GFP Commission Proposes Modification of Lost License Replacement Fees

April 7, 2020
PIERRE, S.D. – At their April meeting, the Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed to remove the $20 administrative fee for lost or destroyed licenses, permits or game tags. However, the license agent’s fee established by SDCL 41-6-66.1 would still be charged by license agents and the department.
Wildlife Division Director Tom Kirschenmann explained to the commission the purpose of requesting this change is a direct action to provide enhanced customer service. The replacement cost was inadvertently creating a barrier for potential youth hunters and their mentors. 
Authorized license agents and the department, as per SDCL 41-6-66.1, will charge a license agent’s fee of $4 for resident and $8 for nonresident licenses.
To comment in person, the public hearing will be held May 7 at 2 p.m. MDT at Custer State Park event barn. Oral testimony can also be provided remotely at this time, via conference call at the following GFP offices: 
Rapid City Regional Office (Outdoor Campus West) 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, S.D.
Watertown Regional Office 400 West Kemp, Watertown, S.D.
Main Office, Foss Building, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D.
Individuals can also comment online at or mail comments to 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501. 
To be included in the public record and to be considered by the commission, comments must include a full name and city of residence and meet the submission deadline of 72 hours before the public hearing (not including the day of the public hearing). 


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