About OpenGov

The City of Watertown, SD uses OpenGov for an online permitting software. There are no longer paper applications as all engineering and building permits are online. With any questions about the online permit process, to verify if a permit has been issued, or for assistance with filling out a permit then please call or visit Engineering Division staff. 

To visit the online permit portal click here or visit 

Schedule a Sidewalk Inspection

Please call (605) 882-6202 to schedule an inspection 24 hours or more in advance from pouring. You will want to call once forms are installed for form inspection and after pouring is completed for a final inspection.

Permit Applications & Descriptions

  1. Grading in Floodplain
  2. Approach Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk
  3. Utility Cut
  4. Materials on Street
  5. Letter of Responsibility
  6. Sidewalk Cafe

This permit is used for both grading activities and development in the floodplain. The permit expires on December 31st of the current year and must be renewed annually. Sites greater than one acre need a Notice of Intent from South Dakota Department of Natural Resources to complete the permit application.

DANR NOI: Fillable Pdf