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

Assistant
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 7/2/2024) 

2024 Meeting Schedule (Updated 6/3/2024) 

Manure Setback Letter (1/22/2024)

Forms/Applications

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

Upcoming Meetings

July 15, 2024 Meeting Agenda

July 15, 2024 Staff Report  

Minutes of Past Meetings

July 17, 2023 Meeting Minutes 

July 17, 2023 Joint Jurisdiction Meeting Minutes 

August 23, 2023 Minutes 

September 18, 2023 Minutes  

October 16, 2023 Minutes  

December 11, 2023 Minutes 

February 20, 2024 Minutes 

February 20, 2024 Joint Jurisdiction Minutes  

March 12, 2024 Minutes  

April 15, 2024 Joint Jurisdiction Minutes 

April 15, 2024 Minutes  

May 20, 2024 Joint Jurisdiction Minutes 

May 20, 2024 Minutes 

June 26, 2024 Joint Jurisdiction Minutes 

June 26, 2024 Minutes 

Helpful Links

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FEMA
City of Watertown
SD DENR