Permits may be faxed, e-mailed or dropped off directly to the Highway Department Main Office.

Permit Policies:

Road Restrictions:

Richland County Spring Load Restrictions were lifted as of 7:00 A.M. on May 29, 2018

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

Other Permits:

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.



Main Office:

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:
Mon.-Thurs. 7:00 AM-5:30 PM

Colfax Shop

6505 County Road 1
Colfax, ND 58015

Wahpeton Shop

17753 Hwy 13
Wahpeton, ND 58075



Winter 10% Permits
Transportation Permits
(All permits may be faxed, emailed or dropped directly to the Highway Dept., Main Office)

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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