Zoning Officer
Luke Muller

Becky Goens

Codington County Extension Complex (Entrance B)
1910 West Kemp Avenue
Watertown, SD 57201-3048

Email Email Zoning Office

Phone (605) 882-6300

Hours of Operation 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. – Monday through Friday

Ordinance 65 Information Page

Zoning Functions or Duties

The Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for zoning administration and enforcement.

The department serves three boards:

  • Codington County Commission: The Commission approves plats and amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances after recommendation from the Planning Commission.
  • Codington County Planning Commission: This Board develops the Master Plan for county development, reviews Site Plans and Subdivision Plans for new developments, and proposes amendments to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance.
  • Codington County Board of Adjustment: Reviews specific cases involving the application of the County’s Zoning Ordinance-Conditional Use Permit, Variances, and Appeals from Decisions of the Zoning Officer.

The Zoning Officer is responsible for reviewing various plans, permit requests and the issuance of applicable permits.

Notice of Building Permits Required for Construction

Notice is hereby given that building permits are required prior to the commencement of excavation for construction or for the construction or moving of any building in the unincorporated areas of Codington County. A building permit application may be obtained online or by visiting the Codington County Planning and Zoning Office. An administrative fee up to two hundred (200) percent of the permit fee may be charged to all who begin construction without a permit. Further, failure to obtain the necessary permits may result in civil or criminal proceedings. Some questions may be answered by clicking here: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Building Permit List

2017 Meeting Schedule

Forms & Documents

Building Permit Application
Variance Application
Petition for Rezoning
Conditional Use Permit Application
Rural Addressing Sign Order Form

Ordinance 61 Joint Jurisdiction


Codington County Comp Plan 2012 Adopted102212

Upcoming Meetings

March 20, 2017 Meeting Agenda

March 20, 2017 Staff Report

Minutes of Past Meetings

March 7, 2016 Minutes

March 21, 2016 Minutes

April 18, 2016

May 16, 2016 Meeting Minutes

May 16, 2016 Joint Jurisdictional Minutes

June 20, 2016 Joint Jurisdictional Minutes

June 20, 2016 Minutes

July 25, 2016 Meeting Minutes




October 6, 2016 Joint Jurisdictional Minutes


November 21, 2016 Meeting Minutes

December 19, 2016 Meeting Minutes

January 17, 2017 Meeting Minutes

March 20, 2017 Staff Report

Helpful Links

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City of Watertown