building plans

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 (Measure from lot lines to structures, and measure between structures). The number of inspections, per project, will be determined after application review.

SD Call 811 before you dig

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.

Some underground lines on private property are privately owned and may not be marked by a utility.  Other underground lines, between a meter and the home or business, may be considered privately owned, in which case a charge by the utility may apply to locate and mark those lines. 

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.

Commission Board

The Planning & Zoning Commission is responsible for enforcing zoning, regulations, and building codes as well as ensuring code compliance as regulated by our City’s Ordinances, the 2012 Edition of the International Building Code, Property Maintenance Code and Residential Code with Modifications..

Chair – Peter Holbrook
– Tony Carpenter, Dan Olson, Dave Mitchell, Julie Burhoop
Alternate – Jim Christenson and Andrew DeVries
Building Inspector – Gary Roan
Secretary – Amy Lilly
Public Works Superintendent – Rusty Montagne

Planning & Zoning Meetings

Planning and Zoning meetings are typically held the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 4 pm, at City Hall. To receive approval to be placed on the agenda, please contact Jennifer Roupe at 605-232-4276.

**Meeting dates are subject to change throughout the year.


Zoning Map

2023 Zoning Map

Planning and Zoning Agendas:

Planning and Zoning Minutes: