South Dakota

If you are a corporation within South Dakota, you will need to register with Secretary of State office. Each contractor will not be licensed for a state level. It is important to check with local county or city regulations prior to starting any type of construction work.

Plumbing and electrical contractors will require each individual to obtain a South Dakota license. The asbestos abatement contractors are required to apply to obtain certification.

South Dakota certifies or licenses only asbestos abatement, electrical and plumbing contractors.

How to Obtain a South Dakota Contractor License

There will be no license that will be required for a state level. However, it is best to check with your county and city regulations. Each construction contractor who resides in South Dakota will provide unemployment insurance, as well as coverage for worker’s compensation for their employees.

For an application for electrician licensure, you can obtain it from the Department of Labor and Regulations Electrical Commission, right in  South Dakota. You can go to the following link for more information: 
For an application for plumbing license that you can obtain by South Dakota State Plumbing Commission (605) 773-3429, go to:
For Asbestos abatement certification, contact the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources at the following phone number:  (605) 773-3153, ?

No state license is required for general contractors (check local city/county requirements and regulations).  Electrical and plumbing license and Asbestos abatement certification require education and exams.

Is continued education required in South Dakota for Contractor License?

Continued education will be a requirement for plumbing and electrical license renewal.

NASCLA Commercial Contractor License: Does South Dakota Accept This Accredited License?


General Contractor, Commercial Contractor License: Is This a Requirement in South Dakota?

It is not a requirement for the state level. However, you should check with county and city regulations and requirements.

Is There Any Reciprocity With Any Other States?

Check with your local county or city regulations and requirements.

Question: How do I register my construction company in South Dakota? 

 Register your South Dakota Business With:

South Dakota Secretary of State
Capitol Building 500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-5070


(605) 773-4845


What forms do I need to register my new company in South Dakota?

Register your Business in South Dakota                  

Forms   Tax Forms  


Question: How do I look up a company in South Dakota or see if a company name is available to register?  

Answer: Use this link to see if your company name is available in South Dakota Entity Search