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Permit Applications

All Permit Applications have been updated for 2023. Only the current version of applications will be accepted.

Submittal requirements for each permit type are detailed within the corresponding application. Fillable forms of the Permit Applications can be found in the links below. Please do NOT submit payment until applications have been reviewed by City staff. Most permits are valid for a period of six (6) months from the date of issue. Permits may be renewed after expiration for an additional fee. A Permit renewal form can be found within the links below.

According to Article 8, Chapter VI-Business Regulations & Licensing of the Watford City Municipal Code of Ordinances, all persons engaging in the business or acting in the capacity of a contractor within the City to obtain a City Contractor Business License. This is applicable to both general and sub-contractors. To be eligible for a City Contractor Business License, contractors must be licensed in the state of North Dakota. More information regarding City License requirements as well as the form for license application/renewal can be found here.

Completed Applications, Renewal 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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