DMV Appointments in South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS) 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.

Schedule a Drive Test Online

You can make an appointment online for the following locations only:

  • Aberdeen
  • Brookings
  • Elk Point
  • Huron
  • Madison
  • Mitchell
  • North Sioux City
  • Parker
  • Rapid City
  • Sioux Falls
  • Watertown
  • Yankton

All other testing locations are first-come, first-serve.

Schedule a Drive Test by Phone

If you would like to schedule a drive test by phone in one of the above-mentioned cities, call (605) 773-6883.

Suggested Times to Visit

If you must go in person to your local office, plan ahead and save yourself some time.

Best Time to Visit

  • Mid-morning
  • Mid-week
  • Mid-month

Times to Avoid

  • On the day before or just following a holiday
  • Tuesdays
  • Friday afternoons
  • Summer months are generally high volume, so be prepared for a longer wait

Online Services

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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