All dogs kept, harbored or maintained, in
the City of Garretson, shall be licensed and
registered. The owner shall state at the time
application is made for such license and upon
such forms as the Finance Officer may provide
for such purpose the owner’s name and ad-
dress, and the name, breed, age, color and
sex of each dog owned or kept by him, and
present to the Finance Officer a record by a
veterinarian that the dog has been vaccinated
for rabies as provided hereafter. It shall be
unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to
allow any dog, owned, controlled or harbored
by any person to run at large on the streets,
alleys, or property of any other person within
the City limits of Garretson, South Dakota.
Such a dog shall be declared a nuisance, and
in abatement, may be destroyed. Any person
having a dog within the City limits shall have
it tied, leashed or otherwise controlled upon
their property. It shall be unlawful for any
person to allow a dog off the premises without
the animal being held in leash.

No building or other structure shall be erected,
constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired,
moved, improved, removed, converted, or
demolished without a building permit is-
sued by the City Building Official. No permit
shall be issued except in conformity with the
provisions of this ordinance, unless a written
approval is received for a special exception, or
variance as provided by this ordinance.


It shall be unlawful for boats, campers, motor homes, and trailers or any other type of vehicle other than a motor vehicle to be parked on any street within the city for longer than 48 consecutive hours.

Exceptions: Construction trailers parked outside of a residence, building, or lot being improved with a posted building permit onsite for current improvements being performed.


  1. General Conditions
  2. No parking spaces are permitted in the required front yard within the Residential (R) District except for portions of the front yard with a hard surface or gravel improved driveway or parking pad which follows zoning and building requirements. Parking is permitted in a side yard or rear yard on a hard surface or gravel parking pad or driveway as long as it is no closer than 2 feet from the property line.
  3. No parking is permitted on sidewalks or extending into the right-of-way.

No minor under the age of eighteen (18)
years of age shall be or remain in or upon
any public street, alley, park, playground,
public building, public place of amusement
and entertainment, vacant lot or unsupervised
public place between the hours of 11 :00 p.m.
and 6:00 a.m. the following day.

The provisions shall not apply to any minor
accompanied by his or her parent or guardian
or other adult person having the care and cus-
tody of the minor or where the minor is upon
an emergency errand or legitimate business
directed or authorized by his or her parent,
guardian or such other adult person having
the care and custody of the minor.

The provisions shall not apply to any minor
within the half hour following the formal
dismissal time of any service or authorized
activity of any church, school, club or other
adult sponsored organization provided said
minor shall have actually attended said ser-
vice or authorized activity. The provisions shall
not apply to any minor within the half-hour
following the minor’s being released from

8-1-1 FIREWORK SALES AND ALLOWABLE USES It shall be lawful for an individual, firm, partnership or corporation to sell or possess for sale any pyrotechnics (commonly known as fireworks) within the City Limits in and along Highway 11 as set forth in SDCL 34-37-10 to wit: Period and times during which retail sales permitted. No person, firm, or corporation may offer fireworks for sale to individuals at retail except during the period beginning June twenty-seventh and extending through July fifth and during the period beginning December twenty-eighth and extending through January first.

Application for such sales shall be presented to the City Council provided approval has been granted by land owner for said location of fireworks concession and all applicable state and city sales tax will be submitted to the South Dakota Department of Revenue.

All prior ordinances and parts of prior ordinances, in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

That this Ordinance is necessary for the immediate preservation of public peace, health or safety or support of the municipal government and its existing public institution and shall take effect upon passage.

Legislative History: Ordinance 606
First Reading December 12, 2011
Second Reading January 9, 2012
Published January 19, 2012
Effective Date February 7, 2012
References SDCL 34-37-10

It shall be unlawful for any person to use, discharge or cause to be discharged fireworks of any kind on Main Street, and within one-half (1/2) block to the east and one-half (1/2) block to the west thereof, between Second Street and Fifth Street.

It shall be unlawful for any person to drop or throw any burning fireworks from any vehicle or other means of transportation or to set off, discharge or cause to be discharged any fireworks by dropping or throwing any fireworks from any vehicle or other means of transportation.

8-1-4 PUBLIC DISPLAYS Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the use of a public display of fireworks provided that any individual, firm, partnership or corporation, prior to making such public display of fireworks shall first secure a written permit to do so from the governing board.

Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the sale or use of blank cartridges for ceremonial purposes, athletic or sporting events.

It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant
of any lot or parcel of land in the city abut-
ting on any sidewalk to keep such sidewalk
free from snow within twenty-four (24) hours
after any fall of snow before 9:00 a.m. of the
next day if it occurs after 12:00 midnight of
that day. If such fall of snow should occur
the preceding day, he shall remove the snow
from so much thereof as adjoins the premises
owned or occupied by him.

There shall be a snow removal emergency
whenever this is a snow accumulation on the
public streets of the city of two (2) inches or
more and provisions of this division in regard
to parking on public streets during snow re-
moval operations shall be effective and will
be enforced. In the event of a snow removal
emergency, no person shall park or allow to
remain parked any motor vehicle or trailer on
any public street in the city until such time as
the street has been cleared of snow.
In the event of a snow removal emergency,
parking in alleys shall be permitted; provided,
however, no person shall park or allow to
remain parked any motor vehicle or trailer on
any public alley in the city so as to obstruct
emergency through traffic.