South Dakota driver licenses
and ID cards that expired on or after
March 13, 2020 are automatically
extended to expire on December 30, 2020.

All CDLs and commercial learner's permits
must be renewed by 12/31/2020
(the expiration of the FMCSA waiver).

The new waiver requires CDL medical certificates
that expired prior to June 1, 2020
to be renewed by October 31, 2020.

CDL medical certificates expiring
on or after June 1, 2020 have until
December 31, 2020 to renew/submit
a new certificate.

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Applying for a License

A new license or ID card must be applied for in person at a Driver Licensing location. At this time, you must schedule an appointment to visit a South Dakota Driver Exam Station.

To prepare, make sure you have the required documents and a completed license application form.


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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.

Are you a new driver?   Learn how to pass a driver's license test.

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