The Town of Gayville is Zoned. Building permits are required.
The building permit form can be found below on this page. Mail the completed form to the Town Clerk
Gayville, South Dakota Construction Guide
SECTION 403: Building Permit Required
No building or other structure shall be erected, moved, added to, or structurally altered without a permit therefore, issued by the administrative official. No building permit shall be issued except in conformity with the provisions of this Ordinance, except after written permission of the Trustees.
SECTION 404: Application for Building Permit
All applications for building permits shall be accompanied by plans drawn to scale, showing the actual dimensions and shape of the lot to be built upon, the exact sizes and locations on the lot of buildings already existing, if any; and the location and dimensions of the proposed building or alteration. The application shall include such other information as lawfully may be required by the administrative official, including existing or proposed building or alteration; existing or proposed uses of the building and land; the number of families, housekeeping units or rental units the building is designed to accommodate; conditions existing on the land; and such other matters as may be necessary to determine conformance with, and provide for the enforcement of, this ordinance.
One copy of the plans shall be returned to the applicant by the administrative official, after he/she shall have marked such copy either as approved or disapproved and attested to same by his/her signature on such copy. The original and one copy of the plans, similarly marked, shall be retained by the administrative official.
SECTION 405: Schedule of Fees, Charges, and Expenses
The Trustees shall establish a schedule of fees, charges, and expenses, and a collection procedure, for building permits, appeals and other matters pertaining to this Ordinance. This schedule of fees shall be posted in the office of the Administrative Official, and may be altered or amended only by the Trustees.
No permit, certificate, special exception, or variance shall be issued unless or until such costs, charges, fees, or expenses have been paid in full, no shall any action be taken on proceedings before the Trustee unless or until preliminary charges and fees have been paid in full.
SECTION 406: Violation and Penalties
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof may be punishable by a fine up to One Hundred Dollars ($100) for each and every day during which such illegal location, erection, construction, reconstruction, enlargement, change, maintenance or use continues.
Print out and complete form. When finished, give form to Town Clerk.
The Town of Gayville limits each individual household to have 3 dogs and 5 cats. All dogs should be licensed prior to April 30th. A proof of rabies vaccine must be presented. Contact the Town Treasurer or Clerk to register your dog. After May 31st, the price to license a dog goes from $10 to $20 for each one.
It shall be unlawful for any owner of a dog to allow their dog to run at large at any time beyond the limits of the land of its owner, and upon the streets, sidewalks, or other public or private property. A dog shall be considered not to be at large whenever the dog is under control of a person by means of a leash, chain, cord or rope of not more than ten feet in length and of sufficient strength to control the dog.
Limit: 3 Dogs/5 Cats Per Household
Control Your Pet!
*Please pick up after your pet
Garbage Collection Information: The garbage collector requires all garbage to be in appropriate garbage cans not loose bags. If the driver cannot lift the garbage cans he will not collect them. The garbage man will not take yard waste, furniture, carpet, appliances, etc. Please remove garbage can along the street after collection.
Landfill: Only your waste, leaves, trees, grass clippings, and branches are allowed to be deposited at the landfill. We must maintain and keep the area free of garbage, plastic bags, metal, etc. or the area will have to be closed. Residents are reminded if you haul grass clippings or yard waste in plastic bags, you must empty and remove the bag from the area. Items such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, and cans have been thrown at the landfill which is not allowed. Anyone seeing or knowing the person/persons discarding such items please notify a board member or any town employee. The penalty for violations if convicted is a 100.00 fine (Ordinance No. 75). The Town will enforce to the fullest.
Burning At The Landfill: No one is allowed to burn or start the landfill on fire. Burning is by "Authorized Personnel Only". Anyone caught or reported starting a fire at the landfill will pay the Fire Department's cost to put the fire out.
Mosquitoes: Yankton County will be spraying the Town when necessary and when the weather permits. The South Dakota Department of Health has asked all communities to support and help control mosquitoes and West Nile Virus. Homeowners are asked to eliminate conditions on private property that contribute to misquotes infestation. Mosquitoes must have water to reproduce; just an inch of water in the bottom of a forgotten container can be a hatching site for hundreds of mosquitoes. The Town Council encourages all residents to check their property and eliminate breeding places such as:
- Get rid of old tires, tin cans, buckets, drums, bottles or any water holding containers
- Fill in or drain any low places (puddles, ruts, etc.) in the yard
- Keep roof gutters free of leaves and other debris
- Cover trash and all containers to keep out rainwater
- Change water in birdbaths and plant pots or drip trays at least once each week
- Keep grass cut and shrubbery well-trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes cannot hide
Mowing and Weed Control: All property in the Town of Gayville must be mowed to control unhealthy vegetation or weeds. Spraying or cutting of weeds is required on all properties. Vegetation must not grow higher than 6" in height. (Ordinance No. 89)
Vehicle License Survey: All vehicles must have a current license in accordance to the Abandoned Car Ordinance. During June to August a survey of the town will be taken and a list of vehicles with expired license will be submitted to the town attorney for further action.
Alleys: Alleys are fire emergency routes and are required to be open and clear at all times. Please do not park vehicles in alleys or pile debris in them as to obstruct access.
Parking on the Street: Parking vehicles on the street or along the street extending into the driving lane causes a potential danger. In accordance to Ordinance No. 2009-102 off street and off right-of-way parking is required for residents and/or business property. "There must be no less than five foot clearance from any part of the vehicle to the edge of the street." All residents and/or property owners are required to provide off street parking for the safety of all residents.
4-Wheeler Owners & Operators: All 4-wheeler owners & operators please note: 4-Wheelers must have a vehicle license plate to be operated on any city street, roadway or highway. The operator must be a licensed driver and must obey all speed laws. Many violations and dangerous situations have been observed. Residents are asked to notify the Yankton County Sheriff''s Department of violations of the laws.
Speed Limit in Town: Drivers please slow down. There are many complaints about the speed vehicles are traveling through town. Residents are reminded you can call the Yankton County Sheriff's Office to report those who feel they must speed down the streets.
Dog/Cats: All dogs should be licensed prior to April 30th. Proof of rabies must be presented. Contact Treasurer or Clerk to register your dog. Limit to 3 dogs and 5 cats to individual households. After May 31st price to license goes from $10 to $20 for each animal.
Ordinance No. 1 – Relating To Peddlers
Section 1: No person shall by himself or agent peddle any goods, wares or merchandise or in any manner exercise the occupation, business or calling of a peddler within this town without first having obtained a license therefore or hereinafter provided.
Ordinance No. 2 – Providing For Licensing Theater, Concert, Etc.
Section 1: It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to open, conduct or arrange any theater, concert, circus, skating rink, or any other exhibition, shows, or amusement of the kind or character herein mentioned for pay at any point within this town without having a license for so doing.
Ordinance No. 7 – Noxious Weeds
Section 1: Every person or persons shall destroy upon all lot or lots which he or they shall own or occupy all noxious weeds of any kind by cutting them down at such time as the trustees of the town shall order.
Ordinance No. 12 – Rubbish
Section 1: It shall be unlawful for any person or person to dump any rubbish or earth into the ditches or drains, along the streets.
ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1
AN ORDINANCE TO REQUIRE THE MAINENANCE OF SIDEWALKS.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF GAYVILLE SOUTH DAKOTA:
- It shall be the responsibility of the property owner to maintain all sidewalks adjacent to his property in a safe, unobstructed and passable conditions determined by the Town Building Inspector.
- No existing sidewalks may be removed or relocated without the approval of the Town Building Inspector, any unsafe, obstructed or unpassable sidewalks, upon notice from the Townâ€™s Building Inspector shall be repaired or replaced within 120 days from written notification.
- All replacement sidewalk and new construction plans shall be submitted to the Town Building Inspector and shall conform to the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the South Dakota Department of Transportation where applicable.Â Construction shall be of base materials of at least two inches in thickness of materials approved by the Townâ€™s Building Inspector.Â Sidewalks shall be no less than four inches in thickness (the use of standard two-by four forms are acceptable), of Portland Cement Construction of not less than four-foot-wide in residential areas, with slope toward the street of one-sixteenth inch per foot of width.Â Commercial properties shall have sidewalks of no less than the required residential sidewalks, excluding commercial districts with wider existing sidewalks, which new installation must match existing width, building to curb.
- All new sidewalk construction shall conform with existing sidewalks in reference to the right-of-way, if no sidewalks exist, they shall be constructed adjacent to the city right-of-way.
- The building and construction of all sidewalks and curbing within the town limits shall be done under the direct supervision of the Townâ€™s Building Inspector or their designee.
- Every owner of a lot upon which exists old or new sidewalks are responsible to keep the same in repair and free of debris and snow; snow removal shall be within 24 hours of its accumulations, if snow removal is impossible due to ice accumulation, the owner/occupant shall sprinkle or spread some suitable material to prevent it from becoming slippery and dangerous to travel.Â If snow or debris is not removed within the time prescribed herein, the Town may remove the same and assess, the actual expense incurred, against the lot owner of the abutting property.
- All new sidewalks shall confirm to the height of existing installations, but in no case more than two inches above ground level.
- Every sidewalk constructed, which does not confirm to the provisions of this ordinance, shall be rebuilt by the lot owner, at their own expense, within a time designated in the notice of non-conformity given by the Town.Â In the event properties are not brought into conformity in the allotted time, the Town shall have the right to enter upon the property and have the property brought into conformity with the requirements of this ordinance, at the landownerâ€™s expense, which expense may be assessed against the property.
- All residential, business, or industrial building lots which have new or relocated buildings placed upon them and do not have existing sidewalks are required to have permanent sidewalks built within 30 days of the expiration of the building permit.
- All side walk ordinance provisions are subject to wavier, based upon hardship, unreasonable feasibility or aesthetics; upon submission of a petition directed to the Town Zoning Board for their review and recommendation to the Town Board for final determination.