Zoning Office

Building permit or other zoning related applications are available at the Codington County Extension Office or you may download from this website. Please click here for the FAQ Document.

Thank you for your cooperation,

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  (updated 5/2/2022)

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 Permit List (Updated 9/1/2023) 

2023 Meeting Schedule (Updated 8/9/2023) 


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

Upcoming Meetings

September 18, 2023 Meeting Agenda

September 18, 2023 Staff Report

Minutes of Past Meetings

September 19, 2022 Meeting Minutes 

September 19, 2022 Joint Jurisdiction Minutes 

November 21, 2022 Meeting Minutes

December 19, 2022 Meeting Minutes  

December 19, 2022 Joint Jurisdiction Minutes   

January 17, 2023 Meeting Minutes  

February 21, 2023 Meeting Minutes  

February 21, 2023 Joint Jurisdiction Meeting Minutes  

March 27, 2023 Meeting Minutes 

March 27, 2023 Joint Jurisdiction Meeting Minutes 

April 17, 2023 Meeting Minutes  

June 26, 2023 Meeting Minutes  

June 26, 2023 Joint Jurisdiction Meeting Minutes 

July 17, 2023 Meeting Minutes 

August 23, 2023 Minutes 

Helpful Links

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