McKenzie County Building Closures
Until further notice, the McKenzie County Board of County Commissioners have approved a motion to close all county buildings to the public effective March 20,2020.
County employees will still report to work and will be conducting business by phone, email, or other technology-assisted means. We will not be scheduling appointments at this time. Below you will find information for each department and how you can still receive service.
Court proceedings at the McKenzie County Courthouse will continue to occur as scheduled. Attorneys, litigants and those with court business/scheduled hearings should contact the Clerk of Court office at 701-842-8230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions (including access to the courthouse).
McKenzie County Courthouse (201 5th
St NW, Watford City):
Vehicle and Passport Office
– Register and title your vehicles and obtain a
Motor Vehicle Lobby is closed to the public but services will still be provided.
Please call the office at 701-444-3616 ext. 1 for assistance and services.
Motor vehicle paperwork can be mailed to our office at:
McKenzie County MVB
201 5th St NW, Suite 510
Watford City, ND 58854
Online renewals can be done at dot.nd.gov. On the home page, bottom left under "Quick Links" click "Motor Vehicle Online Renewal"
Closest kiosk for vehicle registration renewals is Cash Wise in Williston.
information can be found at
Office – Election information and pay property taxes.
Service Office – services for veterans within the community.
of Schools – assists all schools within McKenzie County, including all 6 public
school districts and administrator of the McKenzie County Imagination Library.
Resources – job opportunities and employee relations.
Services/Social Services – community programs, assistance programs, child
protection services, child care licensing, foster parent licensing, home and community-based
services, and child welfare case management.
Attorney – criminal prosecution and advice to County entities.
Director – recorded deeds and documents pertaining to property ownership and
more, property valuations, marriage licenses, and mobile home moving permits.
Development Authority – works to foster economic growth in McKenzie County.
Extension (located just behind the Courthouse at 205 6th St NW):
4-H, nutrition, food safety, and heath, farm, family, and community economics,
and much more.
of Court (State Office) – pay tickets, case docket information, jury duty
Missouri District Health Unit – immunizations, health education, and prevention
and control of disease.
can call 701-444-3449 or visit their website at
Management – disaster preparedness and planning.
McKenzie County Public Works (1300 12th
St SE, Watford City): Individuals can reach all departments by calling
701-444-2600 and choosing the appropriate extension.
& Bridge/Engineer’s Office – trip permits and road projects.
& Zoning – zoning changes, conditional use permits, and code violations.
Department – building permits and inspections.
County Weed Control – control and eradication of noxious weeds.
Resources – rural water membership and pay rural water bills.
– address requests and maps.
Library (112 2nd Ave NE,
Watford City): Summer
Reading Program, Library 2 Go, Bookmobile, books, movies, public
computers, printing, faxing, Driver’s Licenses through the DMV (1st
and 3rd Wednesdays of each month), and so much more.
Patrons can call 701-444-3785
more information please follow their Facebook page.
Law Enforcement Center (LEC – 1201 12th
St SE, Watford City):
visitors are permitted to enter the facility.
release program and all volunteer programs are discontinued until further
can call 701-842-2565.
McKenzie County Landfill (2491 132nd
Ave NW, Arnegard): commercial
and non-commercial waste disposal, recycling of items, including E-waste and
account receipts will be E-mailed at the end of each business day to the
addresses that we currently have on file. Please provide a valid, working
E-mail address if the one we currently have on file will not work.
an effort to limit hand-to-hand contact cash / check payments will be taken but
we would rather use credit / debit cards.
or checks will be tendered or written in the exact amount owed and they will be
placed in the mailbox located on the stop sign on the outbound scale.
card(s) will be run via telephone call(s) through the main landfill office.
Receipts will be E-mailed upon request. Should you need a receipt immediately
the scale operator will bring it to you direct on the scale. The number to call
scale operator will give detailed direction(s) on how to proceed when you come
onto the inbound scale. When you drive onto the outbound scale please turn your
vehicle off so the scale operator can communicate with you.
have been directed to stay in their machines. Should someone need help rolling
loads or removing prohibited waste they will do it with the machinery. We will
no longer be on the ground pulling things out of the open trash that never
should have come here in the first place.