South Dakota DMV hours, appointments, locations, phone numbers, holidays, and services. Find the South Dakota DMV office near me.
In South Dakota, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is part of the Department of Revenue. The DMV is responsible for titling and registering vehicles, trucking, dealer licensing, plates, and disability parking. These DMV services are available at your local County Treasurer's Office. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees issuing driver's licenses, state identification cards, state inspections, enforcement, and emergency services. The DPS has locations and Driver Exam Stations throughout the state. The hours vary by location, so check with your local office before you visit.
To obtain a title or registration at the County Treasurer's Office, you will need to complete an application and pay the fees. Fees may vary depending on the weight and year of the vehicle. If the vehicle was bought in another state, then you will also need to bring in the bill of sale. This applies to all vehicles, including non-commercial, commercial, gross-weight, motor homes, motorcycles, trailers, and off-road vehicles.
Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for an Operator's license, which is valid for five years. You must bring documentation and pass vision, knowledge, and driving tests. The required documentation includes a certified birth certificate, Social Security number, and proof of residency. Applicants under the age of 16 need to bring a parent with them when applying for a license. Additionally, minors must complete Instruction Permit requirements and have a clean driving record for the past six months before applying. Minors who are at least 14 can apply for an Instruction Permit or Restricted Minor's Permit. The difference between these two permits is that the Instruction Permit requires an adult in the vehicle at all times.