Beer and 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. Licenses will not be issued to properties that have outstanding property taxes.

Step 1: Complete a Williams County Application

Step 2: Complete a Township Consent Form

Step 3: Get a Fire Inspection

Step 4: Return Completed Application Materials to the Auditor's Office

  • In person
    • Auditor's Office
      Williams County Administration Building
      206 E Broadway
      Williston, ND 58801
  • By mail
    Williams County Auditor's Office
    P.O. Box 2047
    Williston, ND 58802-2047

Step 5: Complete the license through 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 License Annual 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
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