South Dakota Department of Public Safety
State Fire Marshal
South Dakota State Fire Marshal | SD DPS
Plan review, enforcement, inspection is limited to school facilities, day care facilities and group family day care homes. Building codes for other types of buildings are enforced at the local level only. If the local unit of government adopts any ordinance prescribing standards for new construction, the ordinance must use the 2021 edition of the IBC, but amendments are permitted to be adopted locally. There are no statewide residential building codes or energy codes, but municipalities may adopt a code at the local level.
The tall mass timber provisions went into effect in 2022.
Code amendments do not involve subjects impacting wood construction.
South Dakota is on the most current commercial building code at this time. The 2018 IRC could be adopted as soon as 2023.
South Dakota is typically on a 3-year code update cycle. South Dakota is currently considering adopting the 2018 IRC as a statewide residential code minimum.
South Dakota adopted the 2021 edition of the IBC in March of 2021.
Page last updated: December 2022