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Sometimes, you may need your driving record. You may want to check it for errors or to use it when applying for work. Here’s what you should know about getting your record in South Dakota.

How to Obtain Your South Dakota Driving Record

If you would like to get your South Dakota driving record, which is known as your motor vehicle record in the state, you will need to seek it by mail or in person. It’s possible to get the uncertified form of your records online, so if you would prefer that over a certified copy, then you can do so through one of the various third-party services.

Applying to Get the Driving Record

To get your South Dakota driving record in its certified format, you can do one of two things. You may apply in person or by mail.

Applying In Person

Apply in person by going to your local South Dakota exam location these can be found at:

  • Aberdeen Exam Station
  • Brookings Exam Station
  • Mitchell Exam Station
  • Rapid City Exam Station
  • Watertown Exam Station
  • Yankton Exam Station

When you apply, you will need to provide the application, which is the form “Request from Record Holder for Three Year Driving Record” or the alternative for the full driving record. You will also need to have those forms notarized.

There is a $5 fee for your driving record, and you must provide that fee in cash or check. Finally, remember to provide proof of your identification.

Applying By Mail

If you would like to order your record by mail, you can do so by filling out the Request from Record Holder for Three Year Driving Record (or the alternative full driving record) before mailing a $5 check to the driver licensing office at:

Driver Licensing 118 W. Capitol Avenue
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

Make sure to get the forms notarized before you send them in.

Required Documentation

You need to have your identification if you pick up your driver’s record in person. You will also need to fill out the abovementioned forms. If you will mail in your request, you will need to have the paperwork notarized and to present your identification to the notary.

Fees for Getting Your Driving Record and Payment Methods

It is $5 to get your driving record. You can pay with cash or check in person, or you may opt to pay by check by mail.

Types of Driving Records

There are two main kinds of driving records in South Dakota. The first, which is accessible online, is your noncertified record. The second is a certified record available by mail or in person. If you would like your online records, you can use a third-party service to access them. For all other records, you can seek them out through your local treasurer’s office or by mail.

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Jun 14, 2022