Driver’s, Professional, Hunting
and Fishing License Restriction / Revocation
Restriction of a License
The Department of Social Services can restrict the issuance and/or renewal of any driver's license, professional, hunting or fishing license issued by the State of South Dakota if the applicant owes $1,000 or more in past-due child support. (SDCL 32-12-116 and SDCL 25-7A-56)
A person has three options when his/her driver's, professional, hunting or fishing license has been restricted:
- Pay arrearage amount in full.
- Enter into a stipulation for repayment. The individual must negotiate a repayment plan with the Division of Child Support, Licensing Section, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501 or telephone 605-773-6456. Once a repayment plan is agreed upon, the person will be required to sign a stipulation, which will be forwarded to the circuit court for approval. Once the circuit court has approved the stipulation, the restriction on any affected licenses will be lifted.
- Request an administrative review. If the individual believes his/her license should not be restricted, he/she may submit a written request for an administrative review to the local office handling his/her case. If the person thinks the results of the administrative review are legally incorrect, the person may request an administrative hearing.
Revocation of a License
The Department of Social Services can administratively revoke a driver’s license if a person fails to comply with a court-ordered repayment agreement. (SDCL 32-12-116)
A person notified his/her license is going to be revoked for failure to comply with the repayment agreement has three options:
- Pay the arrearage in full.
- Pay the overdue amount that occurred under the repayment agreement.
- If the person thinks the results of the administrative review are legally incorrect, the person may request an administrative hearing.