Boards, Commissions & Committees

Running For City Office

If you are interested in running for the Office of Mayor or the Fargo City Commission, you must submit a petition with 300 signatures of qualified voters or pay a $100 filing fee. You must also complete a Statement of Interest form that details a variety of information about yourself and your spouse.

Candidates for City Commission and Mayor must meet the requirements to vote in an election; they must also have six months of continuous residency in Fargo.

Detailed instructions for filing as a candidate are available from the Auditor's Office; you can reach this office at 701.241.1300.

  • Download forms (pdf package) required to run for City Commissioner.
  • Download forms (pdf package) required to run for Fargo Park District Commissioner.