Assessor's Office

The Assessor's Office is responsible for maintenance and distribution of all property ownership, legal description boundaries, and address information in the City of Valley City. We also appraise, or estimate the value, of all property in the city as well as administer property tax exemptions.

Here, you will find explanations and definitions about the appraisal & assessment process, answers to some common questions, information on how to understand or appeal your valuation, important dates, and exemption information.

Assessment Process

North Dakota law requires Assessors to value, or appraise, property at true & full value as of February 1st of each year. This can also be referred to as market value. Basically, what that means is the value that most people would likely pay for a given property in its present condition.

The Assessor must notify property owners when their assessed value increases at least 10% and $3,000 or more of the last assessment.

The property taxes we pay are determined by our elected officials (city & county commissioners, school & park board members, etc.) setting their budgets. That is what determines the total amount of property tax to be paid in any given year in the City of Valley City.

Once the budgets for each political subdivision are set, the amount needed from property taxes is divided by the total taxable value to determine the mill levy.

Each property's share of the property tax is based on the Assessor's value. Although the work of the Assessor does not determine the total amount of taxes paid, it does affect the uniform distribution of the property tax burden.


Property Owners can find all grant applications, Bright Energy Solutions rebates and property tax exemption forms on the Forms page.

For your convenience, the property tax exemptions, administered by the Assessor's Office are listed below:

New Construction:


State Property Tax Exemption Programs:

Related Programs, Administered by Other Offices:

Helpful Links

The City Auditor's Office also works closely with the following programs, for more information, please use the following links: