Electronic PaymentsPay property taxes online. Credit card payments are now accepted at the Auditor / Treasurer's Office (there is a convenience charge of 2.65% or a minimum of $3 when using a debit/credit card).
Mill LevyDownload the mill levy worksheet.
Tax StatementsReal 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.
NEW PROPERTY TAX STATEMENT INFORMATION & VIDEO
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Personal ResponsibilitiesPer 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.
Due DatesA 5% discount is given on the consolidated tax for both real estate and mobile homes if paid (or postmarked) on or before February 15 of each year. For real estate, the first half plus the full amount of yearly installment of special assessments are due by March 1; the second half is due (or postmarked) on or before October 15. For mobile homes, the fist half is due by March 1st; the second half is due by July 1st.
Receipts, Refunds & Penalties
- Receipts are mailed only upon request.
- No refund is given if an overpayment is $5 or less.
- See the penalty schedule.
When Taxes Aren't PaidThe 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 15 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.
ForeclosuresIf real estate taxes remain unpaid for three years, the Ward County auditor / treasurer serves a foreclosure notice, and the county becomes owner of the property on October 1 of said year. For more information contact our office at 701-857-6420.
The Ward County auditor / treasurer prepares tax deeds on all land foreclosures and conducts a sale of property on the third Tuesday in November of each year. Private sale of foreclosed property is held throughout the year.