• Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

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

  • 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

Building Services & Permits

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The Building Department is responsible for issuing building permits within the city limits and the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction.

When is a building permit required?

How do I apply for a building permit?

Building Permit Application 

Effective September 27, 2017 the following Building Codes have been adopted by the City of Yankton.  Click on a code for local amendments.

2015 International Building Code
2015 International Residential Code
2015 International Mechanical Code
2015 International Fuel Gas Code
2017 National Electric Code
2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities A117.1-2009
2015 Uniform Plumbing Code

Codes adopted as amended are on file in the Community and Economic Development office.

Other Projects: The valuation to be used in computing the permit fee shall be the total value of all work, as well as all finish work, painting, roof, electrical, plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, elevators, fire extinguishing systems and other permanent work.

Permits Required: Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove convert or replace any plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the City and obtain the required permit.

The Building Official may exempt permits for minor work.

Building Official

Joe Morrow  
416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078

Building Inspector

416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078
(605) 668-5259

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