Beer & Liquor Licenses
The Williams County Auditor’s Office issues beer and liquor licenses for establishments located outside of a corporate city limit, but within Williams County. The property of proposed alcohol establishment cannot owe outstanding property taxes.

Each application must also have a Township Consent Form signed by the township, as well as a Fire Inspection completed by the Williams County Fire Inspector. After receiving a County License, you must also license with the State of North Dakota.

Fees for different types of licenses are provided below. Licenses are valid for the calendar year and are renewable. Applications for renewal are sent to current license holders in November each year; approvals for renewals are sent in December.

Type of LicenseAnnual Fee
Beer License (No Sunday opening)$500
Liquor License (No Sunday opening) $1,000
Beer License with Sunday opening $760
Liquor License with Sunday opening $1,260
Beer/Wine License (No Sunday opening)$1,500
Beer/Liquor License (No Sunday opening)  $1,500
Beer/Wine License with Sunday opening $2,020
Beer/Liquor License with Sunday opening $2,020
Special Liquor Permit (available only through a Williams County licensee) $25

To download an application, please go to the Documents and Links page. Completed documents and fees can be turned into the Auditor’s Office between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Beth M. Innis   - Auditor

Williams County Administration Building
1st Floor

206 E Broadway
PO Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-2047

701-577-4510 (fax)

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

206 East Broadway
Williston, ND 58801

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-2047


© 2020 Williams County
site by DAWA