Construction Licensing Compliance Guide

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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

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/plumbing/licensing.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Appliance Installation Contractor License

Agency Fee:

$260

Fact Checked:1/27/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

South Dakota Appliance Installation Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$160

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/27/20

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.

Registration Not Required

Not required



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.

Registration Not Required

Not required



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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Notes:

Contact the city for information about applying for a license.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Notes:

Contact the city for information about renewing a license.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Aberdeen Sewer Builder Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:City of Aberdeen Public Works Department (SD)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Aberdeen Sidewalk Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:City of Aberdeen Public Works Department (SD)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Brookings Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:Brookings Building Services (SD)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Contractor Application for License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$50.00 + $4.13 convenience fee.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Brookings Residential Contractor License

More Information:

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

Agency:Brookings Building Services (SD)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$205

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

New Contractor License Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

Contractor License Renewal Application

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

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.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially

Notes:

Contact the building services unit for a renewal application.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

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.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially

Notes:

Contact the building services unit for a renewal application.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

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.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Biennially

Notes:

Contact the building services unit for a renewal application.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Individual Licenses

South Dakota Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

South Dakota Appliance Installation Installer License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/plumbing/licensing.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Appliance Installation Installer License

Agency Fee:

$165

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent October.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Apprentice Electrician License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/electrical/forms.aspx#apprentice

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Electrical Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Apprentice Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Form

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

By June 30 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Apprentice Plumber License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/plumbing/licensing.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Apprentice Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$10

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$10

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent October.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor Certification

More Information:

http://denr.sd.gov/des/wm/asb/asbhomepage.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Waste Management Program - Asbestos Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Asbestos Abatement Inspector Certification

More Information:

http://denr.sd.gov/des/wm/asb/asbhomepage.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Waste Management Program - Asbestos Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Asbestos Abatement Management Planner Certification

More Information:

http://denr.sd.gov/des/wm/asb/asbhomepage.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Waste Management Program - Asbestos Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Asbestos Abatement Project Designer Certification

More Information:

http://denr.sd.gov/des/wm/asb/asbhomepage.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Waste Management Program - Asbestos Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Asbestos Abatement Worker Certification

More Information:

http://denr.sd.gov/des/wm/asb/asbhomepage.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Waste Management Program - Asbestos Section
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Class B Electrician License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/electrical/forms.aspx#apprentice

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Electrical Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Class B Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$40 application fee and $40 license fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/electrical/forms.aspx#apprentice

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Electrical Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for an Electrician's License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$40 application fee + $100 license fee.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Form:

License Renewal Form

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially by June 30.

Fact Checked:12/4/18

South Dakota Electrical Inspector License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/electrical/forms.aspx#apprentice

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Electrical Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Electrical Inspector License

Agency Fee:

$40 application fee and $40 license fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Irrigation Contractor License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/plumbing/licensing.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Irrigation Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$240

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$140

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

South Dakota Irrigation Installer License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/plumbing/licensing.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Irrigation Installer License

Agency Fee:

$100 exam fee; $65 license fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent October.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/electrical/forms.aspx#apprentice

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Electrical Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Journeyman Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$40 application fee and $40 license fee

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/plumbing/licensing.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Journeyman Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$205

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$105

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent October.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/plumbing/licensing.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$340

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$240

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

South Dakota Sewer and Water Contractor License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/plumbing/licensing.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Sewer and Water Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$300

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

South Dakota Sewer and Water Installer License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/plumbing/licensing.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Sewer and Water Installer License

Agency Fee:

$165

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent October.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

South Dakota Water Conditioning Contractor License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/plumbing/licensing.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

Water Conditioning Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$240

Fact Checked:12/4/18

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$140

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/18

South Dakota Water Conditioning Installer License

More Information:

http://dlr.sd.gov/plumbing/licensing.aspx

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission
Fact Checked:4/20/18

Initial Registration

Form:

South Dakota Water Conditioning Installer License

Agency Fee:

$165

Fact Checked:1/30/20

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$65

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent October.

Fact Checked:1/30/20

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

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)
Fact Checked:4/20/18

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