Special Notice:

Burke County has issued a burn ban/restrictions based on the North Dakota Fire Danger Rating. Before burning please visit the
Fire Danger Map to see if current conditions allow for safe burning. You may proceed with burning if the fire danger is low to moderate with
no Red Flag Warnings. If the map show a Red Flag Warning or shows high to extreme danger you may not burn.
To read the full Burn Ban Document click here

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