Special assessments are different than property taxes. They are the method the city uses to pay for infrastructure improvements that benefit properties, such as water main replacement and flood protection projects. The cost of these projects is divided among properties that benefit from them.
The authority and guidance for using special assessment as a method of financing is established in Chapter 40 of the North Dakota Century Code (sections 22-27).
Not all city projects are paid for in this way; some are funded through the city's general revenue fund or general obligation bonds.
For more information about special assessments, review the links at left or contact the City of Fargo Engineering Office: Special Assessment Division by calling [701.241.1326](tel:7012411326 :701.241.1326") or send an email.
- The parcel information page shows assessments that apply to specific properties. Type in part or all of the address to view the information.
- Learn more about the Special Assessment Assistance Program available.
- Pay off special assessments in full by completing the special assessments payoff amount request form, calling the City of Fargo Special Assessments office at 701.241.1326.