Planning & Development Services

COVID-19 Response

The City is committed to maintaining the business operations and essential services while making efforts to protect the health of City employees and slow the spread of COVID-19. City staff will continue to work during this time while exercising CDC guidelines for social distancing and cleaning.

The public can continue to access various services that the City provides online and over the phone. Office contact information is available at

Permit and planning services provided by the City of Sioux Falls are available online or by phone.

Contractors Examinations Delayed Until Further Notice

To assist in social distancing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Sioux Falls Community, all contractor examinations have been postponed until further notice. Study materials can be provided when requested.


Customer Self Service is an online tool where our customers can continue to conduct business with the City.

CSS can be used for the following:

  • Applying for residential permits
  • Request inspections
  • Check project status
  • Pay invoices
Go to CSS

Please allow up to 48 hours for new account approvals. For more information on how to use CSS, view our help document (PDF); or if you have any other building permit-related questions, please contact Building Services at 605-367-8670.

By Phone

Contact Planning and Development Services at 605-367-8888 for all other Planning-related questions.


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.


Planning and Development Services 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.

Planning and Development Services

Planning General Line - 605-367-8888

Development Services:
Permit Technicians and Inspection Scheduling - 605-367-8670

Housing General Line: 605-367-8180


Planning and Development Services Director:
Jeff Eckhoff - 605-367-8232

Development Services Manager:
Matt Tobias - 605-367-1896

Chief Building Official:
Butch Warrington - 605-367-8667

Housing Manager:
Chellee Unruh - 605-367-8177