Driver License Appointment Information
Don't want to wait in line? Renewal appointments are available at four locations and drive test appointments are required at 17 locations. Schedule an appointment at one of our convenient Driver Licensing locations.
Appointments must be scheduled two days in advance. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment. If you’re more than five minutes late, you’ll be asked to reschedule for a later date and time.
To renew your driver’s license, you can schedule an appointment and skip the wait in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Watertown.
Please bring your federally compliant driver's license along with two pieces of mail proving your residential address. Documents must show your name and be less than one year old. If you’ve lost your federally compliant license, read about our required documents.
If you are a CDL holder with a medical certificate, you must bring your medical certificate in order to renew your CDL.
Non-U.S. Citizens must bring proof of legal status.
Permanent travelers with no permanent physical address must bring a receipt of proof of stay within South Dakota from within the past year and one document proving your personal mailbox (PMB) service address and box number.
Drive Test Appointments
Applicants must schedule a driving test in Aberdeen, Brookings, Elk Point, Huron, Madison, Milbank, Mitchell, North Sioux City, Parker, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Sisseton, Vermillion, Watertown, Webster and Yankton. Tests must be scheduled when driver licensing locations are open.
Applicants under the age of 18 will need parental consent and a Driver’s Education Certificate if applicable. Read more about required documents for testing. Note that the examiner may cancel a road test if the examiner considers the weather or road conditions unsafe.
To schedule by phone, call our Customer Service Center at (605) 773-6883, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST).
Permit Upgrade Appointments
If you have passed an approved driver education course, you can schedule an appointment to upgrade your instruction permit in Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Rapid City or Watertown. Find out more about permit upgrades or schedule an appointment.