Steele County, North Dakota

A great place to live, work and play, Steele County is full of many opportunities. 

Visit our city websites for more information: Both sites now have a community calendar to keep you updated with events happening.


Welcome to Steele County!


Steele County is located between Traill and Griggs counties in Eastern North Dakota. We are centrally located within 75 miles of Fargo, Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Valley City.

A great place to work and raise a family, Steele County offers a rural lifestyle with an excellent school district, abundant job opportunities, and affordable housing. Although a predominantly agricultural community, we also facilitate economic growth through entrepreneurship. Many incentives are offered to promote growth in the communities and welcome new residents and businesses.


Link: Steele County Job Application 



At their February 2017 meeting, the Steele County Commissioners voted to formally adopt the Steele County Building Permit Ordinance and Regulations. A copy of this document can be found on the County website at, with any of the Township Clerks/Treas., or at the Steele County Tax Director’s Office. If there are any questions, please contact the Steele County Tax Director at 701-270-1738 or 701-524-2442.

Steele County Building Permit Ordinance PDF


Steele County Building Permit Application PDF


**Steele County Calendar **
Steele County now has an online calendar! 
View upcoming Steele County meetings and events.
Begin on Homepage 
Click Living tab on navigation bar 
Click Community Information link - calendar will be listed on the bottom of the page.