How do I know if I need a building permit?

Building permits are required for all new construction, structural changes, remodeling, fences, sheds, residing, reroofing (both commercial and residential), water heater replacement, HVAC installation, lawn sprinkler installation, etc. Please contact the city's Inspections Department for further information by calling 605-353-8512. View the Inspections and Planning page for more information.

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