Belle Fourche, SD

Contractor License Applications & Guide

Applications can be found at the bottom of this page.
Below is the guide for contractor licensing. Online applications and payment options are available - please refer to the main contractor license page for directions and links.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Requirements Prior to Licensing:
Valid South Dakota Excise Tax license number
   This is the 8-digit number followed by "ET" that the SD Department of Revenue issues to South Dakota contractors (xxxx-xxxx-ET). If you do not know your SD Excise Tax license number, you can contact
SD DOR at 605-394-2332 (Rapid City office).
Updated Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI)
Insurance requirements are on the left side of this page.
          Please ensure your insurance company understands to either email the Engineering Administrative Assistant updated certificates upon expiration at or mail certificates to the Engineering Department (see address)

Correct amount of payment
License prices are on the top left corner of this page.
All licenses are either $75.00 or $100.00 depending on if the license is new or a renewal and what time of year it is.
For electricians and plumbers
a photocopy of the contractor's updated state plumbing or electrical license
Contractor License Application:
Applications are at the bottom of this page. Physical copies can be obtained at the Engineering Department's office.
We ask that all new license applicants fill out the entire application.
If you are renewing your license and do not need to update any information, please contact us before submitting your application. 
Click here to check out the "Specialty of Work" page to ensure potential customers are able to find you easier.
If you have any questions while filling out your application, please contact us.

Application Submission Options:
Please send email submissions to the Engineering Administrative Assistant at

In person
The Engineering Department is on the second floor of City Hall

Please address mail to
City of Belle Fourche Attn: Engineering Department
511 6th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Please visit the online applications page on this website to be directed to the corresponding online application form. All submitted online applications must be paid online through gWorks FrontDesk. Payments cannot be processed in person or over the phone for submitted online applications.

Prices and Payments:
License prices are on the top left corner of this page and at the bottom of the applications.
Contractor licenses are always either $75.00 or $100.00 depending on whether the license is new or renewal and what time of year it is.

Payments can be accepted by mail, in person, or over the phone.
The Engineering Department prefers checks, but also accepts cash and card payments. 
Please note: there is a 2.8% service fee for all cards transactions for both in-person and over-the-phone payments.
Please write checks out to City of Belle Fourche.

Building Permits:
The majority of construction projects will require a building permit and possibly a site plan.
Click here to visit the Building Permit page for the building permit application, guides, and fees.
If you are not sure if your project requires a building permit, site plan, or inspection, click here to visit the "What Projects Require a Building Permit" page or contact us.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.