Understanding Special Assessments in the City of Bismarck
The City of Bismarck conducts a number of improvement projects every year. Some projects bring city services to new areas of the city. Other projects make repairs in older sections of Bismarck. All of this work is done with the help of special assessments.
Special assessments on private property pay for public improvements that benefit that property. Improvements that would bring special assessments fall under four main categories:
- Storm sewer
- Sewer and water
- Paving and street lights
- Sidewalk, curb, and gutter
View information about the special assessment process.
See the approved Special Assessment Policy here.
Property owners may pay off the remaining special assessment balance at the:
Bismarck Finance Office
City / County Building
221 N. 5th St.
Bismarck, ND 58506
View the City of Bismarck Property Search.
*Please note that the 2017 Special Assessment Installments will be certified to Burleigh County on October 31, 2017. No payments will be accepted on the 31st.
Special Assessments may be paid in full, or they will be billed to the property owner in installments. The installments are spread over 7 to 15 years, depending on the type of improvement. Notice of the installment due each year is sent to property owners on their property tax statements. The installment is paid along with the property taxes to the
Burleigh County Auditor's Office.
2017 Installments Certified to Burleigh County
For more information, please call (701) 355-1600.