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South Dakota Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in South Dakota.

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Company Licenses

South Dakota Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

South Dakota Appliance Installation Contractor License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission

Registration Renewal

Form:

South Dakota Appliance Installation Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$160

Due:

Annually by December 31.

South Dakota General Contractor License

Not required



General Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in South Dakota.

There is no state level license for general contractor firms in South Dakota, however, local licensing requirements may apply. Most contractors are required to obtain a department of revenue contractor's excise tax license.

South Dakota Lead Abatement Company License

Not required



Lead Services Company licensure is not required on the State level in South Dakota.

South Dakota does not have a state-issued lead abatement license; instead, these licenses are administered federally by the EPA.

South Dakota Mechanical Contractor License

Not required



Mechanical/HVAC Contractor Company licensure is not required on the State level in South Dakota.

There is no state level license for HVAC firms in South Dakota, however, local licensing requirements may apply.

Local Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Aberdeen Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.aberdeen.sd.us/512/Business-Licenses

Agency:Aberdeen Planning, Zoning & Code Enforcement - Building Inspections Department (SD)

Initial Registration

Notes:

Contact the city for information about applying for a license.

Registration Renewal

Notes:

Contact the city for information about renewing a license.

Aberdeen Residential Building Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.aberdeen.sd.us/512/Business-Licenses

Agency:Aberdeen Planning, Zoning & Code Enforcement - Building Inspections Department (SD)

Aberdeen Sewer Builder Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.aberdeen.sd.us/512/Business-Licenses

Agency:City of Aberdeen Public Works Department (SD)

Aberdeen Sidewalk Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.aberdeen.sd.us/512/Business-Licenses

Agency:City of Aberdeen Public Works Department (SD)

Brandon Building Contractor License

More Information:

http://cityofbrandon.org/index.asp?SEC=15C9A23F-7801-4A9E-9BF3-8F9E15394EF3&Type=B_BASIC

Agency:City of Brandon Planning and Inspection Department (SD)

Brookings Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://cityofbrookings.org/index.aspx?NID=529

Agency:Brookings Building Services (SD)

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Contractor Application for License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50.00 + $4.13 convenience fee.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Plumbing Contractor Application for License (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$25.00 + $3.11 convenience fee.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Brookings Residential Contractor License

More Information:

https://cityofbrookings.org/index.aspx?NID=529

Agency:Brookings Building Services (SD)

Rapid City Commercial and Residential Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.rcgov.org/departments/community-planning-development/building-permits-inspections-information.html<

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Triennially

Rapid City Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.rcgov.org/departments/community-planning-development/building-permits-inspections-information.html<

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially

Rapid City Gas Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.rcgov.org/departments/community-planning-development/building-permits-inspections-information.html<

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Triennially

Rapid City Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.rcgov.org/departments/community-planning-development/building-permits-inspections-information.html<

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$205

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Triennially

Rapid City Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.rcgov.org/departments/community-planning-development/building-permits-inspections-information.html<

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually

Rapid City Residential Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.rcgov.org/departments/community-planning-development/building-permits-inspections-information.html<

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Triennially

Rapid City Roofing Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.rcgov.org/departments/community-planning-development/building-permits-inspections-information.html<

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Triennially

Rapid City Siding Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.rcgov.org/departments/community-planning-development/building-permits-inspections-information.html<

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Triennially

Rapid City Sign Contractor License

More Information:

https://www.rcgov.org/departments/community-planning-development/building-permits-inspections-information.html<

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Triennially

Sioux Falls Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.siouxfalls.org/planning-building/building/electrical/become-electrical-contractor

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Electrical Division (SD)

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrical Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $100 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially

Notes:

Contact the building services unit for a renewal application.

Sioux Falls Fire Alarm Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.siouxfalls.org/planning-building/building/electrical/become-fire-alarm-contractor

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Electrical Division (SD)

Sioux Falls Fireplace Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.siouxfalls.org/planning-building/building/mechanical/become-fireplace-contractor

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Mechanical Division (SD)

Sioux Falls Landscape Irrigation Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.siouxfalls.org/planning-building/building/plumbing/become-irrigation-contractor

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Plumbing Division (SD)

Sioux Falls Mechanical Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.siouxfalls.org/planning-building/building/mechanical/become-master-mechanical-contractor

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Mechanical Division (SD)

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Mechanical Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $100 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially

Notes:

Contact the building services unit for a renewal application.

Sioux Falls Refrigeration Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.siouxfalls.org/planning-building/building/mechanical/become-refrig-contractor

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Mechanical Division (SD)

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Mechanical Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200 if you apply during the first half of the biennial license period and $100 if you apply during the second half of the biennial license period.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially

Notes:

Contact the building services unit for a renewal application.

Sioux Falls Residential Building Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.siouxfalls.org/planning-building/building/building/become-building-contractor

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Building Division (SD)

Sioux Falls Sign Wiring Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.siouxfalls.org/planning-building/building/electrical/become-sign-contractor

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Electrical Division (SD)

Individual Licenses

South Dakota Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

South Dakota Appliance Installation Installer License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent October.

South Dakota Apprentice Electrician License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Electrical Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Apprentice Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

South Dakota Apprentice Plumber License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Apprentice Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$10

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent October.

South Dakota Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor Certification

Agency:South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Waste Management Program - Asbestos Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of last refresher course completed.

Notarize:Required
Notes:

Must complete refresher course to renew license.

South Dakota Asbestos Abatement Inspector Certification

Agency:South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Waste Management Program - Asbestos Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of last refresher course completed.

Notarize:Required
Notes:

Must complete refresher course to renew license.

South Dakota Asbestos Abatement Management Planner Certification

Agency:South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Waste Management Program - Asbestos Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of last refresher course completed.

Notarize:Required
Notes:

Must complete refresher course to renew license.

South Dakota Asbestos Abatement Project Designer Certification

Agency:South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Waste Management Program - Asbestos Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of last refresher course completed.

Notarize:Required
Notes:

Must complete refresher course to renew license.

South Dakota Asbestos Abatement Worker Certification

Agency:South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Waste Management Program - Asbestos Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of last refresher course completed.

Notarize:Required
Notes:

Must complete refresher course to renew license.

South Dakota Class B Electrician License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Electrical Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Class B Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$40 application fee and $40 license fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

South Dakota Class B Electrician License Renewal

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal applications will not be posted on the website until 2-3 months before renewal time.

South Dakota Electrical Contractor License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Electrical Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for an Electrician's License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$40 application fee + $100 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Form:

License Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by June 30.

South Dakota Electrical Inspector License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Electrical Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Electrical Inspector License

Agency Fee:

$40 application fee and $40 license fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

South Dakota Electrical Inspector License Renewal

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal applications will not be posted on the website until 2-3 months before renewal time.

South Dakota Irrigation Contractor License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Irrigation Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$240

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$140

Due:

Annually

South Dakota Irrigation Installer License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Irrigation Installer License

Agency Fee:

$100 exam fee; $65 license fee

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent October.

South Dakota Journeyman Electrician License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Electrical Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Journeyman Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$40 application fee and $40 license fee

Registration Renewal

Form:

South Dakota Journeyman Electrician License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Notes:

Renewal applications will not be posted on the website until 2-3 months before renewal time.

South Dakota Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Journeyman Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$205

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$105

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent October.

South Dakota Lead Abatement Individual License

Not required



Lead Services Individual licensure is not required on the State level in South Dakota.

South Dakota does not have a state-issued lead abatement license; instead, these licenses are administered federally by the EPA.

South Dakota Plumbing Contractor License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$340

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$240

Due:

Annually

South Dakota Sewer and Water Contractor License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Sewer and Water Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually

South Dakota Sewer and Water Installer License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Sewer and Water Installer License

Agency Fee:

$165

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent October.

South Dakota Water Conditioning Contractor License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission

Initial Registration

Form:

Water Conditioning Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$240

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$140

Due:

Annually

South Dakota Water Conditioning Installer License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent October.

Local Construction and Contracting Individual Licenses

Sioux Falls Class B Electrician License

More Information:

http://www.siouxfalls.org/planning-building/building/electrical/become-class-b-electrician

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Electrical Division (SD)

Sioux Falls Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

http://www.siouxfalls.org/planning-building/building/plumbing/become-plumber-journeyman

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Plumbing Division (SD)

Sioux Falls Master Plumber Contractor License

More Information:

http://www.siouxfalls.org/planning-building/building/plumbing/become-master-plumber

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Plumbing Division (SD)

Sioux Falls Plumber Apprentice License

More Information:

http://www.siouxfalls.org/planning-building/building/plumbing/become-plumber-apprentice

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Plumbing Division (SD)

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