Planning

The Pennington County Planning Department has several options for submittal of applications.

Online:

Please visit the APPLICATIONS page to view and download applications and forms. Applications may be submitted via email at plz@pennco.org. Submissions must include ALL supporting information, as detailed on the specific application found by clicking HERE. Once received, a planner will contact you via email or phone to collect payment and discuss the request.

By mail:

Please visit the APPLICATIONS page to view and download applications and forms. Applications may be submitted via US mail by mailing to 130 Kansas City Street, Suite 200, Rapid City, SD 57701. Submissions must include ALL supporting information, as detailed on the specific application found by clicking HERE. Once received, a planner will contact you via email or phone to collect payment and discuss the request.

In person:

Applications can be submitted at the Planning Office from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Thursday

 

The Planning Department accepts Credit Cards for your convenience. (note: There is a 2.49% fee to use a credit card)

 

For questions, please call the Planning Office at 605-394-2186. You may also contact the office via email at plz@pennco.org.

 
The Planning Department is responsible for the development and enforcement of Ordinances that regulate matters such as land use, construction activities, on-site wastewater treatment systems, public nuisances, subdivision improvements, floodplain, and water quality.  The Department also reviews current development proposals such as Building Permits, Conditional Use Permits, Rezonings, Subdivisions, and Variances.

Development within Pennington County is guided by the Pennington County Comprehensive Plan that was adopted by the Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners in 2020. The Comprehensive Plan outlines a general approach for the development of the County and examines a number of concerns that affect the quality of life, current development and future growth in Pennington County.
 
The Planning Staff has prepared a guide to help understand the development process in Pennington County.
 

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