Located in the southeast portion of the state, the county was organized in 1873. It covers a total area of 2,298 square miles with a population of around 21,120. The county seat, Jamestown, is located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Highway 281.
The Stutsman County Courthouse is located at 511 Second Avenue Southeast, Jamestown. Occupants of the Courthouse include the Auditor and Tax Director's Office, Clerk of Court, County Recorder, District Court, Information Technology, Juvenile Court, State's Attorney Office and Treasurer's Office.
The Law Enforcement Center is located at 205 Sixth Street Southeast, Jamestown. The building houses the Jamestown Police Department, Stutsman County Sheriff's Office, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Veteran's Services, Emergency Management, Communications Center/9-1-1 and Correctional Center.