Codington County Extension Complex (Entrance B)
1910 West Kemp Avenue
Watertown, SD 57201-3048
Ordinance Review Information Page (updated 4/17/2019)
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)