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State of South Dakota Contractor & Building Information


South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation

South Dakota Electrical Commission – Licensing
Anyone doing electrical work in South Dakota must have an electrical license. To become an electrician and obtain a license, the first step is to complete an application to become an apprentice electrician. See our Forms page for the Apprentice Electrician Application.
For more information visit: South Dakota Electrical Commission Licensing.

South Dakota Electrical Commission – Homeowner Wiring
South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 20:44:14:01(12) defines an “owner’s exemption” as an exemption from licensure requirements for an individual owner who is personally installing electrical wiring and fixtures in a residence or farmstead which is owned and resided in or on by the person installing the electrical wiring or fixtures.
Homeowners are not required to be licensed to wire their own residence or farmstead which meet the requirements of SDCL 20:44:14:01; however, a wiring permit is required. You may purchase a wiring permit from the South Dakota Electrical Commission. (Note: Homeowners are not allowed to wire commercial or rental property with a Homeowner’s permit. Homeowners of a mobile home or modular home are not allowed to wire these structures. These properties must be wired by a licensed South Dakota electrical contractor.)
For more information visit: South Dakota Electrical Commission Homeowner Wiring.

South Dakota Electrical Wiring License Codified Law (SDCL)
For more information visit: South Dakota Electrical Wiring License Codified Law.

South Dakota Electrical Commission – Electrical Code Guidance
For more information visit: South Dakota Electrical Commission Electrical Code Guide.

South Dakota Electrical Commission – Inspection Fees
For more information visit: South Dakota Electrical Commission Inspection Fees.

South Dakota Electrical Commission – Inspections
For more information visit: South Dakota Electrical Commission Inspections.

South Dakota ICC International Code Council Building Codes
For South Dakota ICC Building Code information visit: South Dakota ICC Building Codes.


South Dakota Electrical Codes

South Dakota Electrical Commission – Laws and Rules
For more information visit: South Dakota Electrical Commission Laws and Rules.

NECĀ® National Electrical Code Adoption: 2014
2014 NEC effective July 2014.

Please Note: Due to the nature of the electrical code adoption process, we cannot guarantee complete accuracy of this information. Please notify us of any changes you may be aware of.

South Dakota Energy Codes

The South Dakota Energy Code is adopted and required by the South Dakota Energy Office. This code sets minimum energy efficient buildings.
For more information visit: South Dakota Building Energy Codes Program.





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