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Permits
Grading Permits
5.0101 -5.0102:  PERMIT REQUIRED FOR FILLING AND GRADING
No person shall do any grading without first having obtained a grading permit from the City Engineer. Filling, grading, lagooning, dredging or disturbing of ground which would result in any detriment to streams, rivers and lakes by reason of erosion, sedimentation or impairment of fish and aquatic life is prohibited. (E-299-1)
Contact
For more information about the requirements for grading permits, please call the City Engineer’s Office at 605-882-6202.
To download a Grading Permit form, click here.
 
Floodplain Permit
5.0207:  FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT REQUIRED
A floodplain development permit shall be obtained before construction or development begins within any area of special flood hazard established in Section 5.0206(2).
Contact
For more information about the requirements for floodplain permits, please call the City Engineer’s Office at 605-882-6202.
To download a Floodplain Permit form, click here.  


Sidewalk, Street Approach, Curb & Gutter
Public sidewalks, approaches, curb cuts, driveways and sidewalk accessible ramps are regulated through the City Engineer’s Office.  A permit is required before any work is initiated in the public right-of-way. Each property owner is responsible for the public sidewalk bordering their property. The sidewalk shall be repaired or replaced as necessary, and shall be kept cleared of snow in the wintertime.
Contact
For more information about the requirements for sidewalk, street approach or curb & gutter permits, please call the City Engineer’s Office at 605-882-6202. 
To download a Sidewalk, Street Approach, Curb & Gutter Permit form, click here.
Cost-Participation Program
The City currently has a cost-participation program to assist property owners in paying for the replacement of a public sidewalk in residential areas.  A permit is required before beginning any work, and the sidewalk must conform to ADA standards.  For further information about this program, click here or contact the City Engineer’s Office at 605-882-6202.

Street Cuts for Utilities
The excavation of any street, sidewalk, alley or public right-of-way is regulated by through the City Engineer’s Office.  A permit is required before any work is initiated in the public right-of-way.
Contractor Requirement
The contractor is responsible to patch the street pavement or make arrangements with the Street Department to perform the work for a fee.  The contractor is also required to maintain all traffic control and protection of the excavation work.  The excavation and repairs shall be completed as quickly as possible. 
Contact 
For more information about the requirements for Street Cuts for Utility permits, please call the City Engineer’s Office, at 605-882-6202.
To download a Street Cut for Utilities Permit form, click here.