• Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • 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

When is a building permit required?

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A building permit is required for the following:

  1. New construction
  2. Addition to a building or structure
  3. Alteration of a building or structure
  4. Repair of an existing building or structure
  5. Shingling, siding and window replacement
  6. Demolition of a building or structure

Work exempt from permits:

  1. One-story detached accessory structures provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet (zoning setback requirements apply).
  2. Fences not over 6 feet high (zoning setback requirements apply).
  3. Retaining walls that are not over 4 feet in height measured from the bottom grade elevation to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge.
  4. Water tanks supported directly upon grade if the capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons and the ratio of height to diameter or width does not exceed 2 to 1.
  5. Painting papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work.
  6. Prefabricated swimming pools that are less than 18 inches deep
  7. Swings and other playground equipment accessory to a one or two family dwelling
  8. Window awnings supported by an exterior wall which do not project more than 54 inches from the exterior wall and do not require additional support.

    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