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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 October 3, 2023


RCJDA will meet October 18, 2023 at Pizza Ranch at 7 pm .
Full-Time Ransom County Equipment Operator ll

Are you ready for a change? Looking for a career with overtime opportunities and room for advancement? Keep reading!

Job Description

The Ransom County Highway Department team is looking for a dependable candidate to fill the full time Equipment Operator II (EOII) position in Lisbon. 

The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and will be required to obtain their CDL within the first year of employment. The county will provide training and assistance to the candidate in the CDL licensing process. Successful candidate will be responsible for operating a variety of heavy equipment, such as, graders, bulldozer, tandem axle trucks, asphalt oil distributor, chip spreader, etc. May do flagging, shovel work and miscellaneous manual labor. Skills in operating motorized equipment and power tools are necessary along with the ability to plan, organize and work independently. Computer skills will be helpful. Duties will be performed both indoor and outdoor environments. The successful candidate must reside within 30 minutes travel time to the Lisbon County Shop. 

The complete job description and application can be found under the Employment Listing tab. 

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A minimum of a 2-yr Associate’s degree is desired. The county offers competitive salary (adjustments may be given for verifiable and applicable previous experience) and a benefit package that includes health insurance and retirement contribution available. 

Applications and Resumes will remain opened until filled.

Send applications and resumes to

For further information, contact Adam Schultz by phone at 701-680-5002.

Ransom County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Now Hiring a Full-Time Ransom County Deputy Assessor (Class II)

Job Description

Ransom County Director of Equalization office is looking to add another member to our assessor team. We are looking for a dependable, organized candidate to help fulfill the duties of maintaining values of properties located within Ransom County. Duties to include, but not limited to, physical inspection and data collection of residential and commercial properties. Duties will be performed in both indoor and outdoor environments. Experience with Word, Excel, GIS, Vanguard, strong communication and organizational skills are beneficial. Position requires 80 hours of state certification for assessment purposes within 2 years of hire along with a valid driver’s license. Certification and training provided by the County. (Wage starts at $20+/hr. depending on experience).

Complete job description and application can be found on the Ransom
County website:

High School Diploma or equivalent is required. The county offers competitive
wages and a benefit package which includes health insurance and retirement
contribution available.

Resumes and Applications will be open until position is filled.

Send applications and resumes to: Director of Equalization, PO Box
830, Lisbon ND 58054 OR email:
Call Teresa at 701-683-6116 with any questions.


Ransom County is an equal Opportunity Employer

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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