South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) Chapter 36-21B-1 mandates, "Any person who performs a real estate appraisal or advertises or holds himself or herself out to the general public as a real estate appraiser in South Dakota shall be certified, licensed, or registered by the Department of Labor and Regulation unless exempt under another provision of this chapter or another provision of statute."
It is very important for you to become familiar with the Administrative Rules of South Dakota (ARSD) 20:14 (in Adobe .pdf format*). (You may request a printed copy from the South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program using the contact information at the bottom of this page.)
ARSD 20:14:06:01 requires an appraisal be prepared in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). You should obtain a copy of the USPAP, available from:
The Appraisal Foundation Distribution Center
PO Box 381
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0381
800.348.2831 (toll free)
Executive Director, Sherry Bren
South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program
308 South Pierre Street
Pierre, SD 57501
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700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291