Community Development

Community Development staff plays a vital role in the physical expansion of the Watertown community by providing centralized administration and information regarding construction, inspection, zoned district uses, signage, International Building Codes Adopted, and City ordinance compliance. 

Additional Duties

The Community Development staff works closely with the Engineering Department, and other departmental staff, on issues pertaining to development, planning and zoning, excavation, sidewalks, filling and grading, Storm Water Phase II regulations, storm water and floodplain management, flood hazard areas, etc.

If you have questions, or if you are planning a building project, please contact us.   You may submit an online application to apply for a building permit. The turnaround for a building permit can vary on the type. Please plan accordingly and double check with Community Development office whether a permit is needed or not before starting the project. 

Click on either image below to be directed to the online permit software for a building permit or zoning information. 

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Contact Us

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm 


(605) 882-6201


23 2nd St. NE
Watertown, SD 57201-0250