South Dakota Building Codes and Contacts

The following information is reprinted with permission from the Building Codes Assistance Project:South Dakota climate zones
Current Commercial Code

2015 IBC, amended at the discretion of the local governing body.
Effective 7/15/2015

Current Residential Code

South Dakota Residential Energy Conservation Standard
Based on the 2009 IECC, voluntary only
Passed 3/15/2011, effective 7/1/2011

The city of Sioux Falls has adopted the 2012 IECC with local amendments.

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Climate Zones: 5A, 6A

Code Adoption and Change Process

Code Change Process

Promulgation of any statewide energy code would have to proceed through the state legislature.

Code Change Cycle

No set schedule

Next Code Update


South Dakota Code Contacts

Michelle Farris, PE
Statewide Energy Manager
South Dakota Bureau of Administration
Energy Management Office


Isaac Elnecave
Senior Policy Manager
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA)

This information was compiled by the Building Codes Assistance Project, and used with their permission.