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    South Dakota Identification Cards

    South Dakota, state ID cards are used to show photographic proof of things like your age, signature, and residency. It can come in handy for activities like writing a check, cashing a check, opening a new account, buying alcohol, or applying for a loan.

    A non-driver identification card is not a substitute for a proper driver's license in the state of South Dakota, even though it is still obtained by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS). Only driver's licenses allow the holder to have the privilege of driving a car.

    Applying for a South Dakota ID

    There is no age requirement for obtaining a DMV ID card in the state of South Dakota.

    To obtain a DMV ID Card, you must:

    The fee for a non-driver identification card in the state of South Dakota is $20.

    Acceptable Identification and Residency Documents

    Documents that can be used as proof of your identification include your:

    • Certified United States birth certificate.
    • Valid U.S. passport (must not be expired).
    • Certificate of naturalization.

    The same types of documents above can also be used to prove both lawful status and date of birth.

    To prove the validity of your Social Security number, you must show:

    • A Social Security card.
    • A W-2 form.
      OR
    • A SSA 1099 tax form.

    A variety of different documents can be used to prove a physical address. These documents include:

    • Current utility bills.
    • Recent receipts or pay stubs from your employer.

    For a complete list of acceptable documents, visit the SD DMV website.

    Renew Your South Dakota ID Card

    If you're younger than 21 years old, your ID card will expire 30 days after you turn 21 years old. Otherwise, identification cards are valid for 5 years.

    You may able to renew your South Dakota ID card online, by mail or in person.

    NOTE: To renew online or by mail, the identification card must be federally compliant. Federal compliance is signified with gold star in the top right of the ID card.

    The fee to renew ID cards in South Dakota is $20.

    Renew Your SD Identification Card Online

    You can renew your ID card online once every 10 years.

    You'll need to complete an ID card renewal web form that is available on the official South Dakota DPS website.

    You will need to provide:

    • 2 documents proving your current address.
    • Proof of citizenship.
    • A credit or debit card to pay all applicable fees.

    ID Card Renewals By Mail

    Renewing an ID card by mail will require you to:

    • Download and fill out the appropriate South Dakota Driver License/I.D. Card Application from the South Dakota DMV website.
    • Provide photocopies of a U.S. birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or a valid unexpired U.S. passport.
    • Provide a renewal fee.

    All of the documents above must be sent to:

    Driver Licensing
    118 West Capitol Ave
    Pierre, SD 57501

    Renew Your ID Card In Person

    Renewing a South Dakota identification can be completed in person at any one of the South Dakota DMV locations throughout the state.

    ID card holders should be prepared to:

    Replace Your SD Identification Card

    If your South Dakota DMV identification card is lost, damaged, or stolen, you can request a duplicate in person or by mail.

    Duplicate ID cards cost $10.

    NOTE: To request a replacement identification card by mail, you must be temporarily outside South Dakota.

    Replace Your ID Card By Mail (Out-of-State Residents)

    Unless you are an active-duty military member or a military member’s dependent, only federally-compliant identification cards can be replaced by mail.

    You will be required to:

    Send the above to:

    Driver Licensing
    118 West Capitol Ave
    Pierre, SD 57501

    Duplicate State ID Cards In Person

    You can replace your valid South Dakota ID in person at any one of the South Dakota DPS locations throughout the state.