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Work Requiring Permits
Permits are required any time work is done within the city right of way. Examples of areas that require permits include:
  • Boulevards
  • Curbs
  • Driveway approach aprons
  • Gutters
  • Sidewalks

Call to Confirm Right to Begin Work
A list of licensed excavators and concrete contractors is available from the Engineering or Public Works departments at (605) 626-7010. It is better to call before work begins to make sure that you have the right to do the work. If permits are not obtained where required, penalties may be assessed.

Building Permits Required
No building or structure regulated by the city's Municipal Code shall be erected, constructed, altered, enlarged, repaired, moved, converted, or demolished without first obtaining a building permit. As of January 1, 2007, a building permit is required for replacement of windows and doors. View a list of exemptions

Building Permit Forms
Obtaining a building permit requires applying at the Planning, Zoning, and Code Enforcement office in City Hall and payment of a fee*. It may be helpful to view our forms online to see what information will be requested concerning your particular project.

For More Information
The Planning, Zoning, and Code Enforcement Department requires that setbacks from property lines be met. If you have any questions or need to find the specific setbacks for your zoning area, please call Planning, Zoning, and Code Enforcement at (605) 626-7017.

*Permit fees listed on the building fee schedule are approximate and usually vary slightly from amounts actually charged. Please do not complete checks prior to visiting City Hall.

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