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Public Health Nuisances

The Environmental Health Division investigates and resolves public health nuisances in accordance with Bismarck's Code of Ordinances Chapters 8-01-06 and Chapter 14-05-05.1, and North Dakota Century Code 23-35-09

Section 14-05-05.1 of Bismarck's Code of Ordinances prohibits the following items from storage outside of a closed building in a residentially-zoned district: 

  • hazardous wastes
  • scrap metals
  • used or scrap lumber
  • household appliances
  • machinery
  • farm machinery
  • commercial equipment
  • new or used building materials 
  • construction or demolition waste or salvage
  • abandoned or unlicensed vehicle(s)
  • automotive or machinery parts
  • tires
  • used oil or solvents
  • garbage or rubbish of any kind
  • waste paper
  • used furniture 
  • other household goods, barrels, rags, boxes, cardboard, or other items

Complaint Form

If you wish to file a concern, please use this complaint form.
  1. Anton Sattler


  2. Environmental Health

    Physical Address
    500 E. Front Ave.
    Bismarck, ND 58504

    Mailing Address
    500 E. Front Ave.
    Bismarck, ND 58504, ND 58501

    Phone: 701-355-3400
    Fax: 701-221-6883