Change of Address in South Dakota

SUMMARY: How to Change Your Address in South Dakota

You can change your address on your driver's license records by e-mail, but if you'd like a replacement card, you'll need to apply in person at a DPS office. If you own a vehicle, you'll need to update your address at a MVD office in person. For any updated vehicle and licensing documents, you'll need to pay required fees.

This page will help you change your address on your South Dakota Motor Vehicles Division (MVD) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) records and documents.

SD Driver's License/ID Card Address Change

If you've changed your address, you'll need to inform the South Dakota DPS. You will need

  • Your SD driver's license/ID card number.
  • Your date of birth.
  • Your full name (as shown on your driver's license).

This will change your driver's license or ID card record only. If you'd like an updated card showing your new address, you'll need to visit your local SD DPS office and pay the appropriate fee.

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Car Registration & Title Address Change

In addition to updating your SD DPS records, you'll need to update the MVD if you own a vehicle.

You'll need to visit your local South Dakota county treasurer's office and give them your new address.

If you'd like replacement documents showing your new address, you'll need to apply for duplicates. See our following pages for more information:

NOTE: You may need to provide additional documents and payment for the required fees.

Fees to Change Your SD Address

For updated driver's licensing and vehicle documents showing your new address, you'll need to pay the following fees:

  • Driver's license: $15.
  • ID card: $10.
  • Certificate of title: $10.
  • Vehicle registration: May vary depending on your vehicle.

For more information about fees, including accepted payment methods, contact the South Dakota MVD or DPS directly.

Accepted Payment Methods

The South Dakota DPS accepts payment by:

  • Cash.
  • Check.
  • Money order.

The DPS does not accept any credit or debit cards.

For a list of payment methods accepted at SD MVD offices, contact your local office directly.

New South Dakota Residents

If you've just moved to South Dakota, you'll need to take care of a few tasks with the Motor Vehicles Division (MVD) and Department of Public Safety (DPS):

  • Transfer your out-of-state driver's license: Within 90 days.
    • Transfer your commercial driver's license (CDL): Within 30 days.
  • Title and register your out-of-state car with the MVD: Within 90 days.

Application instructions can be found on our following pages:

Change Your Name in SD

Did you recently get married or divorced? If you've changed your name for any reason, you'll need to report the change to the South Dakota MVD and DPS and have your documents updated.

You'll need to visit your local office in person, pay the required fees, and provide proof of your new name, such as your:

  • Marriage certificate.
  • Court order.
  • Divorce decree.

Complete instructions can be found on our Changing Your Name in South Dakota page.

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