South Dakota DMV Change of Address Form

Moving somewhere in South Dakota? Before you cruise around the new neighborhood, add updating the Department of Motor Vehicles to your moving to-do list. In some states, you have less than 30 days to update your driving records and/or vehicle registration, 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.

To begin, select from the following

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?

No. After you've updated your records, you must apply for a duplicate in person if you'd like your new address reflected on your license. The duplicate will cost $15.

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

Luckily, you can update your 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:

  • Your South Dakota driver license number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your name as it appears on your license

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 address for your vehicle registration through South Dakota'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:

  • Your drivers license number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your email address (required)

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?

  • Proof of date of birth, legal residency, and identity
  • Proof of your Social Security Number
  • Two proofs of South Dakota residency
  • Your out-of-state license

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 drivers 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:

  • Owner’s policy of liability insurance
  • The bond of a surety company
  • Certificate of Deposit or securities in the amount of $50,000 deposited with the State Treasurer
  • Certificate of Self-Insurance (minimum 26 vehicles)

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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