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North Dakota State and Local Level Referrals

When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.

Please contact us with questions or corrections.

For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.

Access & DisabilitiesDisaster UnemploymentInsurance
Aging ServicesEnvironmentLegal Services
Agricultural AidEssential NeedsRoadside Assistance 
Animals/PetsFamily & Protective ServicesStudents
CitizenshipFinancial AssistanceTax Preparation
Consumer ServicesHealth Care ServicesVeterans Services
ContractorsHousingVital Statistics
Crisis CounselingIdentity TheftVolunteer

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North Dakota State and Local Level Referrals

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CategoryEntityType of AssistanceTelephone Number
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityNorth Dakota Protection and Advocacy ProjectInformation on state and public resources available for people with disabilities. 800-472-2670
701-328-2950
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityNorth Dakota Disability Services: Developmental DisabilitiesInformation on state and public resources available for people with developmental disabilities. 800-755-8529
701-328-8930
TTY: 800-366-6888
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityNorth Dakota Disability Services: Vocational Rehabilitation (Physical Disabilities)Information on state and public resources available for citizens with disabilities who wish to return to work. 800-755-2745
TTY: 800-366-6888
Aging ServicesNorth Dakota Department of Human Services: Adults and Aging Services Information about programs and services for older adults and adults with physical disabilities, and caregiver support.855-462-5465
Relay ND TTY: 711
AnimalsNorth Dakota Department of Agriculture:  Animal Health DivisionDomestic animal health, non-traditional livestock, animal import and export, disease testing, inhumane treatment, registration, and licenses.701-328-2231
800-242-7535
Consumer ServicesNorth Dakota Attorney General: Consumer ResourcesInformation on scams, hiring a contractor, identity theft, tenant rights, price gouging and consumer complaint services.  Online complaint services available. 800-472-2600 (in state)
TTY: 800-366-6888
ContractorsNorth Dakota Secretary of State: ContractorsContractor's license verification and consumer complaints services.800-352-0867
701-328-2900
ContractorsNorth Dakota Attorney General: Consumer ResourcesInformation on scams, hiring a contractor, identity theft, tenant rights, price gouging and consumer complaint services.  Online complaint services available.  A contractor's license is required for all jobs over $2,000.00. Separate boards license plumbing and electrical trades. 800-472-2600 (in state)
  TTY: 800-366-6888
Crisis CounselingNorth Dakota Suicide & Crisis HotlinesDirectory of suicide and crisis hotlines, and mental health services.Emergency: 911
800-784-2433
Online Local Directory
Crisis CounselingNorth Dakota Department of Human Services: Service CentersThe North Dakota Department of Human Services operates eight regional human service centers. Each serves a designated multi-county area, providing counseling and mental health services, substance abuse treatment, disability services, and other human services. Online Locator map and listing of services including crisis lines.Emergency: 911
701-328-2310
800-472-2622
TTY: 800-366-6888
  Online Local Directory
Disaster Specific InformationTBD  
Disaster UnemploymentNorth Dakota Job ServiceWhen Disaster Unemployment Assistance is activated, the agency will provide disaster information.  This assistance provides weekly benefit payments to those out of work due to the disaster, including self-employed persons, farm and ranch owners, and others not covered under regular unemployment insurance programs.701-328-4995
TTY: 800-366-6888
Essential NeedsNorth Dakota Department of Human Services:  Economic AssistanceOnline services to apply for public assistance programs.  Health care programs, Child Support Online services, Aging and Disability Resource LINK, and Economic Assistance Programs such as Basic Care Assistance, Child Care Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - formally known as Food Stamps, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).701-328-2310
800-472-2622
ND Relay TTY: 800-366-6888
Essential NeedsNorth Dakota Department of Health: Women, Infant, & Children's (WIC) ProgramNutrition program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and children younger than 5.  Nutrition evaluation and monthly coupons to receive free supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, cheese, milk, eggs, peanut butter and dried beans.  Online directory of office locations.701-328-2496
800-472-2286

Essential NeedsGreat Plains Food BankFood assistance and nutrition programs and online Food Pantry locator.701-232-6219
Essential NeedsNorth Country Food BankServes northwest and west central Minnesota and part of Grand Forks, North Dakota.  Online "Find Help" locator.218-399-7356
Family & Protective Services North Dakota Child Protection ProgramIndividuals concerned with children at risk for abuse and neglect. Any person wanting to report suspected child abuse or neglect, should contact the County Social Service Office in the county where the child is, online county Social Service Office locator.Emergency: 911
See county office locator
Family & Protective Services North Dakota Adults and Aging ServicesIndividuals concerned with possible elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation.Emergency: 911
855-462-5462 (Press 2)
Financial AssistanceNorth Dakota Department of Human Services:  Economic AssistanceInformation on filing for public assistance.  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Programs. Online directory of local County Social Service offices.701-328-2332
800-755-2716 (in state)
Health Care ServicesNorth Dakota Department of Human Services: MedicaidInformation about state Medicaid and North Dakota Healthy Steps (Children's Health Insurance Program), and other medical insurance programs and services.701-328-7068
800-755-2604
Health Care ServicesNorth Dakota Department of Human Services: Children's Health ProgramHealthy Steps Children's Health Insurance Program. Information and application assistance in applying for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIPS) which provides free or low cost medical insurance for children.  Online directory of local County Social Service offices.844-854-4825
TTY:711
Housing InformationUSDA Rural Development North Dakota State OfficeUSDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas. 701-530-2037
800-582-7584
Housing InformationNorth Dakota Housing Finance AgencyResources for home buyers, rehabilitation, rental assistance programs, and searchable database of rental properties.701-328-8080
800-292-8621
TTY 800-366-6888
Housing InformationSocial Serve.com - Housing Resource HelplineSocialserve.com is a non-profit organization that assist tenants and agencies in finding affordable housing for callers free of charge. Using a toll-free number, callers work with trained, bilingual call center specialists to find affordable housing. 704-334-8722
877-428-8844
Housing InformationRentals.comOnline search for available commercial housing units.Refer to Website
Housing InformationHomes.comOnline search for available commercial housing units.Refer to Website
Housing InformationTruliaOnline search for available commercial housing unitsRefer to Website
Housing InformationZillowOnline search for available commercial housing units.Refer to Website
InsuranceNorth Dakota Insurance DepartmentGeneral insurance information, consumer resources, complaint and fraud reporting services.701-328-2440
Consumer Hotline: 800-247-0560

Legal ServicesNorth Dakota State Bar AssociationLegal Resources for the public. Information and referrals to attorneys providing legal services to individuals affected by a disaster, self-help, and complaint services.800-472-2685
701-255-1404
Legal ServicesNorth Dakota State Bar Association:  Volunteer Lawyers ProgramInformation about free and reduced fee legal representation.  Central Intake line for Legal Services of North Dakota and the State Bar Association of North Dakota.  Clients must meet income guidelines to qualify for all programs. By completing an application you are applying for services provided by both organizations, Legal Services of North Dakota (LSND) and the Volunteer Lawyers Program of the State Bar Association of North Dakota (SBAND).800-634-5263
Legal ServicesLegal Services of North Dakota Legal Services of North Dakota is a non-profit organization, providing legal assistance in a variety of matters to low income and elderly North Dakotans.  Legal Services of North Dakota also operates small Native American Law Offices, online directory available.Under age 60:
800-634-5263
Age 60+: 866-621-9886
Roadside Assistance & Road ConditionsNorth Dakota Department of Transportation: 511 Information Systemroad condition information, travel restriction information, and online travel information map available511
866-696-3511
Tax AssistanceNorth Dakota TaxState tax information assistance for individuals and businesses.  General: 701-328-7088
  877-328-7088
 
Veterans ServicesNorth Dakota Department of Veteran Affairs Information regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance.701-239-7165
866-634-8387
Vital StatisticsNorth Dakota Department of Transportation: Driver ServicesReplacement driver's licenses, permits, ID cards and online services.  Online directory for Driver's License Sites.General: 701-328-2500
Driver's License: 855-633-6835
Vital StatisticsNorth Dakota Department of Transportation: Motor VehicleReplacement vehicle registrations and title services. Online services and directory of Motor Vehicle Sites.General: 701-328-2500
Motor Vehicle: 855-633-6835
Vital StatisticsNorth Dakota Department of Health: Vital RecordsDuplicate birth/death/marriage certificates and other vital document services.  701-328-2372
VolunteerVOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY  

Referrals Last Updated: April 2021

Last updated September 18, 2021