Departments
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a building permit?

Applications can be submitted by e-mail, mail, or in person.

Email Address: BuildingDept@co.williams.nd.us

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

Physical Address:
206 E. Broadway

Williston, ND 58801


When am I required to have my plans signed and sealed by a ND licensed design professional?


Residential: Documents are required to be signed and sealed when the proposed project is beyond the prescriptive measures outlined in the current adopted addition of the International Residential Code.


Commercial: 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 5,000ft 2 require a North Dakota licensed Architect signature and seal.

 

How do I make changes to an existing building permit?


Changes to an existing building permit require you to submit plans indicating what changes are being made. All changes must be approved by the Building Official.

 

How do I schedule an inspection?

Call the County Inspection Line at (701) 577-4576 to schedule an inspection. Inspections are generally conducted between 8:00am and 3:00pm.

 

How long is my building permit valid?

A building permit is deemed expired when no inspection has been requested for a period of 6 months. The permit does not expire as long as work is done and effort is made to complete the project.

 


Kameron Hymer   - Development Services Director

Williams County Administration Building
2nd floor

Physical Address:
206 East Broadway
Williston, ND 58801

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

701-577-4567




206 East Broadway
Williston, ND 58801

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

701.577.4500

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