How do I tell which court system I need?
MUNICIPAL COURT: Handles all misdemeanor B, infractions, code and traffic violations that are handled by the Williston Police Department. The officers for the Williston Police Department are dressed in blue. Also, listed on the top middle of your citation it will list which court system.
DISTRICT COURT: Handles all misdemeanor B, infractions, code and traffic violations that are handled by the Williams County Sheriff's Office, or the North Dakota Highway Patrol. These officers dress in brown. Also any cases that are more serious offenses than a misdemeanor B, such as a misdemeanor A or any felonies. Again, listed on the top middle of your citation it will list which court system.
I have a scheduled court date in Municipal Court but I cannot attend. What are my options?
You may request a one-time continuance for a scheduled court date. Your request MUST be made at least three (3) days prior to your scheduled court date. Requests made less than three (3) days prior to the scheduled court date may not be honored.
How can I make a payment online?
Payments can be made online 24/7. There is a $3.00 processing fee for all payments made using a credit/debit card. To make an online payment click here: https://www.cityofwilliston.com/MunicipalCourtOnlinePayment.htm
How do I contest a parking citation?
You must appear in Williston Municipal Court on a Monday or Thursday by 9:30 am within 30 days of the issuance to complete the notice of rights and enter a plea. The judge will either set a up a pretrial conference with the city attorney, or a bench trial.
I have a small claims, restraining order, eviction or divorce question
My child who is under 18 received a criminal charge, now what?
My child who is under 18 but over 13 received a traffic or tobacco ticket, now what?
These tickets are handled with Williston Municipal Court.
I have to have an alcohol evaluation but I don't know where.
An alcohol evaluation can be completed by ANY licensed addiction specialist in any state. Wherever you decide to have your alcohol evaluation, it is YOUR responsibility to ensure Municipal Court receives the completion notice. Listed below are the local locations to complete your alcohol evaluation.
LICENSED ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTERS
A.D.A.P.T. Inc. Choice Recovery Counseling
310 Airport Rd #150 721 E Highland Ste B
Williston ND 58801 Williston, ND 58801
Montgomery Counseling Services Weishoff Alcohol & Drug
1510 2nd Ave W Ste #204 501 Main St, PO Box 157
Williston, ND 58801 Williston, ND 58801
701-202-5740 or 701-572-3800 701-770-0391
Summit Counseling Services
1500 14th St SW Ste 250
Williston, ND 58801
Native American Resource Center
331 4th Ave E
Trenton, ND 58853
Circle of Life
304 7th St
New Town, ND 58763
701-627-4700 or 1-888-325-9767
I need to complete a Victim Impact Panel but I don't know where.
VICTIM IMPACT PANEL SCHEDULE - 2020
The Victim Impact Panel is administered through
Community Action Partnership
Williston ND 58801
Victim Impact Panel To be held the following dates in 2017:
TIME: 6:30 pm CDT*
LOCATION: Williston Community Library - 1302 Davidson Drive, Williston ND
COST: $60 Cash (North Dakota Courts), $70 Cash (out of State Courts)
DO NOT CALL THE WILLISTON LIBRARY FOR INFORMATION
For questions call Community Action Partnership 701-572-8191
*Note: The event starts at 6:30 PM SHARP and the doors are shut (no exceptions). No one is allowed to enter after the doors are shut. We recommend you arrive between 6:00 PM and 6:15 PM to allow enough time for check-in and to avoid being locked out. Expect the event to conclude by approximately 7:45 p.m. No one who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be allowed to participate in the Victim Impact Panel (VIP). There will be security on site and breathalyzers may be administered if there is suspicion of alcohol/drug use. No one under the age of 16 is allowed to enter.
No food or beverages allowed. Hats, visors, bandanas, etc. must be removed. Cell phones, tablets or other electronic equipment must be turned off. Texting sleeping or any other disrespectful behavior is prohibited. Failure to follow the guidelines may get you removed! Upon successful completion the court will be notified of your attendance but ultimately it is YOUR responsibility to ensure the court is notified.
*The city allows individuals to complete an online course if they are unable to attend in person.
Please contact Williston Municipal Court with questions 701-577-9900.
****It is the responsibility of the defendant to notify the court of completion.****
I need the information for the STOPLIFTING Course
1. Go to 3rdmil.com website on any internet-connected device: computer, tablet, phone
2. Click SIGN UP FOR A COURSE
3. Enter CONTROL NUMBER
4. Click CONTINUE and complete the enrollment and payment fields
Submit payment with StopLifting online at the time of enrollment
Contact Tech Support for Help
(888) 810-7990 firstname.lastname@example.org
I need to complete the ALIVE at 25 Course but don't know where.
The Alive at 25 course is administered by the North Dakota Safety Council. All of the information regarding this and a multitude of other classes can be found on their web site, www.ndsc.org. You must pre-register for the class by going to their web site, this ensures you will receive a completion certificate that day. You can take it anywhere in the state, but ultimately it is your responsibility to get a completion notice to Municipal Court. Please contact the North Dakota Safety Council at 701-751-6106 for any questions in regards to the course. Contact Williston Municipal Court at 701-577-9900 with any other questions in regards to completing this class.
The upcoming course schedule for Williston is listed below.
October 6, 2019
December 15, 2019
I lost my information on Community Service
Please contact Lacey to set up your community service, she is our community service liaison. She can be reached at: 701-770-3564
Please contact Municipal Court at 701-577-9900 with any questions in regards to community service, time frame given or anything else.
I was assessed the 24/7 program, now what??
If you are accessed the 24/7 program you would need to contact the program coordinator within 7 days to get set up. The program coordinator can be reached at 701-713-3520, or by email at: email@example.com. If you do not reach out to enrol within the allotted 7 days, you will need to report to Williston Municipal Court immediately on the following Monday or Thursday to speak with the judge.
The jail was full/I missed checking in for my sentenced jail days.
If you try but cannot check into the jail on the agreed upon start date due to the jail being full you must follow these steps:
Ask the jail to put your information on the log stating you were unable to
check in due to the jail being full.
Appear in Williston Municipal Court on the next available Monday or
Thursday morning to speak with the judge about being unable to check in
and re-select days to serve.
- Failure to follow these steps may result in a WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST.
If you flat out missed checking into the jail for your sentenced jail days, you MUST appear at municipal court the next available Monday or Thursday to speak with the judge. Failure to do so may result in a WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST.
If you are sentenced to serve time in jail, and miss your check-in date/time for ANY reason, you MUST appear in court. If you do not, a warrant will be issued. A minimum sentence of at least double the originally sentenced jail days up to 30 days.
Who can I talk to about point's on my driver's license and/or the suspension of my driving privileges?
Assessment of points and suspensions of driving privileges are administrative actions taken by the Drivers License & Traffic Safety Division of the North Dakota Department of Transportation. The North Dakota Department of Transportation can be reached at 701-328-2600.
To check the current status of your driver's license in North Dakota you can visit https://apps.nd.gov/dot/dlts/dlos/requeststatus.htm and type in your driver's license number. **This web site does not work as notice of reinstatement for driving under suspension tickets.**
If you are NOT licensed out of North Dakota, check with the department of transportation/division of motor vehicles in the state you are licensed out of. Every state is different.
**Williston Municipal Court has absolutely nothing to do with the assessment of points to a person's license. This is all handled through the department of transportation.**
I received a No Liability Insurance citation but have insurance.
If you were given a citation for No Liability Insurance but had insurance at the TIME OF THE TICKET you may show proof within 30 days of issuance and the citation will be dismissed.
**If you are the insured party & it is your car we need:
~ Copy of the insurance showing coverage at the time of the ticket.
*You must be listed on the card as a driver, or provide a declaration
page showing you are a listed driver of the insurance policy.
~ Copy of the vehicles registration.
**If you were borrowing a friends/family members car/driving a work vehicle and they have insurance that will cover you as a driver we will need:
~ Copy of the insurance showing coverage at the time of the ticket.
~ Copy of the vehicles registration
~ A letter from the insured party stating,
"DEFENDANT READING THIS was approved to be driving my
vehicle/work vehicle on 9/1/17. Signed, INSURED PARTY".
This information can be hand delivered the to Williston Municipal Court Clerk's office located at the Williams County Courthouse on the first floor. It can also be faxed to their office at 701-577-1211, or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. Always include contact information in the event we need further information.
I have a question on a ticket I received outside of Williston and/or Williams County. Who do I contact?
You would need to contact the Municipal or District Court of the jurisdiction where you received the ticket. This information should be located on the front of the citation.
I received a Misdemeanor A or Felony charge(s), who do I contact?
These cases would be handled by Williams County District court, contact the clerk's office at 701-774-4377.
Who can I call about warrants?
General information about outstanding warrants through the Williston Municipal Court's office can be received by contacting the clerk's office at 701-577-9900 during regular business hours of 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Any other time, contact the Williston Police Department at 701-577-1212.