Community Development



Vicki Fisher

Main Office:

300 Sixth Street 
Rapid City, SD 57701 

Telephone: 605-394-4120 

Important Phone Numbers:

Code Enforcement: 605-355-3465
Parking Enforcement: 605-394-6098

Mission Statement:

Planning, developing and building a better community.



Provides a broad mix of development services including building inspections, development review, transportation planning, air quality inspections, annexation studies, tax increment financing review and historic preservation assistance.


Building Services Division
Code Enforcement Division
Current Planning Division
Long Range Planning Division
Planning Projects Division
Parking Enforcement Division


Personnel - Full-Time Employees (FTEs):




Funding Sources:

General Fund:  87.61%
Enterprise Funds:  0%
Grants:  12.39%
Other Funding:  0%

What We Do:

Building Services Division

  • Plans examination and building code enforcement
  • Building permitting and inspections
  • Air Quality monitoring and permitting
  • Staff support for Building Code Board of Appeals and Air Quality Board

Current Planning Division

  • Plans examination and zoning ordinance enforcement
  • Review and processing of land use applications
  • Prepares zoning code ordinances and municipal code amendments
  • Staff support for the Planning  Commission 

Long Range Planning Division

  • Comprehensive Master Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Neighborhood Planning
  • Residential and non-residential growth analysis and projections
  • Land Use Plan Amendments
  • Staff support for the Metropolitan Planning Organization and committees

Code Enforcement Division

  • Respond to complaints registered by citizens, Mayor, City Council, or other City Officials
  • Initiate enforcement action on violations observed by enforcement officers where no complaints have been filed
  • Administer the processes of noticing and abatement of violations
  • Assist in the enforcement of the requirements of the Sign Code

Parking Enforcement Division

  • Enforces parking regulations
  • Monitors parking that is metered, permitted and/or time restricted
  • Maintains several City owned parking lots and the downtown parking structure
  • Provides support services to the Parking Advisory Board
  • Educates the public on the City's Parking Ordinances
  • Serves as an advocate for continued development in downtown Rapid City

Planning Projects Division

  • Coordinates planning projects and other studies surounding growth, development and redevelopment of Rapid City
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Facilitates the creation and implementation of ordinances, policies and procedures
  • Historic Preservation
  • Reviews development applications and conducts annexation studies
  • Staff support for the Historic Preservation Commission, Historic Sign Review, grant management and a community education program


2024 Spring Newsletter City of Rapid City Department of Community Development - Photos by Darrell Shoemaker

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