Community Resources

Code Enforcement

(605) 355-3465
Fax: (605) 355-3520

Code Enforcement Division
300 Sixth Street (Mailing), 333 Sixth Street (Physical) Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 355-3465   Fax: (605) 355-3520

The City of Rapid City is committed to keeping Rapid City a safe and prosperous place for all the citizens and visitorsExample of Code Enforcement to in community.  The Code Enforcement Ordinance Officers are under the direction of the Community Resources Director.  The mission of Code Enforcement is assist in the administration and enforcement of City Ordinances, as related to public health and safety.  Ordinance Officers respond to complaints registered by citizens, Mayor, City Council, or other City Officials.  If an Ordinance Officer observes violations they may initiate the enforcement action rather than waiting for a complaint to be filed.

During site inspections Ordinance Officers record violations on the subject property.  Once an inspection action is commenced the Ordinance Officer will attempt to make person-to-person contact with the tenant and/or owner of the property and if neccessary start the legal notification process.  Failure to have the property brought into compliance can result in the City taking further action to correct the violations and assess the cost to the property owner.

The Code Enforcement Office assists in the administration and enforcement of city ordinances as pertaining to the Sign Code.  Off premise signage is regulated for size, location, animation, permitting, licensing and compliance with Rapid City Sign Code.  Currently there are approximately 204 off premise signs and billboards in Rapid City that are regulated.  The cost to register a sign is $75 and each sign is registered on an annual basis.

 Read more about Code Enforcement's impact on the Rapid City community here.

Filing a Complaint

Code and Ordinance References


Annual Reports


Code Enforcement Staff

Barbara Garcia
Code Enforcement Manager

Andy Chlebek
Code Enforcement Officer
Clayton McClain
Code Enforcement Officer
Tom Kurtenbach
Code Enforcement Officer