Carrier Fact Sheet


Examples of Carriers

  • Limousine Services
  • Airlines
  • Tour Buses

Who Needs a License?

Any business or person who transports persons for a fee and wishes alcohol to be present on the vehicle for use by the customers.


The department encourages applicants to review the laws that apply to this license.


The carrier license fee is $100.00, payable to the South Dakota Department of Revenue. The license entitles the licensee to sell or serve alcoholic beverages on all conveyances the licensee operates within the state. No county or city fees apply to this license.

How to Apply?

Submit an application here:

  1. Start a new application without creating an account.
  2. Select your business type.
  3. Select your alcohol license (New or Renewal)
  4. Complete your application.
  5. Pay for your application.

Note: Carrier licenses will be linked to your EPath account. EPath will send you a courtesy email reminder prior to this license expiring. You will simply need to log into your EPath account and click a RENEW link.


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