Kevin Ternes
City Assessor

City of Minot

Assessor's Office                                     

1025 31st St SE

Minot, ND 58701

The Minot City Assessor's Office is primarily responsible for assuring that every parcel of land and the buildings upon it are uniformly appraised and then assessed for tax purposes.

In order to perform this task, every real estate transaction is documented in this office. This allows our office to prepare and maintain accurate records.

Through the aid of a Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal system, an inventory is maintained for all 18,900 properties.  We also maintain a color picture file on 14,700 buildings. We are then able to arrive at a fair estimate of true and full value.

The estimated true and full value is then verified for accuracy through field inspections by our three person appraisal staff.  The staff appraiser can raise, reduce or maintain the computer generated value based on the models generated by buyer and seller actions in the local real estate market.  Properties are physically inspected every seven to eight years on a geographical basis. Once the estimated true and full value is established and certified through city, county and state boards of equalization, the values are uploaded to the computer system. The county then calculates taxes for each parcel based on budgeted needs of government entities.  The total 2014 mill levy is 268.62 less a 12% property tax relief discount paid by the State. The North Dakota Assessment date is February 1st each year.

The local governments' operating revenue is determined by the elected officials and local needs approved by the governing board. Once the yearly budget is defined, it is divided by the taxable value to obtain the mill levy which is then applied to each parcel to determine the tax liability.


Mailing Address:
PO Box 434
Minot, ND 58702-0434
How to estimate your annual taxes in the City of Minot/Minot Public School District
Email: Residential = Approximately 1% of Assessor's True and Full Value
Hours: M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm Commercial = Approximately 1.1% of Assessor's True and Full Value
Telephone: 701-857-4160

Ex. Residential House $180,000 would be 180,000 X .01 = $1,800.00

Ex. Commercial Building $180,000 would be $180,000 X .011 = $1,980.00