Comprehensive PlanEach municipality within the State of South Dakota is required by codified law, to develop and maintain on a 10-year cycle, a Comprehensive Plan.  The Comprehensive Plan is a guide for the future development of the community and is under the stewardship of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Please contact City Hall at 605-745-3135 for inquiries about our active Comprehensive Plan. Residents are welcome to review the progress we are making, submit suggestions or volunteer.
Right of Way (ROW) AbandonmentThe vacation of streets and alley is governed by Title XV: Land Usage, Chapter 155.074 and Chapter 154.03 of the Hot Springs Code of Ordinances and SDCL  9-45.  A replat of the approved abandoned right of way will be required for filing with the County and shall be the responsibility of the petitioner.


Sidewalks, their maintenance, construction and management is governed by Title IX: General Regulations, Chapter 94 of the Hot Springs Code or Ordinances.  

Key points of the ordinance are:

  • All sidewalks shall be constructed of concrete and their width is based on their zoning district.
  • It is the responsibility of the landowner to which the sidewalk abuts to keep the sidewalk in good repair and clear of all obstructions, including vegetation, snow and ice.
  • A permit is required for construction of any new curb, gutter or sidewalk or substantial improvement (demo and replace) of any existing curb, gutter or sidewalk.
  • Intersection Sight Triangle Detail vegetation and obstruction Clearance Triangle required for all city street corners
Sign PermitsSigns are regulated under Title XV: Land Usage, Chapter 155.051: Signs, Billboards and other Advertising Structures of the Hot Springs Code of Ordinances.
Any new sign, new location or new sign size within the Historic District requires the approval of the Historic Preservation Commission.
Sign structures housing multiple business signs shall be considered a structure and will require a Sign Permit.