HOW DO I APPLY FOR A BUILDING PERMIT?
Applications can be mailed in or brought to our office in person. At
this time we do not accept electronic or email submissions. We must have hard
copies of the plans and application.
220 2nd Ave. East
Williston, ND 58801
PO Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-2047
Please see the Building Permit Application for a detailed
list of requirements.
following is required in order to process building permit applications in a
ID Number: This is a 14 digit number that is unique to every parcel. It can
be found at http://www.williamsnd.com/tax/search/default.asp
Valuation: Total cost of the project (materials, labor, etc.). This does
not include the cost of the land.
Description: Township, Range, Section, and Quarter Description; Include
block and lot number if located in a subdivision
Designation: If you do not know what your property is zoned, you can
contact the Planning and Zoning Department (701.577.4565), or visit their
Address: If the project site has not been assigned an address, one will be
assigned when the permit is issued.
The contractor must be licensed in North Dakota. For residential projects, the
owner can be listed as the contractor.
Building Plans: Plans must be legible,
drawn to scale, and show conformance to the applicable state building codes.
Each set should include two (2) copies of the following:
Foundation Plan: Show dimensions, anchor bolts,
any hold-down types and locations, connection details, vent size and location,
location and size of crawl space access
Floor Plans: Show all dimensions, room
identification, window type and size, location of smoke and carbon monoxide
detectors, water heater, furnace, ventilation fans, plumbing fixtures,
balconies and decks, location and construction details for stairs and handrails
Elevation Plans: Front, rear and side elevations
of the proposed structure.
Site Plan: This document will show what
structures already exist on the property and the proposed structure. Two (2)
copies of the plan is required showing the following:
Footprint of proposed and existing structures
Lot and building dimensions
Setback dimensions for the following –
building(s) to property lines, building to building, building to road(s)
and Drainage Plans: Two (2) copies. Additionally, two (2) copies of the
Storm Water Prevention Plan may be required, along with a Hydrology Report, for
Application: Some townships require a separate application. Contact the
township to see if this is a requirement. Township information can be found here.
of Septic Permit Application: Upper Missouri District Health Unit
(701.774.6400) - Click here for a copy of the application.
of Electrical Permit Application: Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative
Copy of Water Supplier Agreement:
Williams Rural Water (701.774.8915)
***** Commercial Projects: Regardless of size, when structural work is proposed, commercial projects require that a North Dakota licensed engineer sign and seal the plans. Additionally, commercial projects in excess of 5,000ft2 require a North Dakota licensed Architect signature and seal.