Appointments in South Dakota
The South Dakota Department of Public Works (DPW) offers an online drive test scheduler for your convenience. Save time and book an appointment from the comfort of home. You may also schedule by phone. Please call or go online at least two weeks prior to your desired test date.
You can make an appointment online for the following locations only:
- Elk Point
- North Sioux City
- Rapid City
- Sioux Falls
All other testing locations are first-come, first-serve.
If you would like to schedule a drive test by phone in one of the above-mentioned cities, you may call (605) 773-3541 or (605) 773-6883.
If you must go in person to your local office, plan ahead and save yourself some time.
Best Time to Visit
Times to Avoid
- On the day before or just following a holiday
- Friday afternoons
- From 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. due to less staff
- Summer months are generally high volume, so be prepared for a longer wait
Not all tasks require an in-person visit to the SD Division of Motor Vehicles. Find out what you can take care of from your own computer by accessing our Online Services page.
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