Property Tax Information
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Real Estate tax statements are mailed each December. By North Dakota Century Code, they must be mailed by the 26th of December. Mobile Home tax statements are also mailed in December.
Per North Dakota State Law, failure to receive a statement shall not relieve the owner of liability, nor extend the discount privilege past the February 15th deadline. Please call as soon as possible if you do not receive a statement. It is the responsibility of the property owner to notify our office of address changes.
A 5% discount is given on the consolidated tax for both real estate and mobile homes if paid (or postmarked) on or before February 15th of each year. For Real Estate, the 1st half plus the full amount of yearly installment of special assessments are due by March 1st; the second half is due (or postmarked) on or before October 15th. For Mobile Homes, the 1st half is due by February 28th; the second half is due by June 30th.
Receipts are mailed only upon request.
No refund is given if an overpayment is $5.00 or less.
Click here for a Current Penalty Schedule.
When Taxes Aren't Paid
The County depends upon receiving the estimated tax revenue in order to pay for all the services included in the budget. However, sometimes people don't or can't pay their taxes. If the Real Estate taxes aren't fully paid by October 15th of the current year, they are considered delinquent. Please note this does not apply to property that is in foreclosure; at which time the County takes possession on October 1.
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