City of Watertown launches new permitting software

February 28, 2022

WATERTOWN , S.D.–The City of Watertown is excited to announce the launch of its new permitting software, Open Gov. Customers are now able to submit building and engineering permit applications through the online portal.

The goal of the software is to enhance and streamline the permitting process and offer better customer service to the public. The portal is available to residential contractors
desiring to apply for a contractor’s license or renew a license. All future building permits and engineering permits will be issued using this platform and a public computer is now available to customers at City Hall. Please contact City staff with any questions or immediate needs.

To utilize the software, please visit the City’s online portal at: and click Sign Up on the upper right corner of the page.

Applicants are required to set up an account prior to using Open Gov.

After setting up an account, please proceed to Building Services/Building Permits or Engineering for permit