Property Taxes

Applications Open For Housing Help in Minnesota Due To COVID-19

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — Minnesota Housing announces applications are now open for Home Help MN. It’s a program to provide financial assistance to homeowners who are late on their mortgages or other housing-related expenses like property taxes, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are limited, so people are asked to apply early. The last day for applications is June 17….

Constitutional amendment would eliminate North Dakota property taxes

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – A Bismarck lawmaker has introduced a state Constitutional amendment that would eliminate local property taxes. Republican Rep. Rick Becker told the House Judiciary Committee the state would take over funding for schools, parks, police, firefighters and other local government expenses. He also said this would not affect local control. There would be exceptions for special projects,…

Cass County calls on Congress for Covid-19 relief

According to Peterson, counties across the nation are estimating a shortage of 202 billion dollars.

CASS COUNTY, N.D. – Counties across the country including Cass County are hoping to receive federal aid as they continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19. Cass County is part of the National Association of Counties that is calling on Congress to acknowledge the role it has played in addressing the pandemic. Cass County Commission Chairman Chad Peterson says…

Bismarck Approves $233M City Budget; Property Taxes to Rise

City Administrator Keith Henke says the 2020 budget is a 22% increase from last year.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The Bismarck City Commission has approved a $233 million budget for 2020 that will raise property taxes to help fund seven new city positions and give workers a 3.5% raise. The vote was 3-2 on Tuesday. City Administrator Keith Henke says the 2020 budget is a 22% increase from last year, largely due to a sales tax increase that…

Fargo Special Assessments Task Force Asks for Homeowners to Voice Concerns

they changed the cost share from 50-50 to 70-30 so property owners are paying less

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo homeowners have two opportunities this week to let the city know what they think about special assessment processes and funding strategies. The city’s Special Assessments Taskforce was founded last August to review and change the policy that hadn’t been changed since 2003. They are presenting the ideas they have come up with that will help reduce…

Get Ready To Pay More In Property Taxes In Both Fargo And Moorhead

Property Tax Increases Are Expected To Be Between 3% and 6%

FARGO, N.D. — People living in Fargo and Moorhead will be paying more in property taxes in 2019. Fargo city commissioners last night approved the 2019 budget. There’s a 1.9 percent increase in the general fund for a total of $98.5 million. There is no cut in the property tax rate, which will remain at 51 mills. Property tax collections will…

West Fargo Schools $106.9 Million Bond Referendum to Raise Property Taxes

It'll cost homeowners $15.79 for every $100,000 of home value

WEST FARGO, N.D. — More than 500 seniors just graduated from West Fargo Public Schools, but that doesn’t even come close to more than 900 students in the district’s kindergarten classes. “It’s relentless growth. The district is projected to grow 400–500 a year. That has happened for the past several years,” said David Flowers, superintendent of West Fargo Public Schools….

Discussing property tax valuations at Fargo City Hall

FARGO, ND – Fargo homeowners and businesses were able to discuss their property tax valuation at the Fargo City Board of Equalization’s annual meeting Tuesday. North Dakota uses market value to assess property value. People using that information for tax purposes who feel their property’s value is unfair could explain why. “We’re trying to maintain a business. I want to stay…