• Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Community and Economic Development

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COVID-19 Response

The Community & Economic Development Department is currently open with substantial restrictions as defined by Phase 0 (Planning & Implementation) and Phase 1 of the City of Yankton Facilities and Services Plan.  Phase 1 is active case numbers 50+ in the county, upward trend in COVID-19 active cases or a doubling rate lower than 5 days.  This status is also affected by facility risk factors, staffing and or the availability of personal protective equipment.

City Hall’s entry doors are locked and most business is being conducted via technology or on site for construction projects.

To apply for a building permit, conditional use permit, zoning change or to direct a question to staff, please email or call 605-668-5251.


The Community and Economic Development Department serves as the point of contact for development related issues including long range city planning, zoning, subdivision planning, building permits and plumbing permits, mobile home parks, and code enforcement activities.


The department includes the Community and Economic Development Director, Building Official, Building Inspector, Community Development Manager, Building Maintenance/Custodial Supervisor and a Custodian.

The Community and Economic Development Office is located on the first floor of City Hall and can be reached at 668-5251. 

Dave Mingo, Community and Economic Development Director 
416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5251