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South Dakota License and ID Renewal

License or ID Renewal in South Dakota

It’s important to keep a valid South Dakota license or ID for a variety of reasons. Fortunately there are several options for renewal. You can renew:

  • Online
  • By mail.
  • In person.

You can renew up to 180 days before expiration if your ID has a gold star in the corner. This signifies it is compliant with the REAL ID Act.

Renew SD License or ID in Person

You MUST renew in person if you(r):

  • Current license or ID is NOT REAL ID-compliant.
  • Renewed online or by mail last renewal.
  • License has been expired more than 30 days*.
  • Need to change your name.
  • Need to change your license type or add endorsements.
  • Are required to take a driving test to renew.
  • Wear bioptic lenses (only applies for driver’s licenses).
  • Changed your citizenship or immigration status since last renewal. 

Please schedule an appointment at your local office beforehand.

If your ID has a gold star in the corner, you must provide payment and:

  • Proof of South Dakota residency (2 documents required). At least 1 document must be your residential address. These items must be less than 1 year old and may include your:
    • Utility bill.
    • Paystub.
    • Bank statement.
    • Vehicle registration.
  • Proof of name change if applicable. May include a:
    • Marriage certificate.
    • Divorce decree.
    • Adoption papers.
  • Proof of lawful presence (if you are not a U.S. citizen, or were not a U.S. citizen when you last renewed or applied). This may include a:
    • Permanent resident card.
    • Certificate of Citizenship.
    • Certificate of Naturalization.

If your ID does NOT have a gold star in the upper-right corner, please see the page on SD REAL ID for instructions.

*This will require passing a written knowledge test.

Renew South Dakota License or ID Online

If you are 65 years old or older you must provide a vision statement form completed within the past year.

You must submit 2 documents* to prove South Dakota residency prior to renewal. These documents may be uploaded, emailed, or faxed to (605) 773-3018.

To renew online, visit the online portal and provide your:

  • License or ID number.
  • Birthdate.
  • Social security number (SSN).
  • Credit card information for payment.

Your new license or ID should arrive within 3-4 weeks.

*These items must NOT be handwritten and MUST be dated within the past year.

Renew SD License or ID by mail

To renew by mail:

  • Complete a South Dakota Driver’s License/ID Card Application.
  • Provide a vision statement form completed within the past year (if you are 65 years old or older).
  • Provide 2 documents from within the past year that prove South Dakota residency (may NOT be handwritten).
  • Enclose a check for the applicable fee made payable to the “Department of Public Safety.”
  • Mail your items to:

Driver Licensing Program
118 West Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501

South Dakota License and ID Renewal Fees

  • Standard license or ID renewal: $28
  • Commercial driver’s license (CDL) renewal: $33
    • $48 with HAZMAT renewal.
  • Electronic check fee: $1.50
  • Credit card fee: $2 or 2.95% of total fee (whichever is greater).