Fire Restriction/Ban: An Automatic Burn Ban which includes ignition of fireworks, garbage/pit burning, campfires, farm & crop land when the North DakotaRangeland Fire Danger Rating is in the HIGH, VERY HIGH, EXTREAMLY HIGH and/or RED FLAG WARNING has been issued. Burning will be allowed in Burke County when the ND Fire Danger Rating is in the Low or Moderate range. Fire Danger map

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Burke County, ND

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


103 Main St. | Bowbells | North Dakota

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 8:00-4:00
closed for lunch from 12-12:30
and all holidays