SD Driver Licensing Program Offers Online Renewal Tutorial


A video tutorial detailing how to renew your South Dakota driver license from the comfort of your home is now available online on the Department of Public Safety’s website.

“Online license renewal is a fast and convenient way to renew your license,” said John Broers, Director of the Driver Licensing Program. “Not only can you skip the line, online renewal is available anytime of the day or night.”

“If your driver license has not expired and you did not use the online or mail-in method for your last renewal, you may be eligible to renew online,” Broers added.

Applying online is done through a secure website. Users may log in or create an account at That account will also allow users to apply for and renew hunting and fishing licenses, reserve campground space, and access other state features without creating multiple logins. The system provides the user a single-source login for all those services.

While renewing your driver license, required documents may be scanned or uploaded during the application process. If a scanner is not available, a quality photo taken with your phone may be used. All the necessary forms are also available on the website.

A video tutorial is available to take you step by step through the application process if needed. Viewers may pause and replay any portions where they’d like additional help. Links to the video are easily found on the Driver License Program website,