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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

Campground Licensure

Step 1 — Complete Campground Licensing Packet

Download the following materials or call the Office of Health Protection at 605-773-4945 to request a packet.

  • Administrative Rules of South Dakota 44:02:14
  • Department of Health License Application
  • Campground Facilities Plan Review Questionnaire
  • Water Recreational Facilities (pools, spas) Plan Review Questionnaire
  • Recommended Standards for Swimming Pool Design and Operation
  • Suggested Health and Safety Guidelines for Public Spas and Hot Tubs

Step 2 — Meet Requirements

A. South Dakota Codified Law 34-18-23 requires campgrounds to notifye department of construction and alteration projects.

  • 30 days before construction starts, submit scaled drawing of campground to the Office of Health Protection (recommended scale 1/8 " = 1 foot).
  • Complete plan review questionnaire and submit with plan to:
    SD Department of Health - Office of Health Protection - 600 E. Capitol - Pierre, SD - 57501-2536

B. If the establishment uses private sewer or water systems, they must be approved by the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 605-773-3351.

C. Complete, notarize, and submit application with correct fee 30 days before completion of construction to:

  • SD Department of Health - Office of Health Protection - 600 E. Capitol - Pierre, SD - 57501-2536

Step 3 — Department  of Health Review

A. Department reviews layout plan and plan review questionnaire.

B. Department sends written notification regarding approval or changes required.

C. Department approves campground plan once it complies with ARSD 44:02:14.

Step 4 — State Inspection

During construction process and before business opening, department conducts onsite inspection to determine compliance with administrative rules.

Step 5 — Approval for Licensing

Department issues campground license once application is made, plan review is completed, and final inspection determines compliance.

Additional Information Links

Governor's Office of Economic Development, Business Start-Up information
South Dakota Plumbing Commission
South Dakota Electrical Commission
South Dakota Department of Revenue

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