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 Permit List

2018 Meeting Schedule


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


Codington County Zoning Ordinance – Codington County Zoning Ordinance #65 Adopted 03-28-17

Article IV Administration Ordinance – Ordinance 67 – Article IV Admin Amended 03-19-18

Wind Energy System Ordinance – Ordinance 68 – Section 5.22 WES

Codington County/City of Watertown Joint Jurisdiction Ordinance – Ordinance 61 Joint Jurisdiction

Codington County Comp Plan 2012 Adopted102212

Upcoming Meetings

October 15, 2018 Agenda

October 15, 2018 Staff Report

Minutes of Past Meetings

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

December 18, 2017 Joint Jurisdictional Minutes

January 16, 2018 Minutes

January 29, 2018 Minutes

February 14, 2018 Minutes

February 27, 2018 Minutes

February 27, 2018 Joint Jurisdiction Meeting Minutes

March 12, 2018 Meeting Minutes

March 19, 2018 Minutes

April 16, 2018 Minutes – Corrected 7-16-2018

April 23, 2018 Joint Jurisdiction Meeting Minutes

May 21, 2018 Joint Jurisdiction Meeting Minutes

May 21, 2018 Meeting Minutes

June 18, 2018 Minutes

June 18, 2018 Joint Jurisdiction Meeting Minutes

July 16, 2018 Meeting Minutes

August 20, 2018 Meeting Minutes

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