Welcome to the Department of Public Safety

Our goal is to ensure the safety of all people in South Dakota. The 11 agencies within the Department work in numerous ways to serve the state and its residents.

We invite you to browse this website to learn more about us. And we encourage you to contact us if you are in need of our services.


Are you prepared for Severe Weather Conditions?
Click here for the new OEM Severe Weather
Preparedness Guide




Apply ONLINE, not IN LINE!

For information about renewing your
South Dakota driver license or photo ID card online,

click on the button below!

Online renewal button



Click here for a list of documents you'll need to take with you to the driver exam station to obtain or renew a South Dakota driver license or photo ID card.


Check out our 2015 Annual Report