Board of Equalization

2018 Meeting Notice

The annual meeting of the West Fargo City Board of Equalization will be held on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 5:30 PM in the City Hall Commission Room located at 800 4th Ave East, West Fargo.

The City Board of Equalization meets to equalize the property tax valuations in the city, and provides an opportunity for individual property owners to appear before the board regarding their property values. Those who feel that their property value is unfair may present their case to the board at this meeting.

If anyone wishes to appear before the City Board of Equalization, it is recommended that they notify the West Fargo Assessor’s Office beforehand. The board will likely refer those who fail to make initial contact with the Assessor’s Office back to them before they take any action on the appeal.

The West Fargo Assessor’s Office may be contacted by phone at 701-433-5340 and is located at 800 4th Ave E Suite 1, West Fargo.

Meetings


  • 5:30 p.m. second Tuesday in April each year
  • City Hall, 800 Fourth Ave. E., Suite 1, West Fargo, ND 58078
The City Board of Equalization consists of members of the governing body. The Board of Equalization meets to equalize and correct the assessment list submitted by the assessor. If a person is the assessor for two or more cities or townships, then the city auditor, after consulting with the assessor, sets an alternate date in April for the equalization meeting. At least 10 days prior to the alternate meeting, the city auditor will post a notice at the usual meeting place and publish a notice in the official newspaper of the city. The notice must state the meeting time and date. Learn more about it at ND.C.C. ch. 57-11 (PDF).

About the Board of Equalization


The board may increase or decrease the valuation and assessment of any real property listed on the assessment list to whatever is reasonable and just and ensures equalization. The board may not increase the valuation of any property more than 15% without first giving notice of the board's intention to increase the valuation to the owner or agent at the last known address. The notice must state the date, time and location of the City Board of Equalization meeting. The board is responsible for adding any omitted property to the assessment roll at its true and full value. Any errors in valuation made by the assessor should be corrected at the local level. Errors not corrected at the local level will be difficult to correct later. Errors which are not corrected may result in unfairness and inequity in taxation.

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