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Licenses Required of Businesses in the State of North Dakota

A list of licenses required of businesses in the state of North Dakota

To link to the North Dakota Century Codes, please click on century code. The first number indicates the title.  **Updated 2013

BUSINESSES

 

License

Agency*

Contact

Application Fee

Initial Fee Renewal Fee

Due Date

Legal Reference

Addiction Treatment Facilities and Programs North Dakota Department of Human Services 
1237 W Divide, Suite 1C
Bismarck, ND 58501-2709
Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse  
(701) 328-8920
None None Biennially Century Code 33-08
Aerial Applicators North Dakota Aeronautics Commission   PO Box 5020 
Bismarck, ND 58502-5020
Executive Director 
(701) 328-9650
None $150 
per company Business
Annually Century Code 02-05-18
Aircraft Dealer North Dakota Aeronautics Commission  PO Box 5020 
Bismarck, ND 58502-5020
Executive Director 
(701) 328-9650
None $150 Annually Century Code 02-08-03
Alcoholic: Retail
(Beer & Liquor
North Dakota Attorney General 
600 E Boulevard Ave 17th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-2329
None $50 to $200 January 1 Century Code 5-02-01
Amusement Games and Devices North Dakota Attorney General 
600 E Boulevard Ave 17th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-2329
None $25 per machine (location license) & $1000 (operator license) July 1  Century Code 53-04-02
Anhydrous Ammonia License North Dakota Department of Agriculture 
600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept 602
Bismarck, ND58505-0020 
Garry Wagner, Registration
(701) 328-1501

None

$25 Storage; $100 retail storage permanent

None

Century Code 
19-20.2-03
Antifreeze (Bulk) North Dakota Department of Health; 918 E Divide Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501-1947
Waste Management 
(701) 328-5166
None June 30 Century Code 19-16.1-03
Asbestos Abatement North Dakota Department of Health; 918 E Divide Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501-1947
 
Air Quality Division
701-328-5188
asbestos@nd.gov
None $150 Annually Century Code 
23-25
Auctioneer and Auction Clerk North Dakota Public Service Commission 600 E Blvd 12th Fl Bismarck, ND 58505-0480 Shelly Bauske, 
(701) 328-4070
$35 $35
*$25 late filing fee -if received after Jan 31
December 31 Century Code 
51-05.1
Aviation Fuel Tax North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner 
600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept 127
Bismarck, ND 58505-0599
Motor Fuel, Oil & Special Taxes Section 
701-328-3657
877-328-7088
 
$20 None None Century Code 
57-43.3-08
Bait: Retail North Dakota Game and Fish Department    
100 N Bismarck Expwy 
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-6336
None $15-$75 None Century Code 
20.1-06-14
Bait: Wholesale North Dakota Game and Fish Department    
100 N Bismarck Expwy 
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-6336
None $50 None Century Code 
20.1-06-14
Bakery North Dakota Department of Health  600 E Boulevard Ave 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging        (701) 328-1291 None $90-$115 January 1 Century Code 
23-09-16
Bank & Credit Unions North Dakota State Banking Board 2000 Schafer St - Ste G 
Bismarck, ND 58501-1204
Robert Entringer, 
Commissioner   (701) 328-9933
$5,000 Varies
Annual Assessment
None Century Code 
06-01-17.1; 06-02-01
Bar/Tavern North Dakota Department of Health 600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging         (701) 328-1291 None $65 January 1  Century Code

23-09-16

Barber Shop North Dakota State Board of Barber Examiners PO Box 885 
Bowman, ND 58623-0885
Jill Mrnak, Secretary/Treasurer (701) 523-3327 None $35 June (After Aug 1 $10 penalty) Century Code 
43-04-42
Barberry Permit North Dakota Department of Agriculture,
600 E Boulevard Ave 14th Fl, 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
David Nelson, State Entomologist
(701) 328-4765

None

None

None

Administrative Rules
7-04
Basic Care Facilities North Dakota Department of Health 600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Health Facilities 
(701) 328-2352 
 
None $10 / Bed January 1 Century Code 
23-09.3
Bed and Breakfast Facilities North Dakota Department of Health 600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging        
(701) 328-1291
None $35 January 1 Century Code 
23-09.1
Bee Keeper North Dakota Department of Agriculture 600 E Boulevard 14th Fl Bismarck, ND 58505-0020 Judy Carlson, State Bee Inspector  
(701) 328-4997
$5 per license & $.15 per colony None March 1 Century Code 
04-12.2-04
Beer: Retail North Dakota Attorney General 
600 E Boulevard17th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-2329
None $50 to $100 January 1  Century Code 
05-02-01
Beer License, Wholesale North Dakota State Office of Tax Commissioner 
600 E Boulevard, Dept 127
Bismarck, ND 58505-0599
Alcohol Tax Section
(701) 328-2702
877-328-7088
None $200 December 31 Century Code 
05-03-01
Beverages: Registration of Non-Alcoholic Beverages North Dakota Department of Health  600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging      
701 328-1291
None $65 January 1 Century Code 
19-08-04
Boxers, Kickboxers, Managers, Promoters 
and Referees
North Dakota Secretary of State, 
600 E Boulevard Ave. Dept 108    
Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
Alvin A. Jaeger, 
Secretary of State (701) 328-3665
or 800-352-0867 Ext. 8-3665
None $10- $100 None Century Code 
53-01-15
Brand Recording ND Stockmen's Association    
407 South Second St
Bismarck, ND 58504-5591
 Brand Recorder   
 (701) 223-2522
$25 Every five years on or before January 1 in the years ending in '6' and '1' Every five years on or before January 1 in the years ending in '6' and '1' Century Code 
36-09-02
Domestic  Distillery

Winery & Microbrew Pubs
North Dakota Office of  State Tax Department
600 E Boulevard, Dept 127 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0600
Alcohol Tax Section     
(701) 328-2702
877-328-7088
None Domestic Winery $50
Microbrew pub $500
December 31 Century Code 
05-01-04; 05-01-14
05-01-17
05-01-19
Campground North Dakota Department of Health  600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging        
(701) 328-1291
None $0-$180 January 1 Century Code 
23-10-03
Certificate of Commerical Practice Engineering or Land Surveying (Corporation or Partnership) North Dakota State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 
PO Box 1357 
Bismarck, ND 58502-1357
Candie Robinson, Director 
(701) 258-0786
$100 $100 annual renewal fee Attach a copy of most  recent annual report to ND Secretary of State December 31 Century Code 
43-19.1
Child Placing Agencies: Foster Care

 
North Dakota Department of Human Services 
600 E Boulevard Ave,  3rd Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Children and Family Services Division (701) 328-2316 None None Annually Century Code 
50-12
Classification of Underground
Injection Wells 
(Class III UIC)
North Dakota Industrial
Commission
600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 405
Bismarck ND 58505-0840
North Dakota Geological Survey
(701-328-3722)
$100 $100 Annually Century Code 
68-28-03
Collection Agency
 
North Dakota Department of  Financial Institutions
2000 Schafer St Ste G Bismarck, ND 58501-1204
Robert Entringer, 
Commissioner    
(701) 328-9933
$700 $300 July 1 Century Code 
13-05
Cosmetology School North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology  PO Box 2177 Bismarck, ND 58502-2177 Sue Meier, Board Administrator
(701) 224-9800
$505 $205 December 31 Century Code 
43-11-17
Dairy Products, Sampler, or Tester North Dakota Department of Agriculture 600 E Boulevard  6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Wayne Carlson, 
Dairy Director (701) 328-4763
None $10 January 1 Century Code 
04-30-12
Dams, Dikes Permit North Dakota State Water Commission  900 E Blvd
 Bismarck, ND 58505-0187
State Engineer and Secretary            
(701) 328-4940
None None None Century Code 
61-16.1-38
Drainage Permit North Dakota State Water Commission 900 E Boulevard  Bismarck, ND 58505-0187 State Engineer and Secretary         
 (701) 328-4940
None None None Century Code 
61-32-03
Early Childhood Services (Child Care Center) North Dakota Department of Human Services 
600 E Boulevard Ave, 3rd Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Children and Family Services Division (701) 328-2316 None $40 or $75 Annually or Biennially Century Code 
50-11.1
Early Childhood Services (Family Child Care) North Dakota Department of Human Services 
600 E Boulevard Ave, 3rd Fl
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Children and Family Services Division (701) 328-2316 None $20 or $35 Annually or Biennially Century Code 
50-11.1
Early Childhood Services (Group Child Care) North Dakota Department of Human Services 
600 E Boulevard Ave.  3rd Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Children and Family Services Division (701) 328-2316 None $25 or $45 Annually or Biennially Century Code 
50-11.1
Early Childhood Services (Preschool Education Facility) North Dakota Department of Human Services 
600 E Boulevard Ave., 3rd Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Children and Family Services Division (701) 328-2316 None $30 or $55 Annually or Biennially

Century Code 
50-11.1


Early Childhood Services (School-age  Child Care) North Dakota Department of Human Services; 600 E Boulevard Ave, 3rd Fl, Bismarck, ND 58505-0250 Children and Family Services Division (701) 328-2316 None $40 or $75 Annually or Biennially Century Code
50-11.1
Egg Flocks North Dakota Department of Agriculture 
600 E Boulevard Ave, 6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Wayne Carlson, Livestock Service
(701) 328-4763
None $10 June 1 Century Code 
04-07
Electrologists North Dakota Department of  Health 600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food & Lodging  
(701) 328-1291
None $50 January 1 Century Code 
43-38
Employment Agency (Permanent Placing and
charging fee to workers
North Dakota Department of Labor  600 E Boulevard Ave  Dept 406
Bismarck, ND 58505-0340
Employment Agency Licensing
(701) 328-2660

None

$200 Annually Century Code 
34-13.03
Employers of Vocational Students or Disabled Persons at a Sub-minimum wage. North Dakota Department of 
Labor 600 E Boulevard  Dept 406 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0340
Sub-minimum Wage Licensing 
(701) 328-2660

None

None

Annually Century Code 
34-06-15
Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual  Disabilities North Dakota Department of Human Services 
1237 W Divide, Suite 1A
Bismarck, ND 58501-2719
Developmental Disabilities  
(701) 328-8930
None None Annually Century Code 
25-16-02
Feeds, Commercial (Dealer) North Dakota Department of Agriculture 600 E Blvd 6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Garry Wagner, Registration    
(701) 328-1501
None $50 (retail dealers) biennium January 1 Century Code 19-13.1-03
Feeds, Commercial (Manufacturer) North Dakota Department of Agriculture 600 E Blvd 6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Garry Wagner, Registration 
(701) 328-1501
None $100 (manufacturers) biennium January 1 Century Code 19-13.1-03
Fertilizer (Product Registration, Dealer License) North Dakota Department of Agriculture 600 E Blvd 6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Garry Wagner, Registration 
(701) 328-1501
None $50 per product/biennium & $100 per location /biennium July 1 Century Code 12-20.1-03.1
Fisherman, Commercial (Contract) North Dakota Game and Fish Department 
100 N Bismarck Expwy 
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
Fisheries Division ,
701) 328-6349
None None Annually Century Code 20.1-06-10
Fisherman, Commercial (Non-contract) North Dakota Game and Fish Department 
100 N Bismarck Expwy 
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
Fisheries Division 
(701) 328-6349
None Varies (associated only with the gear type being used) Annually  Century Code 20.1-06-10
Fishing, Hunting Guide or
Outfitter
North Dakota Game and Fish Department 
100 N Bismarck Expwy 
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-6336
None $100-$500 Annually Century Code 
20.1-02-05(17)
Food Processor
North Dakota Department of Health  600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging         (701) 328-1291 None $45 January 1 Century Code 23-09-16
Foster Family Home for Adults North Dakota Department of Human Services 
1237 W Divide Ave., Ste 6
Bismarck, ND 58501
Aging Services Division              (701) 328-4601 $50 (initial))
$25 (renewal)
Every two years (Biennially) Century Code 
50-11
Foster Family Home for Children North Dakota Department of Human Services 
600 E Boulevard Ave 3rd Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Children and Family Services Division 
(701) 328-2316
None None Annually Century Code 
50-11
Frog Dealer North Dakota Game and Fish Department 
100 N Bismarck Expwy 
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-6336
None $50 to $200 Annually Century Code 
20.1-03-12
Fur Dealer (Green) North Dakota Game and Fish Department 
100 N Bismarck Expwy 
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-6336
None $8 to $500 None Century Code 
20.1-03-22
Gaming Distributors (Gambling) North Dakota Attorney General 
600 E Boulevard Ave 17th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
Licensing Division
(701) 328-2329
None $1500 April 1 Century Code 
53-06.1-14
Gaming Organization (Gambling) North Dakota Attorney General 
600 E Boulevard Ave 17th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-2329
None $150 July 1 Century Code 
53-06.1-03
Ginseng North Dakota Department of Agriculture 600 E Blvd 14th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
David Nelson, 
State Entomologist  
(701) 328-4765
None $10 Every 2 years Century Code 
04-39
Grain Warehouse North Dakota Public Service Commission 600 E Blvd 12th Fl Bismarck, ND 58505-0480 Sue Richter
(701) 308-4097
$300 50 $550 $300 to $550 July 31 Century Code 
60-02
Residential Child Care Facility/Group Home
North Dakota Department of Human Services 
600 E Boulevard Ave 3rd Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Children and Family Services Division (701) 328-2316 None None Annually Century Code 
50-11

NDAC 75-03-15
75-03-16

Gun Dog Trainer, Professional North Dakota Game and Fish Department 
100 N Bismarck Expwy 
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-6336
None $10 to $100 Annually  Century Code 
20.1-04
Hearing Instruments North Dakota Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists
825 25th St SW 
Fargo, ND 58103-2303
Georgia Schock
Administrative Secretary 
(701) 237-9977
None $150 January 1 Century Code 
43-33-06
Home Health Agency North Dakota Department of Health 600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Health Facilities      
(701) 328-2352
None None January 1 Century Code 
23-17.3
Horse Racing, Live and Simulcast North Dakota Racing Commission 500 N 9th St 
Bismarck, ND 58501-4509
Racing Commission 
(701) 328-4633
Varies Varies None Century Code 
53-06.2-07
Hospice Program North Dakota Department of Health 600 E Boulevard Ave  
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Health Facilities             (701) 328-2352 None None January 1 Century Code 
23-17.4
Hospital North Dakota Department of Health  600 E Boulevard  Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Health Facilities 
(701) 328-2352
None $10 per bed January 1 Century Code 
23-16-01
Hospital, Chiropractic North Dakota State Board of Chiropractic Examiners    
Box 185 
Grafton, ND 58237-0185
Lisa Blanchard 
Executive Director
(701) 213-0476
$150 $150-annual Sept. 1 Century Code 
23-17-06
Lodging & Establishment North Dakota Department of Health  600 E. Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging         (701) 328-1291 None $40-$125 January 1 Century Code 
23-09-16
Household Goods Movers North Dakota Department of Transportation 608 E Blvd Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0780
Tammy St. Vincent
Administrator, Motor Carrier Service    
(701) 328-4634
$100 N/A Before Operating Century Code 
39-31
Independent Contractor Verification (Voluntary 
review process)
North Dakota Department of Labor  600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 406
Bismarck, ND 58505-0340
Independent Contractor Verification
(701) 328-2660
None None None Century Code 
4-05-01.4
Lead Based Paint
Abatement
North Dakota Department of Health 918 E Divide Ave 
Bismarck, ND 58501-1947
Air Quality Division
701-328-5188
 
None $450 3 years Century Code 
23-25
Liquefied Petroleum Tax North Dakota Tax Department 
600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 127
Bismarck, ND 58505-0599
Motor Fuel, Oil & Special Taxes Section
701-328-3657
877-327-7088
$20 None None Century Code 
57-43.2-05
Licensed Child Placing Agencies: Adoptions & Foster Care
North Dakota Department of Human Services 
600 E Boulevard Ave  3rd Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Children and Family Services Division (701) 328-2316 None None Annually Century Code 
50-12-02

ND Administrative Code
75-03-13
Liquor: Retail North Dakota Attorney General
600 E. Boulevard.Ave17th Fl
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
Licensing Division
(701) 328-2329

None

$50 to $100

Jan. 1

Century Code 
05-02-01
 Alcohol Supplier North Dakota Office of  State Tax Commissioner 
600 E Boulevard, Dept 127
Bismarck, ND 58505-0599
Alcohol Tax Section
(701) 328-2702
877-328-7088

 

None None None Century Code 
05-03-01
05-03-09
Livestock Auction Markets North Dakota Department of Agriculture600 E Blvd Ave 6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Wayne Carlson, Livestock Director (701) 328-4761 None $200 March 31  Century Code 
36-05-03
Livestock Dealer North Dakota Department of Agriculture  600 E Blvd Ave 6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Wayne Carlson, Livestock Director (701) 328-4761 None $50 June 30 Century Code 
36-04-03
Livestock Medicines North Dakota Department of Agriculture, 600 E Blvd Ave 6th Fl Bismarck, ND 58505-0020 Registration          
(701) 328-1500
$40 $40 per medicine /biennium June 30 Century Code 
19-14-04
Limited Restaurant North Dakota Department of Health   600 E. Blvd Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging        (701) 328-1291 None $90 January 1 Century Code 
23-09-16
Manufacturers of Gaming Equipment (Gambling) North Dakota Attorney General 
600 E Boulevard Ave 17th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-2329
None $4,000.00
or $1000, Pull tab dispensing device only
April 1 Century Code 
53-06.1-14
Maternity Homes
North Dakota Department of Human Services 
600 E Boulevard Ave 3rd Fl Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Children and Family Services Division (701) 328-2316 None None Annually Century Code 
50-19-02
Meat Market North Dakota Department of Health  600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging         (701) 328-1291 None $90-$115 January 1 Century Code 
23-09-16
Mine Foreman Certification North Dakota Safety Council 1640 Burnt Boat Drive
Bismarck, ND 58503
 Commercial: (701) 223.6372; ND Wats: 1-800.932.8990
Contact office for exam information    

Century Code

38-05

Mining  (Coal) North Dakota Public Service Commission 600 E Blvd 13th Fl Bismarck, ND 58505-0480 Jim Deutsch, 
Reclamation Director 
(701) 328-4096
$500 (non- refundable) & $10 per acre None None Century Code 
38-14.1
Mobile Food Unit North Dakota Department of Health  600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging         (701) 328-1291 None $85 January 1 Century Code 
3-09-16
Mobile Home Park North Dakota Department of Health  600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging        (701) 328-1291 None $0-$180 January 1 Century Code 
23-10-03
Mobile Homes
Dealer ($50,000 Security Bond) $50,000 Manufactured homes
North Dakota Department 
of Transportation 
608 E Boulevard Ave, DOT Bldg 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0780
Motor Vehicle Division 
Jody Isaak Accounting Compliance & Dealer
Service Manager
(701) 328-4747
None $35 December 31
License expires
Century Code 
9-18-01
Motor Vehicle Dealer
$25,000.00 Security Bond
North Dakota Department of Transportation 
608 E Boulevard Ave   DOT Bldg 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0700
Motor Vehicle Division  
Jody Isaak, Accounting Compliance & Dealer 
Service Manager
(701) 328-4747
None $100 December 31
license expires
Century Code 39-22-02
Motor Fuel Taxes North Dakota Office of State  Tax Commissioner 
600 E Boulevard Ave., Dept 127
Bismarck, ND 58505-0599
Motor Fuel, Oil & Special Taxes Section
701-328-3657
877-328-7088


 

$20 None None Century Code 57-43.1-13
Motor Vehicle Transporter North Dakota Department of Transportation 
608 E Boulevard Ave,  DOT Bldg 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0700
Motor Vehicle Division 
Jody Isaak, Accounting Compliance & Dealer
Service Manager
(701) 328-4747
None $65 December 31 Century Code 39-04-44.1
Motorcycle Dealer North Dakota Department of Transportation 
608 E Boulevard Ave,  DOT Bldg 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0780
Motor Vehicle Division
Jody Isaak, Accounting  Compliance & Dealer
Service Manager
(701) 328-4747
None $25 December 31 Century Code 39-22-3
Community Rehabilitation Programs for the Handicapped paying a Sub-Minimum Wage North Dakota Department
of Labor 600 E Blvd  Dept 406
Bismarck, ND 58505-0340
Sub-minimum Wage Licensing
(701) 328-2660

None

None

Annually

Century Code 
34-06-15
Nursery North Dakota Department of Agriculture 600 E Blvd 14th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
David Nelson, 
State Entomologist   
(701) 328-4765
None $50 December 31 Century Code 04-21.1-06
Nursing Facilities North Dakota Department of Health 600 E Boulevard  Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Health Facilities            (701) 328-2352 None $10/ per bed January 1 Century Code 23-16-01
Oil and Gas Wells North Dakota Industrial Commission
600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept 405 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0840
Oil and Gas Division 
(701) 328-8020
$100 $100 None Century Code 8-08-05
Oil and Gas Wells: Exploration Permit North Dakota Industrial Commission
600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept 405 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0840
Oil and Gas Division 
(701) 328-8020
$100 $100 None Century Code 38-08.1-04.1
Pesticide Applicator NDSU Extension Service Obtain from local NDSU 
County Extension Agent
Varies- Depending on category of certification Varies April 1 Century Code 04-35
Pesticides North Dakota Department of Agriculture 600 E Blvd  6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Tim Gray, Registration        
(701) 328-1505
None $350 per product /biennium January 1 Century Code 19-18-04
Pet Foods Registrations North Dakota Department of Agriculture 
600 E Boulevard Ave  Dept 602
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Garry Wagner, Registration
(701) 328-1501

$100

$100 per product/biennium

Jan 1

Century Code 
19-13.1-03
Pharmacy North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy PO Box 1354 
Bismarck, ND 58502-1354
Howard C. Anderson, 
Executive Director 
(701) 328-9535
None $175 currently
July 1 Century Code 43-15-34
Potato Dealer, Wholesale North Dakota Seed Department 
PO Box 5257 
Fargo, ND 58105-5257
Ken Bertsch, 
Seed Commissioner 
(701) 231-5400
None $200 June 30 Century Code 04-1-57
Poultry Dealer, Buyer, Processor - Hatchery North Dakota Department of Agriculture 600 E Blvd  6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Wayne Carlson, Poultry Director (701) 328-4763 None $5 July 1 Century Code 04-13.2-05
Private Detective Agency North Dakota Private Investigative and Security Board 
513 E Bismarck Expwy #5
 Bismarck, ND 58504
Francine Johnson, Executive Director (701) 222-3063 $100
Application/Testing Fee
$250

September 30    
each year

Century Code 43-30 or 
Administrative Rule 93-02-01
Private Fish Hatchery North Dakota Game and Fish Department 
100 N Bismarck Expwy 
Bismarck, ND 58504
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-6336
None $75 Annually Century Code 20.1-06-12
Private Shooting Preserve North Dakota Game and Fish Department 
100 N Bismarck Expwy 
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-6336
Rules under 
Century Code
$100/plus 30 cents/acre
Annually Century Code 20.1-12
Processor, Sales Distributor, and Manufacturer North Dakota Department of Agriculture 600 E Blvd 6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Wayne Carlson,
Dairy Director (701) 328-4763
None $25 June 30 Century Code 04-30-02
Quarantined Feedlots for Sheep North Dakota State Board of Animal Health
600 E Boulevard Ave  6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Susan Keller, State Veterinarian     
(701) 328-2655
None $50 Annually Century Code 36-01-08
Radioactive Materials North Dakota Department of Health;  918 E Divide Ave
 Bismarck, ND 58501-1947

Air Quality Division
(701) 328-5188
ram@nd.gov


Varies Varies Varies Century Code 23-20.1-04
Registration: Aircraft North Dakota Aeronautics Commission PO Box 5020 
Bismarck, ND 58502-5020
Executive Director 
(701) 328-9650
None Varies Annually Century Code 02-05-11
Rendering Plant North Dakota Board of Animal Health 600 E Blvd 6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Susan Keller, State Veterinarian      
 (701) 328-2655
None $50 Annually Century Code 36-07-03
Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities North Dakota Department of Human Services 
1237 W Divide, Ste 1C
Bismarck, ND 58501-0250
Mental Health Services Division (701) 328-8920 None None Biennially Century Code 25-03.2

ND Administrative Code
75-03-17
75-02-09
Restaurant North Dakota Department of Health  600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging         (701) 328-1291 None $90-$180 January 1 Century Code 23-09-16
Retail Food Store North Dakota Department of Health 600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging        (701) 328-1291 None $90-$115 January 1 Century Code 23-09-16
Roving Grain or Facility- Based Grain Buyer  North Dakota Public Service Commission 600 E Blvd 13th Fl Bismarck, ND 58505-0480 Sue Richter (701) 328-4097 $200-$300 $200 - $300 July 31 Century Code 60-02.1
Hay Buyer North Dakota Public Service Commission 600 E Blvd 13th Fl Bismarck, ND 58505-0480 Sue Richter  (701) 328-4097 $100 $100 July 31 Century Code 
60-03
   
Salon North Dakota State Board of Cosmetology PO Box 2177 
Bismarck, ND 58502-2177
Sue Meier, Board Administrator 
(701) 224-9800
$80 $30

December 31

Century Code 43-11-17
Salvage Food Operation North Dakota Department of Health  600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging        (701) 328-1291 None $80 January 1 Century Code 23-09-16
Satellite Video Livestock Auction Markets North Dakota Department of Agriculture 600 E Blvd 6th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
Wayne Carlson, Livestock Director (701) 328-4761 None $100 June 30 Century Code 36-05.1-02
Security Agency North Dakota Private Investigative and Security Board
513 E Bismarck Expwy #5
Bismarck, ND 58504
Francine Johnson, Executive Director (701) 222-3063 $100
Application/testing fee
$250 September 30 
each year
Administrative Rules
43-30
Security Provider North Dakota Private Investigative and Security Board 
513 E Bismarck Expwy #5  
Bismarck, ND 58504
Francine Johnson, Executive Director (701) 222-3063 $100
Application/Testing fee
$130 September 30 
each year
Administrative Rules
43-30 Title 93
Seed Dealer's Permit North Dakota Seed Department PO Box 5257 
Fargo, ND 58105-5257
Ken Bertsch, Seed Commissioner (701) 231-5400 None $25 June 30 Century Code 4.1-53-
Seed
Bulk Retail
Facility License
North Dakota Seed Department PO Box 5257 Fargo, ND 58105-5257 Ken Bertsch, Seed Commissioner (701) 231-5400 None $100 January 1 Century Code
4.1-53
Approved Plant to Condition Cert Seed North Dakota Seed Department 
PO Box 5257
 Fargo, ND 58105-5257
Ken Bertsch, Seed Commissioner (701) 231-5400 None $100

 

January 1 Century Code 4.1-53
Soft Drinks and Bottled Water North Dakota Department of Health  600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging         (701) 328-1291 None $65 January 1 Century Code 19-08-04
Sovereign Land Authority North Dakota State Water Commission 900 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0187
State Engineer and Secretary          (701) 328-4940 None None None Century Code 61-33-02
Special Fuel Tax North Dakota Office of State  Tax Commissioner
600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept 127
Bismarck, ND 58505-0599
Motor Fuel, Oil & Special Taxes Section
701-328-3382
877-328-7088
$20 None None Century Code 57-43.2-05
Taxidermist North Dakota Game and Fish Department
100 N Bismarck Expwy 
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-6336
None $25 None Century Code 20.1-03-15
Tobacco, Cigarettes, Snuff: Retail North Dakota Attorney General 
600 E Boulevard Ave, 17th Fl
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-2329
None $15 July 1 Century Code 57-36-02
Tobacco, Cigarettes, Snuff: Wholesale North Dakota Attorney General 
600 E Boulevard Ave, 17th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-2329
None $25 July 1 Century Code 57-36-02
Trailer Dealer North Dakota Department of Transportation 608 E Blvd DOT Bldg Bismarck, ND 58505-0700 Motor Vehicle Division
Jody Isaak, Accounting Compliance Administrator
Dlr Lic & Services  
(701) 328-2725
None $30 December 31 Century Code 39-22.1-01
Transient Merchants North Dakota Attorney General 
600 E Boulevard Ave, 17th Fl 
Bismarck, ND 58505-0040
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-2329
None $200 Annually Century Code 51-04-02
Trust Companies North Dakota Department of  Financial Institutions
2000 Schafer St Ste G 
Bismarck, ND 58501-1204
Robert Entringer, 
Commissioner 
(701) 328-9933
$5000 Varies Perpetual Century Code 06-01-17.1; 06-05-01
Ultralight Vehicle Dealer North Dakota Aeronautics Commission  PO Box 5020 
Bismarck, ND 58502-5020
Executive Director 
(701) 328-9650
None $50 Annually Century Code 02-08-04
Water Craft for Hire North Dakota Game and Fish Department
100 N Bismarck Expwy 
Bismarck, ND 58501-5095
Licensing Division 
(701) 328-6336
None $6 to $30 None Century Code 20.1-13-04
Waste Disposal, Hazardous North Dakota Department of Health;  
918 E Divide Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501-1947
Waste Management                (701) 328-5166 None None None Century Code 23-20.3-05
Water Permit North Dakota State Water Commission 900 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0850
State Engineer and Secretary 
(701) 328-4940
None Varies None Century Code 
61-04-02
Water Vendor North Dakota Department of Health 600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Division of Food and Lodging        (701) 328-1291 None $65 January 1 Century Code 
19-08-04
Wholesale Drug and Services North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy  PO Box 1354
Bismarck, ND 58502-1354
Howard C. Anderson, Executive Director  (701) 328-9535

None

$200 - $400 After August 1

June 1

Century Code 
43.15.3
Wool Dealer North Dakota Department of Agriculture 600 E Blvd 6th Fl Bismarck, ND 58505-0020 Wayne Carlson, Livestock Director (701) 328-4761 None $10 June 30   Century Code 36-04-07 

X-ray Machines North Dakota Department of Health; 918 E Divide Ave, Bismarck ND 58501-1947 Air Quality Division
701-328-5188

x-ray@nd.gov
Varies Varies Varies Century Code
23-20.1-04

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Contact: Kathleen Tweeten, Director, Center for Community Vitality, 701-328-9719 
e-mail kathleen.tweeten@ndsu.edu   

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