Identification Cards in South Dakota

SUMMARY: South Dakota Identification Cards

Applications for a non-driver ID card must be made in person at a South Dakota DPS office. In addition to paying the fee, you must provide documents proving your identity, lawful U.S. presence, SSN, date of birth, and SD address. Renewing your ID card may be done in person, by mail, or online. You can order a replacement ID card in person or by mail (if eligible) only.

This page will give you all the information you need to obtain an ID card from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS).

REAL ID Requirements in South Dakota

The South Dakota DPS complies with the REAL ID Act of 2005, meaning it provides first-time driver license applicants with REAL ID-compliant driver licenses. REAL ID driver’s licenses meet the federal identification requirements required for tasks such as entering federal buildings and boarding domestic commercial flights. Without a REAL ID, you'll need to bring your passport or birth certificate for such activities after October 1, 2021.

New applicants will automatically receive a REAL ID. For more details, visit the DPS' guide to required REAL ID documents.

Apply for a South Dakota ID Card

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

Applications for a SD identification card must be made in person at a SD DPS office. You must:

  • Fill out a South Dakota Driver License/I.D. Card Application.
  • Provide proof of your:
    • Identity, lawful U.S. status, and date of birth (e.g., U.S. birth certificate, passport, certificate of naturalization ).
    • Social Security number (SSN) (e.g., Social Security card, W-2 form, 1099 form).
    • South Dakota residency (2 documents) (e.g., utility bill, pay stub, rental agreement).
  • Pay the $28 fee.
  • Have your photo taken.

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

Fees for a State ID Card

  • Originals: $28.
  • Renewals: $28.
  • Replacements: $10.

Contact the South Dakota DPS directly for information about accepted payment methods.

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, SD 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. (Read our REAL ID Act article for more information.)

The fee to renew ID cards in South Dakota is $28.

Online Renewals

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

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

You will need to provide:

  • 2 documents proving your current address.
  • Your credit or debit card information to pay the $28 renewal fee and the $2 or 2.95% fee (whichever is greater) for administrative purposes.

By Mail Renewals

To renew your South Dakota state ID card by mail, you must:

All of the documents above must be sent to:

Driver Licensing
118 West Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

In Person Renewals

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

You will need to:

Replace Your Non-Driver 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.

By Mail Replacements (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

In Person Replacements

You can replace your valid South Dakota ID in person at any one of the South Dakota DPS locations throughout the state. You will need to provide the same documents that were required when you applied for your ID card (see above).

Change Your Name or SD Address

If you've changed your name or moved to a different address in South Dakota, you must notify the DPS. In some cases you will need to obtain a replacement ID card showing your new credentials.

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