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Permit Policies/Applications:

Richland County Transportation permits are now online through LoadPass permits. There are Townships participating in the LoadPass program as well, so please be sure to include all roads in Richland County when completing route information.

North Dakota State Highway permits are not valid on Richland County roads and vice versa.

Road Restrictions:

Richland County Spring Load Restrictions were lifted as of 7:00AM on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. A 6-Ton year-round restriction remains in effect on CH 1 from CH 16 to ND Highway 13 until further notice. 

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

Other Permits:

  • Right-Of-Way Permit

    • An application for Drainage Work within County Road Right -Of-Way must be filled out for any work performed in Richland County Right-of-Way (Ditch Cleaning, Tile Outlet/Mtc., Driveway Installation, Culvert Installation, etc.)
    • Please contact the Richland County Highway Department Main Office for an application.

Other Policies:



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.


NDDOT Travel Map

NDDOT Load Restrictions (Current)

E-Permits for ND State Highways

SDDOT Travel Map

SDDOT Load Restrictions

MNDOT Load Restrictions


Main Office:

Richland County Engineer                                                                                                           

Jesse Sedler

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

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

Main Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-5 PM 

Main (Hankinson) Shop

610 Main Ave N
Hankinson, ND 58041

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

Shop Hours:Summer
Mon.-Thurs. 7:00 AM-5:30 PM

Shop Hours:Winter
Mon.-Fri. 7:00 AM-3:30 PM

Colfax Shop

6505 County Road 1
Colfax, ND 58015


Wahpeton Shop

17753 Hwy 13
Wahpeton, ND 58075



Ditch Mowing Deadline-October 1, 2023

County Road 1 Year-Round Restriction Map

Transportation Permits available online through LoadPass Permits:

State Drain Tile Application 80 Acres or Greater

State Drain Tile Notification Less Than 80 Acres

Recurring Events:

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

Recent Meeting Minutes

Click here to view all recent and historical Meeting Minutes