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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in South Dakota

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The State of South Dakota does not have reciprocity agreements with other states for General Contractors.  This is because licensing is handled on the local-level in South Dakota, by the city or county in which the contractor plans to work.

Out-of-state contractors who want to work on construction projects in the South Dakota must check with the local planning or building department to determine what is required.  Most cities require contractors to obtain a license, pass a qualifying exam and hold the proper insurance and permits for their projects.

*Contractors should always notify the local planning or building department if they hold a license in another state. 

All South Dakota contractors are also required to obtain a Contractor Excise Tax License from the South Dakota Department of Revenue.  This license is required regardless of how much the contractor earns or pays in taxes each year.  A Contractor Excise Tax License is required to participate in construction within the state.

For more information about the local licensing laws visit out page for General Contractors working in the State of South Dakota.

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