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Welcome to the North Dakota Highway Patrol

Colonel James Prochniak, Superintendent, NDHP

Colonel Michael Gerhart, superintendent, welcomes you to the North Dakota Highway Patrol's official website. Whether you are seeking specific information or just browsing, we hope you will find the site both informative and interesting. Read more about us.

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Dakota Highway Patrol is to make a difference every day by providing high quality law enforcement services to keep North Dakota safe and secure.

Free Auto Permit and Routing Meeting

Join us tomorrow, February 10, for a free informational meeting:

Ernie French Center: 14120 Highway 2 West, Williston

9-11 a.m.: Automated permit/routing, user account management, permit Q&A session

11:10-noon: IT-related issues, future needs/ enhancements of system
1-3 p.m.: Size and weight, regulation enforcement Q&A session

Presenters include:

  • Jackie Darr, NDHP permit supervisor
  • Carrie Oswald, NDHP IT manager
  • Trooper Rodney Torgeson, NDHP motor carrier trooper

Please RSVP to Dana at 701-328-5128 or dschweit@nd.gov

February Tip: A non-divisible load may permit a maximum of 60,000 pounds,20,000 pounds per axle on a three-axle grouping. 

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