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Ransom County Courthouse

204 5th Avenue West
PO Box 668
Lisbon, ND 58054



Open Monday – Friday  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In the event of inclement  weather please call to be assured the building is open for business.


Events and Announcements

Regular Commission meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of every month at 9 am.

Next meeting May 7, 2024

Motor Vehicle Office Closed May 1, 2024 9 am-10 am- Motor Vehicle Training

Upcoming Courthouse Closure Dates:

Memorial Day- May 27th, 2024

Independence Day- July 4, 2024

Meetings Regarding the Ransom County Courthouse Addition

Thursday March 14 @7pm-Ransom County Courthouse

Agenda for March 14, 2024 Meeting

Thursday March 21 @7pm- Enderlin Fire Hall

Agenda for March 21, 2024 Meeting

Tuesday March 26@7pm- Fort Ransom Community Building

Agenda for March 26, 2024 Meeting

Thursday April 4@7pm- Silver Prairie Saloon, McLeod

Agenda for April 4, 2024 Meeting

Tuesday April 9@ 7pm-Ransom County Courthouse 

Friday April 12 from 7-11am at the Ransom County Highway Department (Pancake Feed)


Passports and Marriage licenses will be issued in the Recorders office beginning January 1, 2024. Office hours for these services will be by appointment only Monday through Friday 8:30-11:30 and 1:30-3:30. For additional information regarding these services click on Recorders office and than click on appropriate tab. 

See you in January!

Job Opening:

RSR Human Service Zone partners with the Department of Health and Human Services to deliver exceptional human service programs to our community.

RSR is seeking an Administrative Assistant I.

Please click on the link to find more information and application for the job. 

Administrative Assistant l job application

Brief history of Ransom County North Dakota.

The Dakota Territory legislature created Ransom County on January 4, 1873 and it was organized on April 4, 1881. It is located in the southeastern part of the state.  It was named for Fort Ransom, which in turn was named for General Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom (1834-1864) who died for the Union in the Civil War.  

The county seat, Lisbon, was founded on September 25, 1880 by Joseph Colton, who was the first to homestead the area. Colton named the town Lisbon, after Lisbon, New York.

The Sheyenne River meanders through the county.  The county terrain consists of rolling hills, dotted with lakes and ponds in its western part.  The area is largely devoted to agriculture. The county has a total area of 864 square miles of which 862 square miles is land with 1.4 square miles being water.

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