South Dakota DMV Change of Address

Moving somewhere in South Dakota? Before you cruise around the new neighborhood, add updating the South Dakota DMV change of address form to your moving to-do list. In some states, you have less than 30 days to update your driving records and/or vehicle registration with the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV), so now’s the time to act!

But don’t worry — we’ve got your back. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about updating your driving records with your new residential or mailing address. You’ll be able to head out with the car keys from the day you officially call South Dakota home.

Where are you moving?

SOUTH DAKOTA DRIVER’S LICENSE CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Do I need to notify the state of South Dakota?

Yes.

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my driver’s license records?

No.

Will the state of South Dakota issue me a new driver’s license or ID card?

You may apply for a new license or ID card online or by mail if you are eligible. Check your eligibility on the South Dakota Department of Safety website.

Online:

By Mail:

This information can be sent to:

Driver’s Licensing Program

118 West Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501

You can check the status of your renewal by email or by calling 605-773-6883

Where can I complete my driver’s license change of address?

Luckily, you can update your South Dakota DMV change of address for your driver’s license by emailing DPSLicensingInfo@state.sd.us.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

Include the following in your email:

When do I need to complete my driver’s license change of address?

There’s no deadline, but why wait?

SOUTH DAKOTA VEHICLE REGISTRATION CHANGE OF ADDRESS INFORMATION

Do I need to notify the state of South Dakota?

Yes.

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

No.

Where can I complete my vehicle registration change of address?

Fortunately, you can update your South Dakota DMV change of address for your vehicle registration through the state’s online portal.

If you prefer to talk to a human, you can update your address in person at the South Dakota DMV.

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

If applying online, here’s what you’ll need to set up your account:

If applying in person, contact the DMV for more information.

When do I need to complete my vehicle registration change of address?

There’s no deadline, but why wait?

SOUTH DAKOTA DRIVER’S LICENSE CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Do I need to get a new driver’s license?

Yes.

Where can I get a new driver’s license?

You can get a new driver’s license in person at a South Dakota Exam Station. Unfortunately, services are not available online.

What will I need?

See this list of acceptable documents for more information.

When do I need to complete my driver’s license change of address?

You have 90 days to apply for and receive a South Dakota driver’s license.

Do I need to take a driving test?

You don’t need to go behind the wheel, but you will have to pass a vision test.

Is there a fee?

Ah, the age-old question. It will cost you $28 to get a South Dakota drivers license.

SOUTH DAKOTA VEHICLE REGISTRATION CHANGE OF ADDRESS INFORMATION

Do I need to register my vehicle?

Yes, you must register and title your vehicle in South Dakota.

Where can I register my vehicle?

You can register your vehicle in person at the South Dakota DMV.

What will I need?

When do I need to register my vehicle?

You need to register and title your vehicle within 90 days of moving to South Dakota.

Is there a fee?

Unless you paid at least 4% in taxes to your previous state, you will be charged a 4% excise tax on the amount you paid for your vehicle. Registration costs vary by the type, age, and weight of your vehicle. See the South Dakota DMV fees page for more information. For a comprehensive fee total, contact the South Dakota DMV at (605) 773-3541.

Is an emission test required?

No.

Is proof of liability insurance required?

You must prove financial responsibility in one of four ways:

SOUTH DAKOTA DRIVER’S LICENSE CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Do I need to notify the state of South Dakota?

No. Once you apply for a license in your new state, your old South Dakota license will be deactivated automatically.

SOUTH DAKOTA VEHICLE REGISTRATION CHANGE OF ADDRESS INFORMATION

Do I need to notify the state of South Dakota?

No.

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

No.

Do I need to return my license plates?

Nope! Save them for the grandkids.

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Contact Information
South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles (Registration)
(605) 773-3541
South Dakota Division of Public Safety (Licensing)
(605) 773-6883
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