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 Review 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)

Codington County Building Permits

2018 Meeting Schedule


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


Codington County Zoning Ordinanceordinance-65

Codington County Comp Plan 2012 Adopted102212

Ordinance 61 Joint Jurisdiction

Upcoming Meetings

February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018 Staff Report

Minutes of Past Meetings

January 17, 2017 Meeting Minutes

February 28, 2017 Joint Jurisdictional Minutes

February 28, 2017 Meeting Minutes

March 20, 2017 Minutes

April 17, 2017 Meeting Minutes

April 17, 2017 Ordinance Review Meeting Minutes

April 17, 2017 Joint Jurisdictional Minutes

May 15, 2017 Joint Jurisdictional Minutes

May 15, 2017 Ordinance Review Work Session Minutes

May 15, 2017 Meeting Minutes

June 19, 2017 Minutes

June 19, 2017 Joint Jurisdictional Meeting Minutes

July 17, 2017 Meeting Minutes

August 21, 2017 Meeting Minutes

August 28, 2017 Informational Meeting Minutes

September 27, 2017 Joint Jurisdictional Minutes

September 27, 2017 Minutes

October 16, 2017 Meeting Minutes

October 16, 2017 Joint Jurisdictional Minutes

November 20, 2017 Minutes

December 18, 2017 Minutes

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