I will be traveling to South Dakota shortly and was checking on their laws. I ran across this little gem: The sheriff will issue a temporary permit within five days from the date of application (SDCL 23-7-7.1). Within seven days after the temporary permit has been issued, the sheriff sends a copy of the application to the secretary of state who issues the official permit (SDCL 23-7-. Now that's more like it. Edit: The cool man is supposed to be "-8"