PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakotans will see an increase in driver license application fees starting July 1.
House Bill 1041, approved by this year’s Legislature, increases fees for certain categories. They are:
*** An original or renewal driver license or ID will go from $20 to $28;
*** A duplicate license or ID $10 to $15;
*** The cost of a commercial driver license $25 to $33; and,
*** Commercial driver license endorsement knowledge test fees $10 to $15.
Jane Schrank, director of the Driver Licensing Program, says the extra revenue raised will help fund the program itself.
“Our goal is to always wisely use the money raised from the fees,” she says. “The average current cost to operate the program equates to $29.75 per driver license or identification card issued. It is predicted that the new increase will keep the program solvent until Fiscal Year 2024.”
Drivers are reminded that they can renew their licenses starting 180 days prior to expiration.
The Driver Licensing Program is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.