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City Contractor Licensing

Article 8 of Chapter VI-Business Regulations & Licenses states a  person may not engage in the business nor act 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) without first having received a City Contractor License.  This is applicable to both general contractors and sub-contractors.

No contractor's license shall be issued by the city until such time as the applicant shall have demonstrated receipt of a contractor's license issued by the state.

Contractor Business Licenses expire annually on March 31st. Annual fees are established by resolution of the City Council.

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

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

In person: City Hall:  213 2nd St. NE Watford City, ND
Mail:  City of Watford City
          PO Box 494
          Watford City, ND 58854
Fax:  (701) 444-3004
Email: Mariah Pavek (mpavek@nd.gov)

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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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