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South Dakota Driving Records

You can request a certified abstract of a driving record to view traffic convictions, accident dates, and license status.  Employers, insurance companies, and government agencies may also request records.  According to South Dakota law, only the most recent three years of driving history can be released; however, an individual may request their full driving history.

Request a Driving Record

To request a record, please complete the appropriate form below and have it notarized. Mail the form, along with a $5 fee per-record to:

Driver Licensing Program
118 West Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD  57501

*State and government agencies are not required to pay the $5 fee.

  • Personal Driving Record Request -- Use this form to request your driving record for yourself or to give someone else permission to request your driving record.  You may select full driving history, 3-year history, or 3-year CDL history.
  • Company Driving Record Request -- Use this form if you are a company requesting driving records for your employees, customers, driver, etc.   You may select non-commercial driving record or commercial driving record for each person.
    • Please Note:  If you request this type of a driving record, you must have the driver sign a written consent to keep in your files. It needs to state he/she allows the South Dakota Driver Licensing Program to release this information.

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In-person Driving Record Requests

Please limit your requests to five records per visit. You’ll need to bring:

  • Proof of identity
  • Exact change or personal check for $5 per record

Individuals and companies may retrieve three-year driving records in-person at the following locations:

Aberdeen Driver Exam Station

2729 West Highway 12
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Brookings Driver Exam Station

910 4th Street
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Mitchell Driver Exam Station

1315 North Main Street, Suite 100
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Rapid City Drive Exam Station

1301 East Catron Boulevard
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Sioux Falls Driver Exam Station

2501 West Russell Street
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Watertown Driver Exam Station

2001 9th Avenue SW, Suite 100
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Yankton Driver Exam Station

3113 Spruce Street, Suite 109
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If you have questions about requesting a driving record, contact us or call (605) 773-6883.

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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 on the status of your online or by-mail renewal, email us or call (605) 773-6883.

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