Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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South Dakota Electrical Commission

Fees for Inspections

Minimum Inspection Fee per Permit - $50

Wiring Permits are $10 each or a book of 20 for $200

The Commission conducts the following allotted number of inspections per the calculated fee per the table below. Inspections in addition to the allotted inspection per fee will be assessed at $50 per inspection per each inspection man-hour or fraction thereof. (20:44:20:10. Minimum fee for requested electrical inspections. A minimum inspection fee of $50 for each inspection man-hour or fraction thereof is charged for electrical inspections.) The policy is in effect as of May 01, 2018, for all outstanding permits.

The table includes a link to the Administrative Rule of South Dakota (ARSD) pertinent to each type of installation.

Installation Criteria Fee Allotted Insp. Per Fee
New Houses (20:44:20:01) 0-200 amps $135.00 2
201-400 amps $275.00 5
401-over amps $300.00 plus circuits 6
Services - new (20:44:20:02) 0-200 amps $35.00 plus circuits 1
201-400 amps $50.00 plus circuits 1
401-800 amps $75.00 plus circuits 1
801-1600 amps $125.00 plus circuits 2
1601-over amps $250.00 plus circuits 5
Services - replacement (20:44:20:02)

0-200 amps $75.00 plus new circuits 1
201-400 amps $100.00 plus new circuits 2
401-800 amps $125.00 plus new circuits 2
801-1600 amps $150.00 plus new circuits 3
1601-over amps $175.00 plus new circuits 3
Circuits Install or Alteration (20:44:20:03) 0-30 amps $5.00 1 insp. per $50
31-60 amps $10.00  
61-100 amps $12.00  
101-200 amps $20.00  
201-300 amps $28.00  
301-400 amps $36.00  
401-500 amps $44.00  
501 amps and more $50.00  
Minimum Charge (20:44:20:10) For individual or multiple circuit installation $50.00 1
Remodel Work (20:44:20:04) First 40 openings or connections (each) $1.00 1 insp. per $50
Each additional opening or connection $0.50  
First 40 light fixtures (each) $1.00  
Each additional lighting fixture $0.50  
Each motor or special equipment $6.00  
Apartment Building (20:44:20:05) First 6 units (per unit) $35.00 1 insp. per $50
Next 10 units (per unit) $35.00  
Remaining units (per unit) $35.00  
Outdoor Signs & Feeders (20:44:20:06) Each feeder or branch circuit
(or see 20:44:20:02 or 20:44:20:03)
$50.00 1 insp. per $50
Irrigation (20:44:20:07) Service $60.00 1 insp. per $50
Each motor $2.00  
Mobile Homes (20:44:20:08)
No feeder charge included in these fees.

First unit $50.00 1 insp. per $50
Each additional unit $25.00  
RV Parks (20:44:20:09) First unit $20.00 1 insp. per $50
Each additional unit $20.00  
Range Wells (20:44:20:10) Per hour will be charged as a requested inspection fee $50.00 1 insp. per $50
Requested Inspections (20:44:20:10) Per hour or fraction thereof $50.00 1 insp. per $50
Swimming Pools (20:44:20:13) - Residential
(all other pools computed under 20:44:20:10)
  $125.00 2

*Please note each inspection is limited to one hour. Inspections over one hour will utilize an additional allotted inspection per hour or fraction thereof or be charged $50 per hour or fraction thereof.

Rule of thumb:
A calculated fee will be allotted an inspection in increments of $50:
$0-99 – 1 inspection
$100-149 – 2 inspections
$150-199 – 3 inspections
$200-249 – 4 inspections
And so on…

Examples:
$50 permit: 1 inspections of 1 hour or less allotted for the fee.
$135 house permit: 2 inspections of 1 hour or less allotted for the fee.
$250 permit: 5 inspections of 1 hour or less allotted for the fee.
Any additional inspections will be assessed at $50 per hour or fraction thereof.

Installers will not receive credit for unused allotted inspections.