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The City of Spearfish Building Department’s vision statement is:
“To maintain minimum building standards to safeguard life, limb, property and public welfare by providing consistent plan reviews and inspection services.”
The Building Department is responsible for issuing building permits within the city limits and Joint Powers Area.

The City of Spearfish has adopted the 2015 International Residential Code, the 2015 International Building Code, the 2015 International Mechanical Code, the 2015 International Fire Code, the 2015 International Existing Building Code, the 2015 Property Maintenance Code and the 2015 South Dakota Plumbing Code.   A copy of these Codes are on file in the office of the City Building Official.

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The Building Official is located:
Building and Development Office
Municipal Services Center - 2nd Floor
625 Fifth Street
Spearfish, SD 57783

Office Hours:  Monday thru Friday - 7:00 AM thru 4:30 PM  M.S.T.
Chief Building Official
Tom Paisley
(605) 717-1123
e-mail Tom 
Administrative Assistant 
Karmen Deuter
(605) 717-1114
e-mail Karmen
Administrative Assistant
Mary Burket
(605) 717-1130
e-mail Mary
Building Inspector
Dennis Hafner 
(605) 645-3341
e-mail Dennis
Plumbing/Mechanical Inspector
Brian Ulmer
(605) 645-3193
e-mail Brian 


LINK - International Building Code Website