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Contractor Licensing

NOTE** If you are a contractor, the use of Day Labor is prohibited.  ALL workers must be either an employee or a licensed sub-contractor. 

Under Title 2 Contractor Licensing & Construction Regulations, all businesses who perform construction and construction related work must be a licensed Contractor within the City of Sturgis.  No person shall perform construction related work within the City on property other than the person’s primary resident until he/she obtains a Contractor’s License.  Therefore, the City licenses contractors, electricians, plumbers, house-movers, excavators (dirt work), etc.  These contractors must obtain a license through the CitizenServe web portal. Application for a license is simple and fast.  You will be required to establish a user ID and password.  You must have a valid E-mail address so we can continue to communicate with you.  You will also be able to obtain building permits and schedule inspections through this portal. 

Title 2, as currently written, requires electrical and plumbing contractors to take a competency exam when initially licensing or if the license as lapsed. 

A Contractor License license must be renewed each calendar year. 

Required Documentation
In order to apply for a Contractor License with the City of Sturgis, you must provide the following documentation when registering online:
  • Proof of excise and/or sales tax registration (State of South Dakota)
  • Certificate of Coverage showing minimum liability insurance coverage of $1,000,000 incident / $2,000,000 aggregate
  • Certificate of Coverage showing workers' compensation coverage, if applicable
  • Electrical and Plumbing Contractors must also show proof of Licensing by State of South Dakota.

These items must be submitted through the portal.

The application fee is $125.00 per year.  Payment is made directly through the portal. 

Scott Rovere
Building Official

1040 Harley-Davidson Way.
Sturgis, SD  57785

Ph: (605) 347-4422, ext. 3
Cell: (605) 490-1183
Fx: (605) 347-4861

If a contractor is caught working unlicensed within City limits, a verbal stop-work order is issued and the contractor is immediately required to get licensed before they can continue working.  Non-compliance is also governed by Title 36 Administrative Code Enforcement and a first offense fine is $100, second offense is $200, and third offense is $300, plus all applicable licensing fees and requirements.

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City of Sturgis,1040 Harley-Davidson Way, Sturgis, SD, 57785 • Ph: (605) 347-4422 • 

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