Planning & Building Services

Top 10

Top 10 Wins of 2014

2014 was one for the record books! Planning and Building Services and the rest of the City of Sioux Falls team accomplished a lot last year. Here are the Top 10 Wins from 2014.

Planning & Building Services Top 10 Wins of 2014
Printable PDF
Bike Safety

Bike Safety

Sioux Falls is a community of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and motorists. Stay safe by knowing the rules of the road, no matter what form of transportation you use.

Rules of the Road
Shape Places

Shape Places

A Sioux Falls Zoning Ordinance

“Shape Places” is a context-based zoning ordinance adopted by a vote of the people on April 8, 2014.  These regulations have been based upon the Shape Sioux Falls 2035 Comprehensive Plan Adopted in 2009 by the Sioux Falls City Council. 

Shape Places - Zoning Ordinance
Shape S.F.

Shape Sioux Falls 2035

Why Shape Sioux Falls 2035? A Comprehensive Plan
  • A comprehensive plan develops policies that will help guide future ordinances, budgets, and master plans.
  • Last Comprehensive Plan had a horizon for 2015 (that is in 5 ½ years)
  • A comprehensive plan guides future land development.

Shape Sioux Falls
Sign Codes

Sign Codes and Design Review Districts

Need information on outdoor or advertising signs? The links below will give you the information you need to know before you put up your signs...
Sign Code Book - Currently Under Review

News Releases

Bicycle Rodeo Scheduled for September 15

Join in the fun for the 14th Annual Bicycle Rodeo at Kenny Anderson Community Center on Tuesday, September 15, from 5 to 8 p.m.…

Posted 09/11/2015 in Planning & Building Services

FEMA to Sponsor Training for Engineers

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VIII and the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management are sponsoring an NFIP workshop in Sioux Falls on Tuesday, September 15, 2015…

Posted 09/02/2015 in Planning & Building Services

Planning Commission Briefing

Prior to the monthly Planning Commission public hearing, the City of Sioux Falls Planning Commission will have a briefing on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at 12 noon…

Posted 08/25/2015 in Planning Commission

View All News


Contribute towards shaping Sioux Falls as a community of choice that is guided by innovative plans and policies, and land use requirements which are clearly defined and reasonable. Facilitate minimum life safety standards for building projects through a customer-service focused plan review, permitting and inspection function.


The Planning and Building Services Department is responsible for managing the orderly development of Sioux Falls and overseeing the protection of property along with ensuring public safety in building construction and maintenance.