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City of Beresford
Ordinances*

Beresford City Ordinances Effective March 31, 2021

When the City of Beresford makes laws that affect citizens, those

laws are called ordinances. Residents and visitors are expected to

stay informed and follow the ordinances.

Highlighted Ordinances 

Ch. 5.02 - Animals

Ch. 5.0210 - Number of Pets Limited It shall be unlawful for any person to have or to keep more than five domestic pets over the age of six months, except birds and fish, on any lot or premises in the City, unless such person residing on or in the lot or premises has a valid kennel license issued by the City. Humane societies, veterinarian offices, and retail pet stores are exempt from the provisions of this section.

Ch. 5.0211 Licensing of Dog Required - Each owner or keeper of a dog of the age of six months or over shall within thirty days after the acquisition of such animal or within thirty days after the time such animal becomes six months old, cause such animal to be licensed by the City.

Ch. 5.0216 Livestock

A) It shall be unlawful for any person to permit livestock to be kept, fed (grazing included), or habitually located in the City of Beresford.

B) No person shall lead, drive or ride any horse upon any lawn, flowerbed, sidewalk or any other area in any city park or upon any parkway or private property. Anyone who leads, drives or rides a horse within the City is responsible for the removal of all manure or excrement.

C) It shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended within the City any livestock truck or livestock trailer which contains any manure, excrement or animal waste of any kind or description.

D) It shall be unlawful for any person to load or unload any livestock from or into any truck, trailer or combination thereof within the City, except in order to place such livestock upon or remove it from a railroad livestock car located on a railroad track or siding operated by a railway company running trains to and from the City.

E) Dumping or unloading of any manure, excrement or animal waste within the City is strictly prohibited.

Curfew For Minors - Ch. 5.04

Ch. 5.0401 - Imposed - It shall be unlawful for any minor under the ages of 15 years to be on or present upon any street, avenues, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other public grounds or places of amusement or enter-tainment, or places of business or vacant lots in the city before 6 a.m. or after 10 p.m. on any days of the week, unless such minor is accompanied by their parent, guardian or other adult having the care or custody of such minor

It shall be unlawful for any minor over the age of 14 years and under the age of 18 years to be on or present upon any streets, avenues, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other public grounds or places of business or vacant lots in the city on the days and at the times as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday, both inclusive, before 6 a.m. or after 11 p.m.

  • Friday, before 6 a.m.

  • Saturday, between the hours of 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m.

  • Sunday, between the hours of 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. or after 11 p.m. unless such minor is accompanied by his parents, guardian or other adult person having the care or custody of such minor.

Ch. 6.03 - Snow Removal

Ch. 6.0301 Duty to Remove - It shall be the duty of the owner, tenant, or person in possession of any property abutting on any sidewalk to keep such sidewalk and boulevard free from snow and to cause any accumulated snow to be removed within twelve hours in the downtown area and forty-eight hours 43 in the rest of the City after the termination of any snowfall, or snow accumulation. When it is impossible to take snow and ice from such walk by reason of its being frozen to the sidewalk, the owner or occupant or person in charge of such lot shall sprinkle or spread some suitable material upon the same to prevent the walk from becoming slippery and dangerous to travel.

Ch. 6.0302 Disposal of Snow - It shall be the duty of the property owner, tenant, or person in possession of any public or private driveway, parking lot, parking area or boulevard to dispose of accumulated snow upon such property in such manner that any snow when removed shall not be deposited upon any sidewalk, within or upon any public street or alley, after such public street or alley has been cleared of snow by grading of such snow away from the curb or picking up and carrying away of such snow by the City, or in a manner that will obstruct or interfere with the passage or vision of vehicle or pedestrian traffic.

Ch. 6.0303 Removal Costs Assessed - In the event any owner, tenant, or person in possession of any property shall neglect or fail to or refuse to remove such snow or ice within the time provided, the City may issue a citation for such violation and may authorize such removal with the costs to be assessed against the abutting property owner. (SDCL 9-30-5)

Ch. 8.05 - Sewer Provisions

Ch. 8.0504A - Use of the Public Sewers - No person(s) shall discharge or cause to be discharged by sump pump or other means any unpolluted waters such as storm water, exterior foundation drains, areaway drains, down spouts, surface water, groundwater, roof runoff, subsurface drainage or cooling water to any sewer or drain which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to a public sanitary sewer. Storm water runoff from limited areas, which storm water may be polluted at times, may be discharged to the sanitary sewer by permission of the City.

Other Ordinances

Ordinance 2020-02: An Ordinance Amending the Regulations Regarding the Use of Golf Carts on City Streets Within the City of Beresford.

Ordinance 2021-09: An Ordinance Amending Ordinance 2021-05 With Respect to Licensing Provisions for Cannabis Establishments.

Ordinance 2021-10: An Ordinance Amending Title 2, Chapter 2.02 Section 2.0201 of the Beresford City Ordinances and Defining the Ward Boundaries for the City of Beresford.

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