Centers (More than 12 children)

Day Care, Center: A facility used for providing adult or child day care, and is limited in number over 12 by the square footage of useable space available. The ratio is 35 square feet per person indoors and 50 square feet per person outdoors.

There are No City Health Department registrations or permits required for this type of Day Care Center. These type of providers are required to register with, and meet all requirements set forth by the State of South Dakota.

The Zoning Department requires a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for these type of Day Care Centers.

These materials and forms should be reviewed and completed as necessary. If you have any questions regarding these regulations, contact the Zoning Department and/or the SD office of Child Care Services.

Outside Resources

Get help finding child care providers at the Child Care Helpline.

Find child care assistance through the SD Department of Social Services.

Request child care provider options through Helpline's Child Care Intake Form.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides COVID-19 Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs.