FAQ Topic: Property & Housing

How do I apply for assistance with my rent?

If you need assistance with rent, or are experiencing homelessness, you may qualify for assistance programs through the state of North Dakota. Visit the Apply for Help website or contact the North Star Human Service Zone.

When are my property taxes due?

Real Estate Taxes Annual real estate taxes are mailed mid-December each year. The payment of taxes is divided into two equal payments, but if taxes are paid in full on or before February 15th, you will receive a 5% discount on the consolidated tax. Postmarked dates are accepted when figuring payment dates for taxes. The … Continued

What is a mill levy?

A “mill” is simply 1/1000th of anything. Mills are used to calculate property taxes. Williams County calculates the “mills” based on budgets determined by each taxing district in the county. Learn more about mill levies in Williams County on the Mill Levy Information webpage.

Why does my property tax bill go up or down?

Both the value of the mill AND the number of mills can affect your tax bill. If the same number of mills are on your tax statement this year as there were last year, but your home’s value increased by 5%, your tax bill will rise by 5% as well. Learn about how your property … Continued

Does my zoning district affect my taxes?

The zoning of your property does not affect or impact property taxes. Zoning determines the allowable uses of the property, but zoning itself does not factor into the property value assessment that determines property taxes.

Where can I find property information?

Williams County provides historical and current property information such as valuations, taxes, structure details, etc. Learn more on the Property Information page.

How do I apply for the Homestead Credit?

To receive the Homestead Credit, you must meet the eligibility requirements and submit an application with the Assessor’s Office by February 1st each year. For more information and an application, please visit the Property Tax Exemptions and Credits webpage.

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