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Building permits for townships zoned by the county are issued through the Tax Equalization Office. To get a building permit you will need to submit the following:
A completed permit application
Blueprints of the structure or structures
Plot plan of the lot area showing the location of the structure and the set backs from the lot lines
First District Health Unit approval for sewer and water if not hooking to municipal service.
Contractor's name and license number; this includes carpenters, cement, plumbing, heating, electrical, excavating contractors, etc.
Legal description of the property and a copy of the plat
A surveyors stamped certification of soil elevation floodplain
All living areas of a building in the floodplain, must be 1 foot above the flood elevation
For variances and special use permit applications approval will be required from the Ward County Planning Commission which conducts public hearing meetings on the third Thursday of every month
Fees for a building and alteration permits are $4.50 per $1,000 of the estimated construction costs
Building inspections are set up through this office by appointment.
Email Mike Larson
, or call his office at 701-857-6429.
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