Construction, modification, repair, enlargement, or placement of any structure over 80 square feet in size
Decks or porches over 30 inches in height
Shingling, siding, and window or door replacement
Permits for certain minor work may be exempted by the building department. Please call 605-773-3072 to confirm whether or not a building permit may be required for your project.
Mechanical permits are required for:
The replacement, modification, or installation of furnaces, boilers, fireplaces, and water heaters that burn fossil fuels
The modification or installation of any venting associated with any such appliance
Any gas piping installed or modified that serves those appliances
Right of Way Excavation Permits
Excavation permits are required before anyone may excavate in city streets or right of ways within the city limits. Fees may be associated with excavation permits for street or alley repairs.
City licenses required for:
All manufactured and mobile home installers doing plumbing work
All plumbing contractors and employees doing plumbing work
All electrical contractors and employees doing electrical work
All mechanical contractors, installers, and apprentices doing mechanical work
All water and sewer line installation contractors
All contractors doing residential construction within the city of Pierre
Note: State licenses may also be required for the above occupations.
The City of Pierre's legal notices are published in the Pierre Capitol Journal