License and Registration
Driver Licensing Program
(as taken from the SD Dept of Public Safety)
South Dakota driver's license expires on the expiration date. There is no grace period. Licenses can be
renewed up to six months before the expiration date. Applications must be filled out one hour before closing
in order to complete the exam on the same day.
No drive tests are given between 11:30 – 1:30.
Driver license renewals/duplicates will not be issued by mail unless the applicant has been issued a federally compliant (REAL ID) drivers license after December 30, 2009. If you are out-of-state and need a temporary permit to extend your driver license, please either email DPS (all emails must contain your first and last name) or call toll-free 1-800-952-3696 or directly 605-773-6883.
|SD Dept of Public Safety: 1-800-952-3696|
|N Sioux City||Wed: 2nd, 4th, 5th
||8:45 - 4:30||205 Sodrac Dr. - Community Center|
|Elk Point||Wed: 1st, 3rd||8:30 - 4:30||106 W Pleasant St- Elk Point City Hall|
|Vermillion||Thurs & Fri||7:00 - 5:00||11 E Cherry St - Hallmark Square|
|Yankton||Tues, Thurs & Fri||7:00 - 5:30||3113 Spruce St. Ste 109; (Human Svc Ctr-Kanner Bldg)|
**For other locations, click DPS Map Link.
(as taken from the Motor Vehicle Department)
To register or renew your vehicle, you need to work with the Motor Vehicle Department. All vehicles in South Dakota must be titled and registered in order to legally operate on South Dakota roadways. A nonresident moving into the state has 90 days to register and title a vehicle.
For information about registration, titling procedures, car plates and license tags, and buying and selling vehicles, call the County Treasurer office at the courthouse in Elk Point at 1-605-356-2391. You can also visit the County Treasurer's webpage for more information.