Full-Time Travelers

Renew or replace your South Dakota Driver’s License

If you plan to visit South Dakota to renew or replace
your South Dakota driver license or ID card,
it may be helpful to schedule an appointment
at the Driver Exam Station you plan to visit.

Please schedule your appointment well in advance so you can time the appointment
to coincide with your visit to South Dakota.

To schedule an appointment,
please click here.

Walk-in customers are welcome at all South Dakota Driver Exam Stations
if you prefer not to schedule an appointment.

If you are a South Dakota resident who travels full time, you can renew your license/ID card or apply for a duplicate license/ID card online or by mail. 

In addition to the standard renewal documents, you’ll also need to provide:

  • A completed Residency Affidavit
  • A receipt from a South Dakota hotel/motel, campground or RV park to prove one night of stay within the last year. The receipt must include your name and South Dakota address.
  • One document, no more than one year old, proving your personal mailbox (PMB) service address. This document could include a receipt from the PMB business or a piece of mail (cannot be handwritten) with your PMB address on it.  Virtual addresses or virtual postal addresses will not be accepted.

If you have friends or family in South Dakota and plan to use their address, you must complete the Consent for Use of Address 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.

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