Dwelling Rental Program

THE PROGRAM

The City of Pierre is considering implementing a dwelling rental program to register and inspect rental housing units. The goal is to protect the life, health, and safety of those living in residential rental units. 

The program is designed to ensure compliance with existing property maintenance code; the program is not expanding it. 

To review the draft ordinance, click here.

PUBLIC HEARING: SEPT 14, 5:30P.M.

At the Sept. 14 City Commission meeting, the city will hold a public hearing about its proposed rental housing registration and  inspection program. 

At that time, staff will explain proposed program changes and the commission will hear public comment.

If  you have questions about the proposed program, contact twila.hight@ci.pierre.sd.us 

PROPOSED CHANGES

The City  held a series of informational meetings to explain the program and answer questions.

As a result of feedback recieved:

  • The licensing component was eliminated from the program. The proposed program now includes only registration and inspection;
  • The $20 per structure fee was removed. Now registration fees include only an annual $15 per unit fee.
  • The draft ordinance now includes the life and safety issues reviewed during the inspection process.

 The ordinance that establishes the program is tentatively scheduled to be on the commission agenda in mid-September.

QUESTIONS

If you have questions about the program, please email us here or see the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Questions or concerns about a living condition can be reported here.

SD Attorney General's Office of Consumern Protection: Landlord / Tenant Rights

DRAFT Registration APPLICATION

RENTAL DWELLING APPLICATION IMAGE FOR WEB

DRAFT INSPECTION CHECKLIST

DWELLING CHECKING LIST IMAGE FOR WEB

DRAFT ORDINANCE

7.2.21_DWELLLING ORDINANCE IMAGE FOR WEB

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS