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All DPS offices, including
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 DPSLicensingInfo@state.sd.us
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.

South Dakota Driver 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 needed to obtain or renew a driver license or ID card. 

To check the status of your online renewal, email us or call (605) 773-6883.

Are you a CDL driver or want to become one? 

View more commercial driver licensing information.

Need to replace a lost or stolen license?
Find out how!

Check Customer Wait Times at the
Aberdeen, Rapid City, and
Sioux Falls Exam Stations

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SD Homeland Security

If You See Something, Say Something.

Recognize and report suspicious activity. Call 844-3SD-SAFE (373-7233).


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Drive Safe, South Dakota.

School's in session.  Set an example and make sure you buckle up to and from all activities!


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Be someone’s hero. Learn more about working for the South Dakota Highway Patrol.


About SD DPS

Working to Keep South Dakota Safe

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety includes 11 agencies that work to ensure our safety, from highway patrol to emergency and disaster management.

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