Snow and Ice Control Policy
Winter Permit Policy
Application for WInter Permits
Transporation Permits
Harvest Permits
Harvest Permit Policy

6 Ton Load Restrictions
8 Ton Load Restrictions

2018 Spring Road Restriction Notice
2018 Spring Road Restriction Map

For updates on road restrictions via e-mail please request at



The Highway Department, as with other county departments, acts under the authority of the Richland County Board of Commissioners. An appointed county engineer serves as department head, while the day-to-day projects are conducted under the supervision of the road superintendent and bridge foreman. Our main office is located in the courthouse in Wahpeton, ND, while we have departmental shops located across the county, which you can view here.


The primary function of the Richland County Highway Department is to provide a safe and reliable highway system for the traveling public by maintaining and constructing roadways and bridges within the county.

These roadways and bridges create a vital link from farms to market, homes to work, school and shopping, routes for mail and emergency services, and accesses to recreational opportunities.


The highway department is responsible for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of highways on the county highway system and bridges on the county and township highway systems.



Main Office:

Courthouse – Lower Level
418 2nd Ave. N
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Phone: 701-642-7810
Fax: 701-642-7824

Main (Hankinson) Shop

16730 92nd St. SE
Hankinson, ND 58041

Phone: 701-242-7626
Fax: 701-242-0002

Colfax Shop

6505 County Road 1
Colfax, ND 58015



Harvest Permits
Transportation Permits
(All permits may be faxed, emailed or dropped directly to the Highway Dept., Main Office)

2018 Spring Road Restriction Notice
2018 Spring Road Restriction Map


Recurring Events:

County Commission Meets the 1st and 3rd  Tuesday @ 8am
Water Resource Meets every Tuesday @ 8am

2018 Holiday Schedule


Recent Meeting Minutes

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