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Acceptable IDs in SD


South Dakota Acceptable Forms of ID:

The following types of ID are acceptable for purchasing alcohol in South Dakota

In South Dakota, you need to make a reasonable attempt to investigate the age of the person attempting to purchase alcohol. This is done by thoroughly examining an age-bearing photo ID that would, according to the SD Statutes, "appear valid to a reasonable and prudent person" (35-9-1.2).

Generally acceptable forms of ID include:
  • A valid driver's license
  • A state issued identification card
  • A military ID
  • Current passport

Contact information for the SD board is listed below.

South Dakota Department of Revenue
Phone: Telephone: (605) 773-3311

You are encouraged to contact the SD liquor board with any questions you may have about SD's acceptable forms of ID for purchasing alcohol.