Deadline to renew expired driver licenses is Friday

PIERRE, S.D. (Press Release) – South Dakotans are reminded that they have only until Dec. 30, 2020 to renew expired driver licenses or ID cards and are encouraged to renew online at

The state Driver Licensing program has been working since March to address the backlog of expired licenses and ID cards that were given an extension due to COVID-19. That extension ends on Dec. 30, 2020.

A reminder is being mailed this week to all South Dakotans whose licenses or ID cards are expired or will expire before the end of 2020.

“If you have not yet renewed your expired driver’s license or ID card, time is running out,” said Driver Licensing Director Jane Schrank. “We strongly suggest people to renew online if they are eligible to do so. Renewing online allows eligible citizens to renew their driver’s license or identification card and skip the trip to a driver license exam station.  “

To renew online, by mail or to make an appointment at an exam station, click on People with questions can call 605-773-6883.

The Driver Licensing Program is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.