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Physical Address (and FedEx/UPS)
Williams County Courthouse
2nd Floor
205 E Broadway
Williston, ND 58801

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-2047


State's Attorney: Jaakan Williams

The Williams County State's Attorney's Office is primarily a prosecuting agency representing the citizens of Williams County.

Our office handles felony, misdemeanor, infraction and traffic cases as well as juvenile court matters, child support enforcement, and mental health hearings. The State's Attorney is the legal advisor for all county officials and chief prosecuting officer of the county.

The State's Attorney's Office does not conduct criminal investigations. If you feel that you are the victim of a crime, you should report it to law enforcement for investigation. Please call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

If the crime occurred within city limits, it should be reported to the appropriate police department. If the crime occurred in the county, or in a city without a police department, it should be reported to the Williams County Sheriff's Office at (701) 577-7700. After the investigation is completed by the appropriate agency, one of the State's Attorneys in the State's Attorney's Office will review the matter and make a determination whether criminal charges will be filed and what the charges will be.

The North Dakota Century Code prohibits the State's Attorney from advising persons on private matters. Civil matters should be handled by a private attorney.

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