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Butte County South Dakota Planning

The Butte County Planning Board meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the commissioner's room on the main level of the courthouse.








Meeting time is 5:00 PM October through March and at 7:00 PM April through September.​

Planning Dates & Deadlines for 2023

Planning Board members: 

- Heidi Lewis, Chairman  

- Tom Cooper, Vice Chairman

- Darren Alexander, Secretary

- James Ager

- Bill O'Dea


117 5th Ave

Belle Fourche, SD 57717


Phone: (605) 892-3950
Fax: (605) 892-0240

Frequently Asked Questions
Our Location
Belle Fourche, South Dakota

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: When do I need to get a building permit?
A: If you are building or moving a structure within Butte County.


Q: When do I need a septic permit?
A: If you install, construct, modify, extend, replace, relocate or operate a

wastewater treatment system in Butte County.


Q: May I install the septic system myself?
A: All septic systems must be designed and inspected by a Registered Engineer and installed by a Certified Installer.


Q: How much do permits cost?
A: Building permits cost $50 and Wastewater permits cost $10. Applications must be filled out for both permits. Please contact the Butte County Planning Office for further information.


Q: Are there any zoning ordinances or building codes in Butte County?
A: Currently, there are no zoning ordinances or building codes in Butte County, with some exceptions. Please contact the Butte County Planning Office for futher information.

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