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SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED 

The City of Yankton has received enough snow that a snow emergency will be going into effect.  Plowing will begin at 5:00 a.m. February 24th.  

A snow emergency will go into effect at 12:00 a.m., Friday, February 24, 2017.  The Department of Public Works will begin plowing streets at 5:00 AM Friday Friday, February 24, 2017.  The City asks for your cooperation to please have your vehicles removed from city streets by this time. Vehicles left on Emergency Snow Routes will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

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Licensing

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ALL LICENSE APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FINANCE OFFICE, 668-5243. ALL REQUESTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

These are general guidelines only. For specific questions please contact the Finance Office, 668-5243. 

Special Events Alcohol License

Special Events Dance License

Peddlers or Solicitor License

Capital Building & Gym Rental Without Alcohol Permit

Capital Building & Gym Rental With Alcohol Permit

Street Vendor of Food License

Itinerant Restaurant License

Special Events Street Closings

Parades

Discharging Fireworks

Billiard Hall

Bowling Alley

Carnivals & Circuses

Dance Hall

Dog Kennel

Electrical Contractor

Electrician

Horse Drawn Carriages

Junk Dealers

Mechanical Rides

Mobile Home Park

Motion Picture Theater

Pawnbrokers

Plumbing Contractor

Plumber

Private Collector of Refuse

Restaurant

Shows

Sign Contractor

Skating Rink

Special Dance

Vehicles for Hire

Vehicle For Inspection Report

Water / Sewer Contractor

Water Sewer Installer

 

Licenses and Special Events requiring City Commission Approval

ALL LICENSE APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FINANCE OFFICE, 668-5243. ALL REQUESTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

These are general guidelines only. For specific questions please contact the Finance Office, 668-5243.

Special Events Alcohol License (Application)

Any municipality may issue a special alcohol beverage license in conjunction with special events.

This license requires an inspection of the premises by the Building Inspector and Fire Marshal to ensure that the premises conform to the provisions of Code and other ordinances of the city and the laws of the state. A police check is conducted by our local Police Department, which takes about one week and needs to be done prior to submitting the application to the City Commission.

Processing of this application takes two consecutive City Commission meetings. (City Commission Meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of every month.) First meeting is to set the date of the Public Hearing. Second meeting is the Public Hearing for approval of the license. The applicant should be present at this meeting in case commissioners have any questions. Deadline for submission of application is at least one week prior to the first of the two consecutive City Commission meeting dates. A conservative estimate would require the applicant to begin this process by stopping in the Finance Office six weeks prior to the actual event.

More information about special events alcohol license.

Special Events Dance License (Application Form)

See SDCL 9-34-15. Temporary license to hold a dance. This license requires an inspection of the premises by the Building Inspector and Fire Marshal to ensure that the premises conform to the provisions of Code and other ordinances of the city and the laws of the state. The Chief of Police needs to be contacted to see what type of patrol needs to be in attendance at the dance. Also a police check is conducted by our local Police Department, which takes about one week and needs to be done prior to submitting the application to the City Commission. Proof of liability insurance or a bond is needed. Processing of this application takes one City Commission meeting. Deadline for submission of application is at least one week prior to the City Commission meeting date. A conservative estimate would require the applicant to begin this process by stopping in the Finance Office three to four weeks prior to the actual event. This license alone does not allow for the serving or consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Transient Merchants License (Application Form)

Any person who engages in a temporary business of selling and delivering goods, wares and merchandise within the city and who, in furtherance of such purpose, hires, leases, uses or occupies any building, structure, tent, railroad boxcar, public room in a hotel, or vehicle of any character whatever, for the exhibition and sale of such goods, wares and merchandise. The term “transient merchant” shall also include any person offering for sale or selling from a wagon, automobile or truck, or their vehicle, or from stands, any fruit, vegetable or farm products except as otherwise provided in this division. (Per City of Yankton Code a person retailing merchandise or products of his own manufacture or production is exempt.) A”transient merchant” does not include any newly opened business that is of a permanent nature. This license requires a police check by our local police department, which takes about one week and needs to be done prior to submitting the application to the City Commission. A South Dakota Sales tax license is required. Proof of liability insurance or a bond is needed. Processing of this application takes one City Commission meeting. Deadline for submission of application is at lease two weeks prior to the City Commission meeting date. A conservative estimate would require the applicant to begin this process by stopping in the Finance Office three to four weeks prior to the actual event.

Peddlers or Solicitor License (Application Form)

Peddler- shall mean a person engaged in the selling of personal property of personal services to include, but not limited to, spraying, trimming or pruning of trees and shrubs of all species, painting or repairing buildings or structures, and pest or rodent control by going about from place to place, highway or street parking, or house to house either in person or by telephone to sell the same and who carries with him such property for delivery at time of sale or performs such service at the time of contract for such service or immediately thereafter.

Solicitor- shall mean a person engaged in going from place to place, highway or street parking, or house to house either in person or by telephone to solicit orders for, or to offer to sell, personal property for future delivery is a solicitor. The term “solicitor” shall also include a person soliciting orders for books, papers, or magazines or subscriptions thereto, and shall include solicitors for transient or nonresident photographers. A solicitor for a transient photographer means any person going from house to house, place to place, or street to street soliciting orders for photographic work to be done by a transient photographer. A solicitor for a nonresident photographer means any person going from house to house, place to place or street to street soliciting orders for photographic work to be done by a photographer who has no studio or other place in the city full equipped for the taking and finishing of photographs.

These licenses require a police check by our local police department, which takes about one week and needs to be done prior to submitting the application to the City Commission. A South Dakota Sales tax license is required. Proof of liability insurance or a bond is needed. Processing of this application takes one City Commission meeting. Deadline for submission of application is at lease two weeks prior to the City Commission meeting date. A conservative estimate would require the applicant to begin this process by stopping in the Finance Office three to four weeks prior to the actual event.

Capital Building & City Hall Gym Rental With Alcohol Permit

To rent call Parks and Recreation, 668-5234 for cost and availability. For carry in of alcoholic beverage to be given away (NOT FOR SALE) a letter of request must be submitted to the City Commission for approval. For sales of Malt Beverages i.e.: beer, and other malt based beverages (excludes liquor), see Special Events Malt Beverage License.


Licenses and Special Events that do not require City Commission Approval

ALL LICENSE APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FINANCE OFFICE, 668-5243. ALL REQUESTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

These are general guidelines only. For specific questions please contact the Finance Office, 668-5243.

Street Vendor of Food License (Application Form)

Selling of food from stands, trays, machines, motor or other vehicles, upon the streets or public ground of the city. This application does not require City Commission approval, however the applicant will need to be inspected by the Department of Health for a State license. Deadline for submission of application is at least one week prior to the event. A conservative estimated would require the applicant to begin this process by stopping in the Finance Office three to four weeks prior to the actual event.

Itinerant Restaurant License (Application Form)

A restaurant operating for a temporary period of time, not in excess of ninety days, or in connection with a fair, carnival, circus, public exhibition or similar gathering. This license requires an inspection of the premises by the Building Inspector and Fire Marshal to ensure that the premises conform to the provisions of Code and other ordinances of the city and the laws of the state. This application does not require City Commission approval, however the applicant will need to be inspected by the Department of Health for a State license. Deadline for submission of application is at least one week prior to the event. A conservative estimated would require the applicant to begin this process by stopping in the Finance Office three to four weeks prior to the actual event.

Special Events Street Closings

A letter of request needs to be submitted to the City Managers Office asking permission for a specific street closing. Deadline for submission of the request is at least 10 days prior to the event. Requests should be mailed to the City Manager’s office, 668-5221. This request will be coordinated by City Manager along with the Police Department and the Street Department.

Parades

A letter of request needs to be submitted to the City Managers Office asking permission to hold a parade, and a description of the parade route. Deadline for submission of the request is at lease 10 days prior to the event. Requests should be mailed to the City Manager’s office, 668-5221. This request will be coordinated by City Manager along with the Police Department and the Street Department.

Discharging Fireworks

A letter of request needs to be submitted to the City Managers Office asking permission to discharge fireworks within the city limits. Deadline for submission of the request is at least 10 days prior to the event. Permission will be subject to fire conditions at the time of request. Requests should be mailed to the City Manager’s office, 668-5221. This request will be coordinated by City Manager along with the Fire Department.

Capital Building & City Hall Gym Rental

To rent call Parks and Recreation, 668-5234 for cost and availability.

 

Al Viereck, Finance Officer  416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078-0176
(605) 668-5241
(605) 668-5265 FAX