Explore Nature
The Goose River invites young and old alike to experience nature's finest beauty.
What to Do
A Historic Adventure!
The Hatton Eielson Museum Hangar is a piece of aviation history!
What to See

Welcome!

Welcome to Traill County, North Dakota! Organized in 1875, the county of Traill in eastern North Dakota boasts several small communities with exceptional businesses, tourist adventures and cultural history.

With a population of just over 8,100, Traill County is on the grow! With young families, great housing opportunities and first rate educational and health facilities, our communities have something for everyone.

The county seat is Hillsboro, and the largest city is Mayville.


COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION

COVID-19 update

The Traill County courthouse, highway department and economic development offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Staff will continue to take phone calls and emails to help taxpayers in any way possible. See the directory for a list of contact information. For a list of statewide resources, see the North Dakota coronavirus page.

Follow Traill-Steele Joint Information on Facebook for more local information.

Notice to employers: Be on the lookout for fraudulent Unemployment Insurance claims

Unprecedented claim volumes are driving a dramatic increase in fraudulent unemployment claims across the country – North Dakota included. Click here to learn more about what to look for and how to report suspected fraud.


2020 CENSUS

Traill County residents - don't forget to submit your 2020 Census forms. The estimated loss in funding over 10 years is $19,100 for each person who isn't counted. See https://www.ndaco.org/census for more information.

ATTENTION VOTERS:

Traill County residents are required to vote by mail in the June 2020 election and encouraged to vote by mail in the November 2020 election to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

You still have time to cast your ballot for the 2020 Primary Election!

If you already have a ballot at home, you have two options:

  1. MAILING: Requires just one first-class stamp. Your ballot must be postmarked on or before June 8.
  2. IN PERSON: Call 701.636.4458 to set up a time to drop your ballot off at the Traill County Courthouse.
    DROP OFF DATES & TIME:
    Thursday, June 4 | 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Monday, June 8 | 70 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, June 9 | 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

VERY IMPORTANT-IF YOU HAVE NOT REQUESTED A BALLOT YET:

We cannot give out ballots on Election Day; we can only receive your voted ballot on Election Day. Please call on or before Monday, June 8 if you need a ballot.

Call 701.636.4458 to set up a time to come to the courthouse with proper ID and we will have you complete an application. You can vote in your vehicle and hand in your ballot the same day!

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

CALL THE TRAILL COUNTY AUDITOR AT 701.636.4458 FOR HELP.

Special election notice

Special points to remember when voting in the June 2020 Primary Election:

  • In the primary election only, you cannot cross over party lines. You must vote strictly Republican, Democratic-NPL or Libertarian.
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot, do not throw away the ballot. Immediately call the Auditor’s office for instructions on getting a new ballot. By law you have three chances to vote, but you must turn in the voided ballot before you will be issued a new one.

Voter Information

VISITOR'S GUIDE: ATTRACTIONS

From museums to nature's splendid display of beauty, to theatre and sports. Traill County offers activities for friends of all ages!

HISTORIC Traill County COURTHOUSE

The cornerstone of the present building was laid on June 20, 1906. The cost of the new building was $60,000.

TRAILL COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

The perfect location for your growing business, with plenty of housing and employment opportunities for those looking to relocate to a growing rural area.