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How to Get a South Dakota Motorcycle License

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Taking care of a task for your license or motorcycle? Be prepared to satisfy any motorcycle insurance requirements.

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To apply for a motorcycle license or endorsement in South Dakota DPS, you’ll need to:

Applicants under 18 years old must first obtain and meet the requirements for a motorcycle permit before receiving a full motorcycle operator endorsement.

Please visit https://dps.sd.gov/ for official application information and to schedule appointments. 

Transfer an Out-of-State Motorcycle License When Moving to South Dakota

If you’ve recently moved to South Dakota, you can transfer your out-of-state motorcycle license or endorsement. To do so:

  • Visit your local DPS office.
  • Surrender your out-of-state license.
  • Complete the application and provide proof of your identity, residency, and legal presence. 
  • Pay the required application fees.
  • Pass an eye exam.
  • Pass the South Dakota motorcycle written exam.

If your out-of-state motorcycle license/endorsement is valid you typically will not need to pass a road test or complete another motorcycle safety course.

Once you’ve received your motorcycle license, be sure to come back to MotorcycleZombies.com to learn how to title and register a motorcycle in South Dakota.

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