Tax Equalization

Responsibilities
Our responsibilities in the tax equalization office are to administer the tax laws of North Dakota pertaining to property taxes. Property exemptions are determined according to the state laws. The administration of Manufactured Homes taxes according to the North Dakota Century Codes. This department answers assessment questions and administers the Zoning Ordinances in Ward County. Building permits and final inspections that are located past the two-mile city limits are set up through this office. The plat approval process is started in this office. 

Appraisals
The appraisal process is  administered on properties which are located outside the city limits. Appraisals are done on every property so the property owners are taxed fairly and equally. With the help of a mass appraisal software program we can arrive at a fair estimate of a true and full value. Every ten years these properties are inspected by our  appraisal staff.