How to Apply for Licenses, Permits, and Land Use Applications:
If you are seeking a Contractor’s License, Building Permit, Building Plans Review, Building Inspections or Air Quality Permit, please contact Building Services at 605-394-4120.
If you are seeking a Rapid City business license for any of the following business types, contact the Finance Office at 605-394-4143: Adult Oriented Business, Central Station Service, Ice Cream Vendor, Pawn / Precious Metals and Gems / Second Hand, Refuse Hauling, Security, Sidewalk Vending, Taxi, Transportation Network, or Alcohol Related Business/Event.
***If you DO NOT have one of these businesses, the Finance Office does not require you to have a business license through their office. Please contact the Department of Revenue at 605-394-2332 if you need help getting a business license other than what is listed under Finance.***
If you have questions regarding future land use planning, annexation planning / implementation, and transportation planning, OR if you need help regarding development applications such as: rezone requests, within the city, and all subdivision applications within the city and within the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, please contact the Planning Division at 605-394-4120.