Rural Tax Assessment
Due to recent legislation, each county in North Dakota must now assess the value of their agricultural land by assigning a fixed assessment value to soil types contained within each land parcel, applying approved price modifiers where necessary, and, lastly, accounting for the actual use of the land. The valuation method is done either manually by counting soil acres found within each parcel or by creating a parcel layer within a GIS environment to determine the soil acres per parcel.
The Tax Department, the North Dakota Association of Counties (NDACo), and the GIS Technical Committee are involved in this project to assist the counties in meeting the legislative mandate. More information can be found on the NDACo Soils Map Tax Assessment web page.