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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 building inspections in Ward County. Building permits and final inspections that are located past the two-mile extra territorial jurisdiction of the city of Minot are set up through this office.
The appraisal process is administered on properties which are located outside the city limits of Minot. 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 market estimate of a true and full value. Every ten years these properties are inspected by our appraisal staff.