Planning and Zoning is responsible for the orderly development of the city and the administration of various land use regulations, including the zoning ordinance and subdivision ordinance. The Department assists with requests and applications for:

For questions please email Brandi at or by calling (605) 882-6202.

Application Review

Incomplete applications will not be processed by the City and will be returned to the applicant. If the submittal is complete, the application will follow the schedule for Development Review. 

Subdivision applications (Concept Plan, Preliminary Plan, etc.) that need to be reviewed by the Design Review Team will follow the schedule for Subdivision Review.

Comprehensive Land Use Plan

The 2020 Comprehensive Land Use Plan is scheduled to be heard by the City Council on April 6th, 2020. This plan describes the goals, policies, and objectives of the City of Watertown for future land use planning and development.

Plan Commission

Staff also provides technical assistance and support to the Plan Commission.

The Building Services Department assists with building permits, conditional uses, variances, setbacks, home occupations, and provides technical assistance and support to the Board of Adjustment.

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Physical Address:

23 2nd St NE, Watertown, SD 57201