Assessor's Office

Farm Residence Exemption

The 2019 Legislative Session brought several changes to the Farm Residence Exemption for those claiming Active Farmer Status (other designations have not changed). 

To qualify as an Active Farmer, the farmer and their spouse, if married, must have received more than 66% of their combined annual gross income from farming activities in any one year of the two preceding calendar years, whether one or both are farmers. This is a change from having made no more than $40,000 net off-farm income in each of the past 3 years.

The Active Farmer must now include the “Statement of Farm Gross Income” form in addition to their application. This form is available on the North Dakota Tax Commissioner’s website The form is a fillable Excel spreadsheet based off the current IRS 1040 form. The Farm Residence Application can be found on our Documents and Links page or picked up from the Assessor's Office.

Applications are due February 1 st ,   however the Statement of Farm Gross Income can be submitted separately before March 31 st . Applications are considered incomplete and will be denied if the Statement of Farm Gross Income is not received by the Assessor’s Office. 


More information: New Industry/Expanding Business Exemption and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) 

Homestead Tax Credit

The Homestead Tax Credit Application can be found on the Documents and Links page.

More information: Homestead Tax Credit for Senior Citizens or Disabled Persons

Darcy Anderson   - Tax Director

Williams County Administration Building
1st Floor

206 E Broadway
PO Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-2047

701-577-4559 (fax)

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

206 East Broadway
Williston, ND 58801

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-2047


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