State Regulations for South Dakota

Date Revised: 9/16/2022

Governing Body:

South Dakota Department of Health

License Required for Day Camps :
License Required for Resident Camps:
Criminal Background Checks Required:
Criminal Background Checks Information:

South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation
1302 E Hwy 14, Suite 5
Pierre, SD 57501-8505
(605) 773-3331

$26.75 per record check

State Allows FBI Checks:
Driving Record Checks:

request form is available at the Department of Public Safety website.

$5 plus a local city tax

State Sex Offender Registry:

South Dakota Sex Offender Registry

Minimum Wage:

$9.95 per hour for those over 18 years of age

Minimum Wage Coverage and Exemptions:

Employees employed by an amusement or recreational establishment, an organized camp, or a religious or nonprofit educational conference center if one of the following apply:

             (1)      The establishment, camp, or center does not operate for more than seven months in any calendar year; or

             (2)      During the preceding calendar year, the average receipts of the establishment, camp, or center for any six months of the calendar year were not more than thirty-three and one-third percent of its average receipts for the other six months of the year. More info

Subminimum Wage:

Opportunity wage of $4.75 for first 90 days of employment permitted for persons under age 20. Subminimum rates may be set (by permit) for apprentices, learners, the disabled, and the handicapped.

Overtime Pay Requirements:

No specified state-level requirements. Federal FLSA ovetime pay requirements apply for those covered by Act.

Overtime Pay Exemptions:

No specified state-level overtime page requirement exemptions. Federal FLSA overtime pay exemptions apply for those covered by Act.

Meal/Rest Period Requirements:

No specified state-level meal/rest period requirements. Federal FLSA meal/rest period requirements apply for those covered by Act.

Student Exemption from Unemployment Tax:
Student Exemption Information:

Service performed by a student hired as part of a cooperative education program.