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South Dakota Driver’s License & Permit FAQ

How Can I Apply for my SD Driver’s License? Frequently Asked Questions

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  • At what age can I apply for a permit in South Dakota?

    You are eligible for a learner’s permit starting at age 14.
  • What documents will I need when I go to apply for my license in SD?

    Your will need:
    1. Proof of identity and date of birth such as a Certified U.S. birth certificate, valid unexpired U.S. passport, or Certificate of Citizenship
    2. Proof of Social Security Number
    3. Two Proofs of SD Residential Address (parents may provide for minors)
  • Where is the nearest place I can go to apply for a driver’s license in SD?

    You may apply for a South Dakota license at any exam station in the state.
  • Is it easy to contact my nearest SD Driver’s License Office?

    You may contact any SD Driver’s License Office by specific location or call 1-800-952-3696.
  • Who is allowed to bring me for my permit test in SD?

    Your parent or legal guardian must bring you in order to sign your driver’s license application.
  • Is a physical required in order to get a permit in South Dakota?

    A physical examination isn’t required when getting your license in SD.
  • Is a vision test necessary when I go to apply for my SD driver’s license?

    Yes, you are required to pass a vision test.
  • Where do I get a photo for my South Dakota driver’s license taken?

    Your photo will be taken the same day you get your license.
  • What happens after I apply for my South Dakota driver’s license?

    After you’ve gotten your learner’s permit, you should hold it for at least 180 days (90 days if you’ve taken a state approved driver’s education course). After those days are up, you may apply for your full driver’s license.
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