Roadside Advertising (Billboard) Information

If you are interested in erecting a commercial outdoor advertising sign along one of our many state highways, you will need to obtain a permit from the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT).

To be eligible for permitting, a commercial outdoor advertising sign must be located on private property zoned for commercial or industrial use. Signs must observe certain spacing. A general summary of requirements may be found in Roadside Advertising in North Dakota Brochure.

Contact the NDDOT District Office in your area to determine if the location you want is legally permissible. If it is, the District Office will give you a permit application. When applying for a permit, please be sure to observe the following important points:

  1. For each sign to be permitted, a separate application will need to be completed in the entirety, observing all instructions appearing on the application form.

  2. The “ZONING” portion of the application MUST be completed, signed, and dated by the local zoning authority as per the instructions on the application form.

  3. Each application must be accompanied by the required $50.00 application fee.

  4. VERY IMPORTANT:  NDDOT is not able to process an incomplete application.  Applications that do not meet the above three requirements are incomplete and will be returned to the applicant unprocessed.

For additional information, contact:

Greg F. Doll
NDDOT - Maintenance Division
608 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND  58505-0700
Contact Greg
Phone: (701) 328-2613


Roadside Advertising in North Dakota Brochure pdf file
Application for Commercial Outdoor Advertising Permit (SFN 10051)pdf file
Outdoor Advertising Control Routes pdf file
Outdoor Advertising Control Routes Inset Map pdf file

District Map

North Dakota Department of Transportation District Information

NDDOT District Information

District 1 - Bismarck
218 Airport Road
Bismarck, ND 58504-6003
Phone: 701 328-6950

Fax: 701-328-6933

District 2 - Valley City
1524 8th Avenue SW
Valley City, ND 58072-4200
Phone: 701-845-8805

Fax: 701-845-8804

District 3 - Devils Lake
316 South 6th Street
Devils Lake, ND 58301-3628
Phone: 701-665-5100

Fax: 701-328-0329

District 4 - Minot
1305 Highway 2 Bypass East
Minot, ND 58701-7922
Phone: 701-857-6921
Fax: 701-837-7632

District 5 - Dickinson
1700 3rd Avenue West, STE 101
Dickinson, ND 58601-3009
Phone: 701-227-6520
Fax: 701-227-6505

District 6 - Grand Forks
1951 North Washington
P.O. Box 13077
Grand Forks, ND 58208-3077
Phone: 701-787-6500

Fax: 701-787-6515

District 7 - Williston
605 Dakota Parkway West
P.O. Box 698
Williston, ND 58802-0698
Phone: 701-774-2700

Fax: 701-774-2704

District 8 - Fargo
503 38th Street South
Fargo, ND 58103-1198
Phone: 701-239-8904

Fax: 701-239-8915