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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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South Dakota Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

South Dakota Appliance Installation Contractor License

Agency:South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation - Plumbing Commission
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:Aberdeen Planning, Zoning & Code Enforcement - Building Inspections Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:Aberdeen Planning, Zoning & Code Enforcement - Building Inspections Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Aberdeen Sewer Builder Contractor License

Agency:City of Aberdeen Public Works Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Aberdeen Sidewalk Contractor License

Agency:City of Aberdeen Public Works Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Brandon Building Contractor License

Agency:City of Brandon Planning and Inspection Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Brookings Plumbing Contractor License

Agency:Brookings Building Services (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:Brookings Building Services (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

City of Pierre Residential Construction Contractor License

Agency:City of Pierre - Finance Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Insurance Requirements:
  • General Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $300,000
  • Worker's Compensation Insurance as required by the State of South Dakota
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance
  • South Dakota Contractor excise tax license

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

Annually by December 31

Required Attachments:
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • Certificate of Worker's Compensation Insurance
  • South Dakota Contractor excise tax license

Rapid City Commercial and Residential Contractor License

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:Rapid City Community Development Department (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Electrical Division (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Electrical Division (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Sioux Falls Fireplace Contractor License

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Mechanical Division (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Sioux Falls Landscape Irrigation Contractor License

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Plumbing Division (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Sioux Falls Mechanical Contractor License

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Mechanical Division (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Mechanical Division (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Building Division (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Sioux Falls Sign Wiring Contractor License

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Electrical Division (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarization Required?:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of last refresher course completed.

Notarization Required?: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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarization Required?:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of last refresher course completed.

Notarization Required?: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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarization Required?:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of last refresher course completed.

Notarization Required?: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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarization Required?:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of last refresher course completed.

Notarization Required?: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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification

Agency Fee:

$100

Notarization Required?:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application for Asbestos Certification (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by the date of last refresher course completed.

Notarization Required?: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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Electrical Division (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Sioux Falls Journeyman Plumber License

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Plumbing Division (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Sioux Falls Master Plumber Contractor License

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Plumbing Division (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Sioux Falls Plumber Apprentice License

Agency:City of Sioux Falls Planning & Development Services - Plumbing Division (SD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Not Set
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

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