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Planning and Zoning Commission Member

The following vacancies are currently available:


  Planning Commission Member-    Term Expiration June 2023.

  Planning Commission Member-    Term Expiration June 2024.

Applications may be found HERE or within the link below. Completed Applications must be submitted on or before FRIDAY APRIL 23, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Completed applications may be submitted by the following methods:

  • Physical: Watford City Hall 213 2nd St NE (Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM)
  • Mail: City of Watford City P.O. Box 494 Watford City, ND 58854
  • Fax: 1(701)444-3004
  • Email: abuck@nd.gov

Position Summary:

To be eligible for the position, applicants must be a resident inside Watford City’s corporate City limits. Applicants should have an interest in land use planning and development activities within the City of Watford City.

The Watford City Planning and Zoning Commission Members are appointed by the Mayor and hold office for a term of 5-years. Members will receive a small quarterly stipend depending on attendance.

The duties of the Watford City Planning and Zoning Commission are to make recommendations to the City Council on applications involving land use and planning for the future growth of the City, as well as taking regard to the enforcement of zoning, subdivision, and other land use ordinances and regulations. Members of the Commission will receive a packet prior to each Commission meeting and are expected to review the materials provided, visit, or familiarize the subject sites, and attend the meeting prepared to make informed decisions.

Applicants must be able to commit to attending a regularly scheduled meeting held once per month. On rare occasions, additional Special Meetings may be scheduled with advance notice. The Watford City Planning and Zoning Commission regularly meets on the last Monday of each month at 6:00 PM. in the Heritage Room at Watford City City Hall.   The meetings can sometimes range >1 to 2 hours in duration but can expect to vary depending on the agenda.



  • Applicant must be a full-time resident of the City of Watford City and live within corporate City limits.
  • Applicant must be able to commit to attending commission meetings typically held one evening per month.  

  • City of Watford City Municipal Code of Ordinances: Chapter I -Municipal Government, Article 8-Planning and Zoning Commission.
  •  State of North Dakota Century Code: Chapter 40-48, Municipal Master Plans and Planning Commissions

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