State Fire Marshal

Fire Laws

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Fire Investigation Statute 34-29B -- Origin and cause investigations are performed when a fire results in a fatality, serious injury, or catastrophic loss or when there is a suspicious circumstance such as criminal activity.

Code Compliance  Administrative Rule 61:15 -- Review plan documents for construction projects involving school facilities, day care facilities, flammable/combustible liquids storage and dispensing in bulk plant, processing plant, and retail motor fueling operations; and liquefied petroleum bulk plants and fueling or filling operations.  Applicable model codes and standards for construction and procedures for submitting design documents and specifications are outlined in the following link.

Boiler Inspection  Administrative Rule 61:08 -- State law requires boiler inspections. The state Fire Marshal's Office issues boiler operation certificates.

Explosives  Statute 34:36 -- The State Fire Marshal's Office issues explosive permits for using, transporting, manufacturing and storing explosives for a three-year period at no charge.

Fireworks  Statute 34:37 -- The State Fire Marshal's Office issues fireworks licenses for wholesale, retail and special retail sales.

Manufactured Homes  Statute 34-34A -- All residential manufactured homes (mobile homes) must comply with the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards. Since June 15, 1976, manufacturers have confirmed compliance with the Standards by attaching a certification label on the back of each unit produced.

Fire Safe Cigarettes  Statute 34-49  In 2009, members of the South Dakota Legislature passed a law regarding cigarette fire safety standards.  Click here to visit our Fire Safe Cigarette page.