City of Lead Building Department

The City of Lead Building Department is responsible for issuing Building Permits within the Lead City limits.

Building Codes and Permits

The City of Lead has adopted the following Building Codes:

  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 Property Maintenance Code

A copy of these codes is on file in the office of the City Building Official.

The Building Official is located at:
Lead City Hall – 2nd Floor
801 West Main
Lead, South Dakota 57754

Building Official
Dennis Schumacher
605-584-1617 Phone
605-641-5494 Cell
605-584-1407 Fax
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Climatic & Geographic Design Criteria

Load Designs:

Ground Snow Load 40 lbs/sq ft
Wind Speed (mph) 80 mph
Seismic Design Category B

Subject to Damage From:

Weathering Severe
Frost Line Depth 48"
Termite None to Slight
Decay None to Slight

Temperature Designs:

Winter Design Temperature (°F) -15°F
Ice Shield Under-Layment Required Yes
Flood Hazards Map # 46081CINDOA
Air Freezing Index >1000-2000
Mean Annual Temperature 45°F
Meets the