How to Change Name & Address on South Dakota DMV?

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Changing your personal information at a South Dakota DMV is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your SD driving records. Given you have personal documents ready and a bit of free time, you shouldn’t run into any snags when updating your name or changing your address.

Below, you’ll learn the steps, requirements, and fees for doing both these actions.

How to Change your Name & Address with the SD DMV?

You should update your name with the Social Security Administration (find a local SSA office) before changing it at the DMV. Changing your name at the SSA will reflect on many other important documents, making the ordeal easy to deal with.

You will:

  1. File an Application for a Social Security card (SS-5)
  2. Show proof of:
    1. Name change
    2. S. presence
    3. Identification
  3. Send or deliver the documents

The identification documents should be originals or certified copies. Bring these documents and form to your local Social Security office. Or, mail them.

You should receive your new social security card in about two weeks. With this in hand, you should visit your local SD DMV or third-party office as soon as you can to update your information.

To change your name at a South Dakota BMV office, you will:

  1. Provide proof of identification & legal presence
    1. SD driver’s license
    2. SD ID card
    3. Passport
    4. W-2
    5. Social Security card
  2. Show proof of name change*:
    1. Marriage cert or license
    2. Divorce Decree
    3. Court order
    4. Citizenship/naturalization cert
  3. Provide two proofs of SD residency
  4. Pay the $15 fee

*These items must be the originals or certified copies

The DMV will confirm your name change by contacting the Social Security Administration (SSA) if you choose to do so. Else, they’ll process your information and send your new information. The changes only reflect on your record – you will need to request duplicates if you need physical proofs.


Changing your name at the DMV office does not update your vehicle records. You should update your title and registration if you want to keep these items up-to-date to avoid issues. See the SD title transfer process to get an idea of what’s required, as you’ll typically submit the same forms.

How to Update Your Address with the SD DMV

When it changes, you should update our address with the South Dakota Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) and Department of Public Safety (DPS). This makes things easier if you ever need to verify your driver and vehicle-related information.

The South Dakota driver information update process is available in person.

Updating your address does not reflect your driver’s license, title, or registration. You must complete this update by replacing your license with the SD DMV. This process can be done while you’re at the DMV if you update your address in person.

To update your address in person:

  1. Locate your local SD DMV office (find one here)
  2. File the appropriate forms
  3. Prove your identity and residency
  4. Confirm your information and be on your way

The changes only reflect on your license/ID record – you must request duplicates if you need physical proofs such as on your ID or title/registration. You can get an updated license or ID card for $15 (license) or $10 (ID) if you return to the DMV and request one.

Don’t Forget:

You’ll want to update your South Dakota auto insurance as soon as you can. The mismatched information may cause problems if you were to be pulled over. Or, needed to file an insurance claim due to accidents.

Visit your insurance provider’s website to update your policy’s information.


We hope this article has been helpful in helping you update your address on your South Dakota license or ID. Following the simple steps listed above will ensure that you have an up-to-date record with the DMV and that any necessary changes are recorded in a timely manner. Thank you for using DMVConnect!