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Mailing Address: Yankton County Planning & Zoning

                               321 West 3rd Street #209                                                                                            

                               Yankton, SD  57078

Department Head: Patrick Garrity

Staff: Denise Wubben

Phone: (605) 260-4445

Fax: (605) 668-9682


Hours: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM   1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Planning & Zoning Office is located on the second floor of the Yankton County Government Center building, the south office on the west side.

The Planning Department is responsible for managing the physical growth of the unincorporated area of the County. The Yankton County Comprehensive Plan is the official document used to guide decisions on land use matters. The Comprehensive Plan is designed to anticipate and deal with changes occurring within the County.

The plan contains the county's demographics, infrastructure details, data on schools, parks, and open spaces, a growth area analysis, existing land use categories and evaluations, planning policy framework and plan implementation. Support zoning ordinance provide specific regulations to implement the Comprehensive Plan.

The Yankton County Planning Commission consists of at least one County Commissioner and twelve non-elected members appointed by the County Commission for a three year term. Meetings are scheduled every second Tuesday of the month to consider agenda items including rezoning, variance, conditional use permit and other land use requests. Recommendations are provided to the Yankton County Board of Adjustment for final approval or denial. The decision making process conducted by the Planning Commission and the Board of Adjustment is enhanced by research and technical support by the Planning Department staff.

Services provided by the Planning & Zoning Office:

  • Building Permits
  • Plat Approval
  • Variances
  • Conditional Use Permit
  • Nuisance Abatement
  • Planning Projects & Implementation
  • Floodplain Development Permit
  • Agriculture Drainage Permit



See Contact Us for more information.








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