Covid-19 Update

The Courthouse is open to the public, but face masks are required and social distancing must be observed.


Tax Payments: To alleviate any person to person contact due to Covid-19 you may do 1 of the following:

*Drop payments in the drop box located behind the Courthouse (at the handicap entrance)
*Pay with Credit Card or Check by clicking here
*Mail check


View the County by clicking here: Risk Level Map

For more information please click here to be taken to the Covid-19 page

Burke County, ND

We are located in northwestern North Dakota and were founded in 1910. Burke County is bordered on the north by Saskatchewan, Canada and we have a land area of 1104 square miles with a population of approximately 1970 for a density of about 2 people per square mile.

The Burke County Courthouse

The courthouse is conveniently located in the town of Bowbells, ND just 69 miles from Minot and 107 miles from Williston.

Courthouse is open Monday – Friday 8:00-4:00pm

Closed for lunch from 12:00-12:30pm

and all holidays