Current Planning

The current planning aspect of the Planning Department provides support for things that typically are going to move forward with development within the next couple of years.
  • Rezoning: $650.00 + (if exhibit required) $125.00
  • Conditional Use Permits: $375.00
  • Annexations: $350.00
  • Alternative Site Plan: $150.00
  • Initial/Final Development Plan: $350.00
The City of Sioux Falls first started planning and zoning with the creation of the Zoning Commission and zoning ordinance on July 25, 1927, following the South Dakota Legislature adoption of a Comprehensive Municipal Zoning Act in 1927. The Planning Department was not established in 1961 after the City Planning Commission was established in 1959.


Rezoning Petition / Conditional Use Permits/Lincoln County Joint Area:
  Senior Planner - Jason Bieber
  Direct Phone: (605) 367-8671

Annexations / Floodplain/ Minnehaha County Joint Area:
  Urban Planner - Albert Schmidt
  Direct Phone: (605) 367-8603

Citizen Committees (Naming, Visual Arts, SculptureWalk, Arts Council)
  Planning Projects Coordinator – Russ Sorenson
  Direct Phone: (605) 367-8896

Downtown / Incentive Programs / Sidewalk Use Permits: 
  Urban Planner - Dustin Powers 
  Direct Phone: (605) 367-8897 

Historical Preservation / Neighborhood Associations
  Neighborhood Services Coordinator - Diane deKoeyer
  Direct Phone: (605) 367-8889