All South Dakota driver licenses (including CDLs)
and ID cards that expired on or after
March 13, 2020 have automatically
been extended to expire on March 30, 2021.

While the physical card will show it is past its expiration date, it will still be legally valid.

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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. 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.


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.

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

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