You must have a plumbing inspection certificate for all plumbing installations. The only exceptions are for those cities that have their own inspection requirements. You should contact the finance or inspection office of the city where the home or commercial structure is located to learn whether an inspection is required by local ordinance. At present, the following cities perform their own inspections:
Find the state inspector for your region in the table below. Inspectors work during regular business hours Monday through Friday. You may contact them by phone (605.773.3429) or fax (605.773.5405).
All inspection requests, including any of the above phases, require advance notice to the appropriate inspector. Due to the size of the geographical area for which each inspector is responsible, five-days notice is recommended.
In extreme situations only, emergency inspections can be completed. Any emergency inspection can generally be handled within 24 hours of the request.
Counties in Region
|Northwest||Gerald Johnson||Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Haakon, Lawrence, Meade, Perkins, Stanley, Ziebach|
|Southwest||James Borth||Bennett, Custer, Fall River, Jackson, Jones, Melette, Pennington, Shannon, Todd (also covers southern parts of Haakon, Lawrence, Meade and counties)|
|Northeast||Richard Steen||Beadle, Brookings, Brown, Campbell, Clark, Codington, Day, Deuel, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Hughes, Hyde, Kingsbury, Marshall, McPherson, Potter, Roberts, Spink, Sully, Walworth|
Aurora, Buffalo, Bon Homme, Brule, Charles Mix, Clay, Davison, Douglas, Gregory, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jerauld, Lyman, McCook, Miner, Sanborn, Tripp, Turner, Yankton
Lake, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Moody, Union
The map below illustrates the inpectors covering each region in South Dakota.
|Inspection Fee (single family dwelling)||$40.00|
|Inspection Fee (small other 1 to 5 fixtures)||$100.00|
|Inspection Fee (all others)||$200.00|
A typical residential or commercial inspection occurs in three phases:
For more information regarding inspections, please contact:
State Plumbing Commission
308 South Pierre Street
c/o 1320 E Sioux Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501