Residential Plan Review

All submittals for residential permitting are able to be submitted by using Customer Self Service (CSS). An account is required to submit for residential plan review. Please allow up to 48 hours for new account approvals. 


For more information on how to use CSS or if you have any other building permit related questions, please contact Building Services at 605-367-8670.

Permit Fee Amendments

Effective January 1, 2023

On August 9, 2022, the City Council passed an ordinance amending the fee structure for residential and commercial permits. The minimum fee will now be $40 for any building permits starting on January 1, 2023. This minimum fee will include all permits up to $4,000 for residential permits and all permits up to $2,000 for commercial permits.

The permit fees for all permits above the minimum amounts remain the same. The $40 minimum fee will include all residential re shingle permits, siding replacements, window replacements without structural modifications, and razing permits. In addition, the fees for re-inspections and inspections done outside of normal hours also increased slightly.

View details in Ordinance 96-22.

Residential Building Permit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do we have to notify you that we have submitted plans?

No.  A notification is automatically sent to the Plans Examiners when a new plan review application has been submitted in CSS.

How will I know if my application has been submitted?

Plan review status is available at any time by logging in to CSS.  

What are the requirements for residential plan review?

The Checklist-Residential Submittal Review Requirement is available in the resources area of this webpage. This is not a complete list of requirements for all projects as each project presents a separate set of circumstances, but it does cover the majority of requirements.

Is there a plan review fee?

No.  Residential projects do not have a plan review fee.

Do I have to submit my residential plans to other departments?

No.  Once submitted on line via CSS, your residential plan review will be completed by all departments under one submittal. The residential plans examiner will assure that all necessary departments are consulted prior to residential plan approval.  

How long does plan review take?

The residential plan reviews are generally completed within 48 hours, but review times can be longer depending on the number of plans submitted and other workload factors. All plans are reviewed in the order they are received.

What happens when the plan review is complete and my residential plans are approved?

If the plans are found to be in general conformance, approved plans will be uploaded to CSS for contractor use. When the building permit fee invoice is ready, the applicant will be notified. The permit fee invoice can be paid on CSS. Once the permit fee is paid, the building permit will be issued and work can proceed.  

What happens when the review is complete and my plans are denied?

If the plans are found to be significantly deficient, the permit will be denied and a noted set of plans will be returned to the applicant through CSS. Resubmittal is required.

Where can I find the set of plans marked up by the Residential Plans Examiner?

Regardless of approval or denial, the noted plans can be downloaded from the Attachments tab of the permit on CSS. Contractors are expected to implement noted items during construction and future submittals.