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  • Spring load restrictions will go into effect on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7:00 A.M.

    Notice is hereby given that the Burleigh County Board of Commissioners have resolved that seasonal load restrictions will go into effect on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 7:00 A.M. and will continue until further notice. Enforcement will be by the Burleigh County Sheriff Dept. and the ND Highway Patrol. Map - Load Restriction Map Spring 

  • Public Input Meeting - Proposed Improvements To Three Burleigh County Structures

    Public Input Meeting to be held on March 6 to discuss Proposed Improvements to three Burleigh County structures.

    An In-person Meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Central Time on March 6, 2024 at Apple Creek Elementary School located at 2000 93rd St SE, Bismarck, ND. The Public Input Meeting will utilize an open house format with no formal presentation.

    Materials will be available on the NDDOT website at, click "Public Input Meetings" under the News and Events tab.  

    The purpose of the Public Input Meeting is to discuss proposed improvements to three bridge structures maintained by Burleigh County Highway Department. The project consists of bridge replacement on Apple Creek Road, 1/2 miles east of 80th Street SE; bridge replacement on 236th Street SE, 1/2 miles south of Lincoln Road; and bridge removal on 102nd Ave SE, 1/2 mile east of US Hwy 83. The Public Input Meeting will provide opportunity for public input. Representatives from NDDOT, Burleigh County, and KLJ Engineering will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss your concerns.

    If unable to attend the Public Input Meeting, written statements or comments must be postmarked or emailed by March 21, 2024 to Adam McGill, KLJ Engineering, 400 E Broadway Ave., Suite 600, Bismarck, ND 58501 or email: with “Public Input Meeting” in the letter heading or e-mail subject.

    NDDOT will consider every request for reasonable accommodation to provide:

    • an accessible meeting facility or other accommodation for people with disabilities,
    • language interpretation for people with limited English proficiency (LEP), and
    • translations of written material necessary to access NDDOT programs and information.

    To request accommodations, contact Heather Christianson, Civil Rights Division, NDDOT, at (701) 328‑2978 or TTY users may use Relay North Dakota at 711 or 1-800-366-6888.

  • Load limits will be placed on 353rd St NE starting Monday February 5, 2024.

    Due to the warm weather it is necessary to impose a load limit of 6-Ton per axle / 80,000 lb. max on 353rd St NE from Highway 10 north to 84th Ave NE starting on Monday February 5, 2024 until road conditions stabilize.

    Click here to see location map.

  • Request for Proposals - Architectural, General Contractor, or Construction Manager at Risk Services


    Architectural, General Contractor, or Construction Manager at Risk Services

    Burleigh County is requesting proposals to assist Burleigh County with the renovation of the Provident Life Building, 316 N 5th St. Bismarck, ND to be done in compliance with ARPA guidelines and the ND Historical Society. Proposals are due by 12:00 noon CST on January 9th, 2024 and will be opened and publicly read in the 1st Floor Conference Room, City/County Building, 221 N. 5th St. Bismarck, ND at 1:00 PM.

    Each proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the name, address, phone number, and North Dakota registration number of the bidder on the outside of the envelope. The packet must also indicate ‘Provident RFP’ on exterior and mailed or delivered in person to:

    Provident RFP
    Burleigh County Auditor
    221 N 5th St
    PO Box 5518
    Bismarck, ND 58506-5518

    Specifications are available here and questions\comments should be directed to Auditor Mark Splonskowski, Burleigh County, 221 N 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58501, 701-222-6718

  • November 2023 Emergency Gravel Road Repairs

    During the latter part of November, the Highway Department along with Northern Improvement, Circle C Enterprises and Knife River conducted an all-out effort to haul a mixture of high-grade gravel, Blended Base and Crushed Concrete on a number of gravel roadways throughout the County. An unusually long cold snap in October created a frozen layer below our gravel roadways, once the weather turned warmer in November the roadways started to thaw from the top down. Since the water could not be absorbed into the road bed (due to the frozen layer) the surface gravels became super saturated. Gravels with high Plasticity Index (PI) are prone to rutting under these conditions and made driving conditions hazardous. Fearing that this could also happen in the spring, it was decided to try and firm up as many roadways as we could (by adding high-grade gravel, Blended Base and Crushed Concrete to the roadways) before winter set in for good. (See attached map material locations) During the coming years we will continue to monitor these locations to evaluate the performance of each of the repair materials.

    Click here to view the November 2023 Emergency Gravel Operations Map

  • Burleigh County Boards, Commissions, and Authority Seeking Applicants

    The Burleigh County Commission is seeking applicants for several opportunities to support local county government. Submit an auxiliary application by noon, December 12, 2023:

    Bismarck Planning and Zoning (1 term from the ETA ending 12/31/2023)
    (5 year terms)
    This 11-member advisory board makes recommendations on requests for designation as a Renaissance Zone project. This Authority also provides guidance on Downtown Design Review and other activities impacting the core of the community. This Commission includes the Mayor, five members representing the City of Bismarck, A Burleigh County Commissioner, three members representing the extraterritorial area (ETA), and the City Engineer, who serves as an ex officio member.

    County Planning & Zoning Commission (2 terms ending 12/31/2023)
    (4 year terms ending December 31st each year)
    The Burleigh County Planning Commission is a 9-member advisory board to the Burleigh County Commission and meetings monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:15 PM in the Tom Baker Meeting room, City/County Office Building. The County has zoning jurisdiction in unorganized townships and those townships which have relinquished their zoning authority to the County. The County's subdivision authority is County-wide, except for incorporated cities and the extraterritorial areas of those cities. The Burleigh County Planning Commission includes five at-large members, who are appointed by the Burleigh County Commission. Attempts are made to find members from different areas of the County. The purpose of the Burleigh County Planning Commission is to promote the health, safety, orals, public convenience, general prosperity, and public welfare of County residents and to regulate and restrict the location and the use of buildings and structures and the use, condition of use, or occupancy of lands for residence, recreation, and other purposes (NDCC 11-33-01). The Burleigh County Planning Commission plans for the orderly and efficient growth of the County and hears requests for subdivision plats, zoning changes, zoning ordinance text amendments, special use permits and variances.

    Water Resource Board (1 term ending 12/31/2023)
    (3 year terms ending December 31st each year)
    Five (5) member board that generally meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 8:00 AM located in the City/County Building. The water resource district shall do all things reasonably necessary and proper to preserve the benefits to be derived from the conservation, control, and regulation of the water resources of the district. NDCC 61-16.01-09.

    Weed Board (5 positions available)
    (4 year terms ending December 31st each year)
    Five (5) member board which meets monthly. The County Weed Board shall implement a program for the control of noxious weeds. The Board employs a Weed Control Officer and works closely with townships, landowners, and the ND Department of Agriculture. ND Century Code 4.1-47-06.

    Housing Authority (1 term ending 12/31/2023)
    (5 year terms ending December 31st each year)
    Five (5) member board that meets monthly on the 3rd Monday at 8:30 AM at the Housing Authority Administrative Office. The Housing Authority makes policy and furthers housing assistance programs through interaction with local, state and federal government units. The Housing Authority exists to provide decent, safe, and sanitary urban or rural dwellings, apartments, or other living accommodations for persons of low income. NDCC 23-11.

  • Gravel Road Conditions

    Burleigh County is experiencing hazardous road conditions across the region due to the snow event in late October and the recent freezing and thawing temperatures.  These conditions have created a situation in which the snow melt and recent moisture have saturated the gravel road beds and is causing severe rutting and dangerous driving conditions.

    County forces are working on roadways that are accessible and will be addressing repairs as soon as conditions allow.

    We advise limited travel on gravel roadways until conditions improve.  Thank you for your patience while we address these issues.

  • Burleigh County Weed Board Member Application

    Weed Board - Application
    If you are interested serving on the Burleigh County Weed Board, complete this form, print and sign, and send to Burleigh County Auditor/Treasurer, PO Box 5518, Bismarck, ND 58506.

  • County Highway 10 Restrictions

    Due to extensive damage, Burleigh County is placing the following restrictions on County Highway 10 from the Bismarck City Limit (66th Street NE) to 158th Street NE:

    1) Reducing the speed limit to 55 mph.

    2) Reducing the Max Gross Vehicle Weight to 80,000 pounds with a 6 Ton Max Single Axle weight.

    3) Eliminate all overload permits on this segment of roadway.

    These restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

    Click Here to view a location map of the County Highway 10 restrictions.

  • 2023 Estimated Tax Statements

    Estimated tax statements have been mailed to all Burleigh County property owners whose estimated property taxes will be $100 or more.

    PLEASE DO NOT PAY these estimated statements. This is not a billing, but rather an estimate of what your taxes may be when the statements are delivered in December. These estimates DO NOT include special assessments or the 5% discount for early payment.

    The estimated tax statements are a result of legislation intended to explain in dollars the effect of each taxing entity's preliminary budget; and, to increase taxpayer participation in the budget process by providing the date, time, and location of each taxing district's final budget hearing.

    The direct cost of these estimated tax statements will be allocated between the taxing entities.

    If you have questions about taxes levied by any of the listed entities, please contact that entity directly.

    Mark Splonskowski
    Burleigh County Auditor/Treasurer

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221 N 5th St
Bismarck ND 58501
T: 1 701-222-6718

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