Belle Fourche, SD

Building Department

The Engineering Department (Building Department) and Building Inspector are responsible for the issuance of building permits, conducting inspections, issuing stop-work orders, following and enforcing IBC (International Building Codes) and city codes and ordinances, working on and resolving nuisance issues, and working with Code Enforcement.
*An inspection cannot be conducted without a building permit being issued first*
 The Engineering Department is responsible for issuing building permits for all structures built, repaired, altered, or demolished within the city limits of Belle Fourche.
Please click the links below for the following information:
The Building Inspector is responsible for inspecting all phases of construction. 
The City of Belle Fourche has adopted the 2021 IRC (City ordinance number 15.04-Building Regulations, with exceptions #1 - 13), 2021 Fire Code and 2021 Maintenance Code.
The Building Inspector does not conduct electrical or plumbing inspections.
The Engineering Department can provide lists of South Dakota state electrical and plumbing inspectors upon request.
The Building Inspector is not the Code Enforcement Officer. 
Clint Haffner is Belle Fourche's Code Enforcement Officer. Click here for more information and contact information.
If you have any questions regarding building inspections, please contact the Building Inspector.
Otherwise, please click on the documents below for the following information.