North Sioux City is a great destination to stay and play, but it is also a wonderful place to live and work. In our unique community, we are rich with history. We offer five community parks and over six miles of walking and biking trails, and an exceptional school district. We have two rivers and a lake to give our residents year-around fun.

The quality of life in North Sioux City is amongst the very best in the nation. In fact, American City Business Journals has ranked Union County (home of North Sioux City) #2 in South Dakota and in the top 10% nationwide.

By being part of a larger metro area, North Sioux City offers a wide variety of housing and entertainment opportunities. North Sioux City’s greatest advantage is having a “small town atmosphere with big city opportunities.”

North Sioux City

North Sioux City is just 10 minutes from downtown Sioux City. Despite its proximity to a major job market, North Sioux City also boasts the lowest median home values of any city in the top 10, at $98,900. The schools are great, too, with Dakota Valley School District students outperforming the state average on STEP in reading and math, at almost every grade level.

To see the full article, go to NerdWallet: Best Towns in SD for Young Families.

Moving to North Sioux City

There are many things you need to do to relocate to a new city. We would like to make your move just a little easier. Check out our other relocation pages. But here are a few helpful reminders and links.

If we can be of any other service to you, as you move into our City, please contact City Hall.

Change of Address

Submit your change of address with the United States Postal Service.

If you currently receive Social Security Benefits, make sure you notify the Social Security Administration @ 1-800-772-1213 (or view their website at

Helpful Relocation Information

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 Thurs & Fri 7:00 – 5:30 3113 Spruce St. Ste 109; (Human Svc Ctr-Kanner Bldg)
**For other locations, click DPS Map Link.


Vehicle Registration

(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.

New to South Dakota New Resident Info
Rental Search in South Dakota
NSC Apartments / Rentals
NSC Lodging
Bus Route – Sioux City Transit (pdf)
The Riverside route comes to North Sioux City. This file was taken from the City of Sioux City Transit webpage. The information is provided as a courtesy and route changes can happen without our knowledge.
Employment Employment

NSC Office: 605-242-5445
Online Employment Toolkit
Job Search Engine
Dakota Roots
SD DLR Facebook Page
US Dept of Labor