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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s)

What is the minimum age to get a learner’s Instruction Permit in South Dakota?

In South Dakota, you must be at least 14 years of age to obtain an instruction permit. Visit the South Dakota Teen Driver’s page here: https://dps.sd.gov/driver-licensing/south-dakota-licensing-information/teen-drivers

What are the steps to get a South Dakota Driver’s License?
  • To get your SD Instruction Permit, you and a guardian must visit a South Dakota licensing location with the required documents. Next, you take the written knowledge test (or have successfully completed a state-approved driver education course) to get your permit.
  • You must hold the Instruction Permit for a minimum of 275 days (or 180 days if an approved driver education class has been successfully completed). With your instruction permit, you will need to drive under the supervision of a licensed adult at all times.  Driver education certificates can be used to waive testing for one year from the date of class completion
  • After the above time period, you can apply for your Restricted Minor's Permit if you have not had any traffic convictions in the last six months. You must pass a drive test at a driver exam station location or have successfully completed a state-approved driver education course.  All drive tests must be scheduled.  With your restricted license, you are allowed to drive unaccompanied from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.  You may drive with a legal guardian from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
How Do I Get a Full Operator’s License in South Dakota?

To get your full operator’s license, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Meet all of the above conditions of the South Dakota instruction permit
  • Have driven on a South Dakota restricted minor's permit for at least 6 months
  • Have driven conviction-free for six months
  • Have your parent or guardian’s written approval

Information about the SD Graduated Driving Program can be found here:

https://dps.sd.gov/application/files/8015/1069/1261/South_Dakota_Teen_Drivers110-27-101.pdf

Is a written test required to get a South Dakota Instruction Permit?

You must pass a knowledge test consisting of 25 multiple-choice questions based on the South Dakota Drivers Handbook. A score of 80% is required. You must answer 20 out of the 25 questions correctly to pass the South Dakota knowledge exam. Schedule your written test appointment here: https://apps.sd.gov/ps14schedulercovid/

How Do I Schedule My South Dakota Road Test?

Schedule your road test appointment here: https://apps.sd.gov/ps14schedulercovid/

What are the Accepted Forms of Identification to Bring to the South Dakota DPS office to apply for a South Dakota Learner’s Permit or Driver’s License for the first time?

The required documents can be found here:

https://dps.sd.gov/driver-licensing/required-documents

When applying for a South Dakota Instruction Permit, driver's license, or identification card for the first time, you must present originals of all of the following documents:

  • Proof of lawful status in the United States
  • Social Security Card showing full social security number (or other approved document on list)
  • Two Proofs of Current, Residential/Physical Address
  • Proof of Legal Name Change History (if applicable)
  • Liability insurance information (not required for a beginner's permit or ID)
What is the Phone Number for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS)?
  • The South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS) main phone number is (605) 773-3178
  • The South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Licensing phone number is (605) 773-6883
What is the email address for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS)?

Email the South Dakota DPS here: https://dps.sd.gov/contact

What is the Website for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety (DPS)?

https://apps.sd.gov/ps14schedulercovid/

Where are Driver’s Licenses and Instruction Permits issued in South Dakota?

South Dakota DPS hours and locations and branch phone numbers can be found here: https://dps.sd.gov/contact/locations

Does a Parent or Guardian Need to Take Me to the DMV for the written Permit Test?

If you are under 18, you must have your parent or guardian’s written approval

Is a Vision Test Required before getting a South Dakota Permit or Driver’s License?

A vision test is required to obtain a South Dakota Instruction Permit and Driver’s License

Do I have to undergo a physical to obtain a South Dakota Driver’s License?

A physical exam is not required to obtain a South Dakota Instruction Permit or Driver’s License

Do I Need to Provide a Driver’s License photo?

A photograph will be taken at the South Dakota DMV

What are the Steps After Applying for a South Dakota Instruction Permit?
  • After passing the written knowledge test, you must hold the Instruction Permit for a minimum of 275 days (or 180 days if an approved driver education class has been successfully completed). With your instruction permit, you will need to drive under the supervision of a licensed adult at all times. Driver education certificates can be used to waive testing for one year from the date of class completion
  • After the above time period, you can apply for your Restricted Minor's Permit if you have not had any traffic convictions in the last six months.  You must pass a drive test at a driver exam station location or have successfully completed a state-approved driver education course.  All drive tests must be scheduled. With your restricted license, you are allowed to drive unaccompanied from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.  You may drive with a legal guardian from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

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