You can find answers to common questions we get here on this page. If you have a question that is not listed here, please feel free to contact us by filling out a ticket in our Connect Ticket System.
You may pay for a parking ticket issued by a police officer in West Fargo by either coming to the West Fargo Police Department and pay the ticket in person between the hours of 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. The police department is located at 800 4th Avenue East. Or mailing the payment in to the Police Department at : West Fargo Police Department, 800 4th Avenue East, Ste 2, West Fargo ND 58078. The payment can be made in cash, check or money order form.
Yes, according to ordinance 11-0102 all dogs and cats over the age of twelve (12) weeks must be licensed by the West Fargo Police Department. In order to license your pet, please bring proof that the rabies vaccination has been given and is current to the West Fargo Police Department. A clerk will then issue the license after verifying that the proper vaccination has been given. The charge is $6.00 per animal that is spayed/neutered and $10.00 for those who are not (we accept cash, check and money order). The license will be good until December 31st of that year and will need to be renewed each year.
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Yes. Police reports and accident reports can be requested from the Police Department. Accident reports are $7.00 per report. Police reports cost $.25 per page but are free to the victims of the crime report. Payment for the reports may be made in cash, check or money order form.
The City of West Fargo has numerous rules of how, when and where an automobile can park on city streets. For instance, a vehicle can't remain on a city street for a period of time more than 72 hours and it must have current registration while parked on a city street. For more information on parking refer to West Fargo's city ordinance 13-16.
Yes, you will need to contact the Police Department (433-5500) and ask to speak to an officer. Be prepared to provide the officer with the following information: your name, address, date, time and type of event. The officer will consider the request and make a determination if the special parking is warranted.
An ATV cannot be ridden in the city of West Fargo unless it is being used on private property for the use of moving snow, lawn work or general house repairs. Snowmobiles cannot be ridden in the city for any reason except for loading and unloading onto a trailer. For further information, please refer to Ordinance 13-20. If you are caught riding a vehicle that is not permitted within the city limits the fine is $20.00.
Police reports can be made at anytime, on any day. Please contact the Police Department at 701-433-5500 or stop in at 800 4th Avenue East. An officer will be assigned to your issue.
If you have an issue with an officer, please come to the Police Department and inform a desk clerk of your intention to file a complaint or call 701-433-5500 to have a complaint form sent to you. A complaint form will have to be filled out in order to register your complaint. Once the paperwork is filled out and turned in, a supervisor will look into the complaint. You will be contacted by the supervisor regarding the issue.
No, it is unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm or dangerous weapon within the city limits. For further information please refer to ordinance 12-0306. If you are found guilty of firing a weapon within city limits you will be charged with a Class B Misdemeanor/$250.00 fine.
No. Fireworks are not to be lit off at anytime in the city of West Fargo. This includes holidays, such as, the Fourth of July. For more information, please refer to City Ordinance 12-0310. If you are found lighting off fireworks within the city limits, you can be charged with a Class B Misdemeanor ($150.00 fine).
Yes, there is a leash law. According to ordinance 11-0201, "No person who is owner or keeper of any animal shall allow any animal to run at large in the city." To report an animal at large, please contact the Police Department at 701-433-5500. They will require the following information: the address, type of animal, and when you saw the animal last.
Yes, this is a very common issue and you are not alone. If you believe your child is being unruly, you do have an option of having an officer come to your house and survey the situation. If you and the officer believe that the child is unruly, the officer may transport your child to Attendant Care where he/she will be held until the situation is resolved.
Yes, the curfew is from 11:00 pm until 6:00 am. This is the time when a person under the age of 16 cannot be out wandering the city. This ordinance does not include a child who is returning home from certain events. If they have been babysitting or if they are with someone of the age of 18 and they are approved by a parent. For further information regarding the curfew, please see ordinance 12-09. If caught out during the hours of the curfew, the child will be brought either to the Police Department, home or attendant care.
Technically, a noise ordinance is always in effect within the City Limits: no noise louder than 50 decibels in any residential neighborhood from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am and 55 decibels during any other time of the day. If you feel a neighbor is unlawfully noisy, you can contact the West Fargo Police Department and an officer will be dispatched. If the officer feels that the noise is unwarranted, the officer will ask the responsible party to cease creating the noise. For further information, refer to city ordinance 12-0801.
It is unlawful for any citizen of West Fargo to push or blow snow into the streets. If you see your neighbor doing this, please contact the Police Department at 701-433-5500.
If you believe someone is involved in drug use or trafficking, try to gather as much information as possible, including: license plates, times, dates, descriptions of people, along with any other information that you think may be useful to the police in their investigation. Do not put yourself at risk to obtain this information. After this information has been obtained, contact the West Fargo Police Department and an officer will meet with you regarding starting an investigation.
The West Fargo Police Department currently has a volunteer program. When we have opening for volunteers they will be posted on our website and on the West Fargo public access channel. You can also contact the Support Services Officer at 701-433-5500 if you have any questions regarding the program.
When we are hiring we list all job announcements on our website, as well as, with the local newspaper and Job Service of ND. Qualifications and information for employment with the West Fargo Police Department is listed on their website. For further questions regarding law enforcement employment, please contact Officer Miles Orth at 701-433-5500.
Officer Pete Neilsen and Officer Mark Morris are the two points of contact for the neighborhood watch program in West Fargo. They can be reached at 701-433-5500.