allowed on the application.
If you prefer to renew your driver license in-person at an exam station, we assure you walk-in customers are wecome. We would encourage you to schedule an appointment so you don't have to sit in the waiting area. Use our scheduling tool to make an appointment!
You can also print and complete your application before going to the exam station. No digital, electronic, or stamped signatures allowed on the application.
Renewals & Duplicates
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
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If you have questions or difficulties using this site, email us or call (605) 773-6883.
Renewal and Duplicate Documents
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