All driver exam stations in South Dakota
and the Pierre Central Office
are closed to the public until May 2, 2020
in accordance with
Governor Noem's executive order. 

4/1/2020 -- Temporary Extensions Granted For Driver License Expiration Dates
Read the full press release here.

During this time, you may conact Driver Licensing by email
or call (605) 773-6883 and leave a voicemail message.

You can still renew your license online.


FMCSA grants a waiver through June 30, 2020 from certain regulations
applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL)
and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and
to other interstate drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

Read the full waiver here.

Applications & Forms

Applying for a License

A new license or ID card must be applied for in person at a Driver Licensing location. To skip the wait at the Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Rapid City or Watertown Driver Licensing locations, schedule an appointment.

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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