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Permit Policies/Applications:

Permits may be faxed, e-mailed or dropped off directly to the Highway Department Main Office. Please call or email in advance for harvest permits for faster processing.

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 6:00AM on June 1, 2020

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 Temporarily Lifts Road Restrictions on State Highways:Covid-19

NDDOT Load Restrictions (Current)

E-Permits for ND State Highways

SDDOT 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 

**Due to Covid-19 social distancing measures, "in office" hours may vary as we are working from home on occasion. Our offices are still closed to the public. Please call ahead to check if you need to stop by or if services can be provided via phone, email, or mail.**

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



Harvest 10% Overweight Permit Application

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

Mowing Deadline-October 1, 2020

State Drain Tile Application


Recurring Events:

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

2020 Holiday Schedule

Recent Meeting Minutes

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