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Applications & Forms
Applying for a License
If you are applying for or obtaining a South Dakota driver license or ID card for the first time, you must apply in person at a South Dakota Driver Licensing location. You may walk-in to any driver exam station during their normal hours of operation, or you can skip waiting in line and schedule an appointment!
To prepare, make sure you have the required documents and a completed license application form (in English or in Spanish). Electronic, digital, or stamped signatures are not allowed on the application form.
For information about obtaining a copy of your driving record or the driving records of employees, please visit our Driving Records webpage.
Check out the Resource Library below for other Driver Licensing forms, affidavits, applications, requests, consent forms, etc.
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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 the status of your online or by-mail renewal, email us or call (605) 773-6883.
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