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City Contractor Licensing

Article 8 Chapter VI-Business Regulations & Licensing REQUIRES all persons engaging in the business or acting in the capacity of a contractor within the city when the cost, value or price per job exceeds the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) shall obtain City Contractor License. This is applicable to both general and sub-contractors.

In order to be eligible for a City Contractor License, the Contractor must be currently licensed in the state of North Dakota.  Along with the completed City License Application, a current copy of a State of North Dakota Contractor License must be submitted for both new and renewed City licenses.

Watford City Contractor Business Licenses expire annually on March 31st and are issued and renewed for an annual fee of $50.00.

Update for 2021: a contractor who anticipates working on, near, or within City right-of-way (ROW), streets, alleys, or other public places may submit copies of bonding, licenses, and insurances along with the Contractor Business License application. This information will now be held on file with the City for reference on future permits (excavations, construct/repair, etc.).

A fillable Contractor Business License Application form can be found in the link below.

NOTICE : the Contractor Business License Application form has been updated for 2022. **Previous versions will no longer be accepted.**

Completed Application forms and other necessary documentation may be returned using the following methods:

  • In person: City Hall: 213 2nd St. NE Watford City, ND
  • Mail: City of Watford City: P.O. Box 494 Watford City, ND 58854
  • Fax:  1(701)444-3004

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Building Department


Building Department
213 2nd St NE
PO Box 494
Watford City, ND 58854

Steven Williams, Building Inspector
Direct: 701-444-8414
Cell: 701-651-7826

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