The Dunseith Land Port of Entry (LPOE) processes both commercial and noncommercial traffic. Noncommercial traffic is mostly tourist traffic destined for the International Peace Garden in Dunseith, ND.

Angled black and white view of several low buildings with a road dividing them, and a 1960s car parked in front of one, and trees in in the background
One-story tan building with green trim and a canopy that extends over three driving lanes, with two rolling ladders, a rolling stop sign, and a silver vehicle in the lane closest to the building entrance

Project overview

The current facility needs to be upgraded to improve and support the operations of Federal inspection agencies. The project would provide a new main port building, non-commercial primary and secondary inspection areas, commercial primary and secondary inspection areas, outbound inspection, safety for livestock inspections, and improve queuing for International Peace Garden patrons. Building design would meet the operational needs of the federal agencies present and aim to architecturally connect with the local community, climate, and geography.

Tenant Agencies:

Department of Homeland Security – Customs and Border Protection
Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Project benefits

The proposed project would enhance public areas, designate a trusted traveler enrollment center, augment administrative and staff support areas, and redesign support facilities and parking. The project would satisfy current and projected operational needs, address significant site constraints, and provide modern, efficient, technologically current, and secure facilities for travelers and LPOE staff.

Project updates

Major Milestones

June 13, 2022: Public and Stakeholder Scoping Meeting

NEPA Review

Public Scoping

The public scoping period for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review will open on Friday, May 27, 2022, and will close on Thursday, June 30, 2022. All public scoping comments must be submitted or postmarked by June 30, 2022. Comments may be submitted electronically to Written comments can be submitted by mail to:

Dunseith LPOE Environmental Assessment
ATTN: Derrick W. Rosenbach, AICP
U.S. General Services Administration, Region 8
One Denver Federal Center
P.O. Box 25546 Building 41
Denver, CO 80225

GSA hosted a virtual public and stakeholder scoping meeting on June 13, 2022, at 6:00 PM CST.
[Dunseith LPOE Presentation [PDF - 2 MB]]

Last Reviewed: 2022-06-17