Departments

Yankton County Planning & Zoning

Phone: (605) 260-4445
Fax: (605) 668-9682

Mailing Address:
321 West 3rd Street #209
Yankton, SD 57078

Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm

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

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

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. Read more

Yankton County Planning Commission

Members

Quick Links

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2017 Calendar
2016 Year End Report

Staff

Patrick Garrity

Department Head Send an Email

Denise Wubben

Administrative Office Assistant 605-260-4447 Send an Email

Frequently Asked Questions

See below for the most frequently asked questions regarding Planning & Zoning.
  • Do I need a building permit?

    All buildings, structures, exterior remodeling and signs on property within the unincorporated area of Yankton County must have a valid Yankton County building permit. All building permits must be placed in a conspicuous place along the property's frontage to be visible from the nearest public access point.

    Violations will face penalties of up to $200.00 / violation, imprisonment up to 30 days / violation, or both. Violations will also face appropriate action or proceedings to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business or use in or about such premises in violation.

  • Where do I get a building permit?

    Building permits are available in the Planning & Zoning office located on the second floor of the Yankton County Government Center. A download is also provide in the "link" section of this page. A detailed site plan must be submitted with all building permits.

  • What is a Variance?

    A variance is a relaxation of the terms of the zoning ordinance where such variance will not be contrary to the public interest and where, owing to conditions peculiar to the property and not the result of the actions of the applicant, a literal enforcement of the ordinance would result in unnnecessary and undue hardship. As used in this ordinance, a variance is authorized only for area and size of structure or size of yards and open spaces; establishment or expansion of a use otherwise prohibited shall not be allowed by variance, nor shall a variance be granted because of the presence of nonconformities in the zoning district or uses in an adjoining district or because of conditions created by the landowner.

  • How do I apply for a Variance?

    The applicant will complete a building permit, establish the undue hardship caused by the zoning ordinance, then meet with the Zoning Administrator to complete the required applications. The applicant will attend a public hearing before the Planning Commission and the Board of Adjustment.

  • What is a conditional use permit?

    Each Zoning District in Yankton County has permitted uses and structures and conditional uses. A conditional use is a use that would not be appropriate, generally or without restriction, throughout the zoning district, but which, if controlled as to number, area, location or relation to the neighborhood, would promote the public health, safety, morals, order, convenience, appearance, prosperity or general welfare. Such uses may be permitted in such zoning district as conditional uses, if specific provision for such conditional use is made in this ordinance.

  • How do I apply for a Conditional Use Permit?

    The applicant establishes specific use in a zoning district which is not a permitted use or structure will meet with the Zoning Administrator to complete the required application. The applicant will then proceed with a public meeting in front of the Planning Commission and the Board of Adjustment.

  • How can I report a public nuisance?

    The Planning & Zoning department is responsible for all county unincorporated property nuisance abatement. When reporting a public nuisance, please notify the Zoning Administrator.

Announcements

Yankton County - Office CLOSED
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Yankton County Offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 for the Memorial Holiday.

Highway Department - Road Closed
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

452nd Avenue between 304th Street and 305th Street is closed due to a bridge replacement. This bridge replacement is a shared project with Clay County.

Weed & Pest Department - Nuisance (Spring Time) vs Vector (Summer) Mosquitos
Monday, May 15, 2017
Yankton County Highway - Roads Closed
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

298th Street between 428th Avenue and 429th Avenue is currently closed due to culvert washout. This will remain closed until we are able to get it repaired weather permitting.

Yankton County Highway - Roads Closed
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

302nd Street between 432nd Avenue and 433rd Avenue will be closed today due to culvert washout. This will remain closed until it is repaired weather permitting.

Weed & Pest Department
Monday, May 1, 2017

May is South Dakota's Noxious Weed Control Awareness Month. click for noxious weed listing

Highway Department Hours
Monday, April 10, 2017

We are currently in our Summer Hours, which are 6:30am thru 5:00pm Monday thru Thursday.

Yankton County Weed Dept - Noxious Weeds MUST Be Controlled
Monday, April 10, 2017

Weed Department announces that they will be begin inspections on May 1, 2017 for noxious weeds. Read More

Yankton County Weed Dept - No Spray Program
Monday, April 10, 2017

Weed Department requests if property owners do NOT want their property sprayed for noxious weeds, please complete this form. No Spray Request Form

YC Observer March 31, 2017 article - Yankton Co spends less per person than similar counties
Monday, April 3, 2017
Highway Department - NAPA Junction
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Planning and Zoning - 2017 Calendar
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Yankton County Emergency Management
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

You can text YCOEM to 898211 to receive up to date emergency information.

2017 Calendar
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Yankton County EMS 2017 CPR Class Schedule
Monday, November 21, 2016

Main Phone:
605.260.4400

Address:
321 West 3rd Street, Suite 100 Yankton, SD 57078

Office Hours:
9:00am - 5:00pm CST, Monday-Friday
Closed on Holidays, Saturdays, & Sunday

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