• 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

Planning and Zoning

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Planning and ZoningPlanning and zoning promotes the creation and maintenance of a livable community, insures the compatibility of adjacent uses, and helps protect the rights of all property owners. The zoning ordinance specifies the details of each district such as building setbacks and height, size and location of open spaces, and the intensity to which the land may be developed. 

The Department of Community and Economic Development provides direction and leadership in implementing the goals, objectives and policies of the Comprehensive Plan, and is responsible for the orderly development of the City and the administration of various land use regulations, including zoning and subdivision.

When a property owner wants to develop or use their property in a way that does not conform to existing zoning regulations, they must go through a public hearing process to change the zoning.

Zoning regulations are found in Chapter 27 of the City of Yankton’s Code of Ordinances.

Areas located one mile or less from the City Limits are includeed in the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ).  Under South Dakota Codified Law communities may regulate land use to make sure that development on property occurring prior to annexation is compatible with long range community goals and infrastructure capabilities.

Zoning regulations for areas in the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction are found in Chapter 28 of the City of Yankton’s Code of Ordinances.

Zoning Map

ETJ Zoning Map

City of Yankton’s Comprehensive Plan

Planning Commission Membership & Meeting Schedule

City of Yankton's Active Transportation Plan

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


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