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Permit Applications

All Permit Applications have been updated for 2024. 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.

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. Contractors must also be licensed in the State of North Dakota. 

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
          PO Box 494
          Watford City, ND 58854
Fax:  (701) 444-3004
Email:  PDFs emailed to Steve Williams ( swwilliams@nd.gov )  cc: Kaitlyn Swearson (kaswearson@nd.gov)


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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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