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June 24, 2014 03:43 PM

Renew Driver's Licenses Online

Starting July 1, renewing your South Dakota driver's license will be a lot more convenient.

A new law removes the requirement for a statement from an ophthalmologist or optometrist as part of the renewal process.  Persons 65 and older must still provide a vision statement.

The 2013 Legislature authorized the Driver Licensing Program to implement an online and mail-in renewal process.

Driver licenses are valid for five years. The law allows online renewal every other five-year cycle. License holders who prefer to renew at an exam station will take the standard vision test.

Applicants who would prefer to visit an exam station in person are reminded that the Driver Licensing Program offers scheduled appointments in several cities.

To schedule an appointment for driver license or ID card renewal in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen or Watertown, or with any other driver licensing questions, applicants may go online or call 1-800-952-3696.

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