Building Permits, Plans, Inspections

An approved building permit gives you legal permission to start a building project per North Sioux City ordinances, in accordance with approved drawings and specifications.

- new construction (i.e., building, carport, garage, shed, deck, pool, etc.)

- additions (i.e., bedrooms, bathrooms, family rooms, etc.)

- renovations to existing structures (i.e., garage conversions, basement furnishings, kitchen expansions, etc.)

- residential work (i.e., fences, fireplaces, decks, garages, pools, water heaters, etc.)

- moving structures (i.e., sheds, garages, etc.) or demolishing structures

Along with your completed building permit, you need to provide site plans and drawings. For residential permits, plans don't necessarily need to be professionally created. However, they do need to show lot lines, measurements from lot lines to structures, and between structures. The number of inspections, per project, will be determined after application review.

Call Before You Dig ... Anything

The South Dakota One Call system provides for communication between excavators and underground facility operators so buried utilities can be marked in advance of any digging. This applies to homeowners as well as contractors. By dialing 811 (in state), you are connected directly to the One Call notification system.

Penalties ranging from $1,000 up to $10,000 may apply for failure to call for utility locates as stated in South Dakota Codified Laws 49-7A-18 and 49-7A-19.

Outside of South Dakota call (800) 781-7474. Locate requests are accepted 24/7.