Steele County, North Dakota

Steele County is full of many opportunities. We invite you to come to visit and live in our County. 

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, 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. Welcome to Steele County!


Agassiz Valley
Social Services District

Steele and Traill County Social Services have joined together, to work as one, and are now called
Agassiz Valley Social Services District

Please go to for more information. 

***Telephone Scam***

   Be Alert and Share!

Human Services alerts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program households of a telephone scam
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Human Services is alerting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households about a telephone scam that is targeting program benefits. The program helps qualifying low-income households buy food.
In the telephone scam, a caller indicates that an individual or household will lose their SNAP benefits because he or she owes the program money. The caller provides a telephone number the individual should call to pay back the money using a credit card or another form of payment.
Michele Gee, director of the Economic Assistance Policy Division for the North Dakota Department of Human Services said, “Households that qualify for SNAP would never receive a telephone call about an overpayment or potential case closure.”
Gee said that SNAP households should not call the number provided in the telephone scam.
SNAP households should notify their county social service office if they receive any of these scam calls relating to SNAP benefits. County contact information is online at
Program benefits are placed on an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card. Qualifying households use EBT cards to purchase food at approved grocers, participating farmers markets and other vendors.
In August 2019, SNAP served about 48,000 qualifying low-income North Dakotans. The federally-funded program tends to serve mainly low-income children, often in single-parent families, people with disabilities, and seniors on fixed incomes.
If North Dakotans have questions about scams or want to learn more about scam prevention, contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-472-2600, 701-328-3404 or visit

Please Contact: Heather Stffl at 701-328-4933    

or LuWanna Lawrence at 701-328-1892 Email:



Contact Information: 

Agassiz Valley Social Services District

Steele and Traill County Offices

PO Box 190

Hillsboro, ND  58045

701 636-5220

Toll-free:  888 293-2298
701 524-1103 (Finley office fax)


Steele County Opportunities 

Steele County Job Application PDF


Full Time Public Health Nurse

Steele County is seeking applicants for a Full Time Public Health Nurse. Duties include providing comprehensive nursing services in preventive health, home health, and clinic programs including assessment, diagnosis, teaching, counseling, and prevention services to individuals, families and groups to promote health and wellness to clients in the county. Also maintains patient record, program activity records and prepares required reports. A current RN license is required, experience with assessments preferred. Benefits include health, dental, vision and retirement and paid leave. Applicants can apply online at, emailing or call 701-524-2110 for more information. Steele County is an equal opportunity employer.

Steele County GIS Link

The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services is changing its website. All Fire Declarations, Burn Bans, and the Fire Danger Awareness Index can be found on the ND Response website:


Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2017

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan - PDF Zipped Link

(Click Image to download full document)


Steele County Building Permit Ordinance Information

The Steele County Commissioners voted to formally adopt the
Steele County Building Permit Ordinance and Regulations February 2017. A copy of the documents can be obtained by contacting any of the Township Clerks/Treas., the Steele County Tax Director’s Office, or download documents by clicking on the pdf links listed below.

Please direct your questions to Steele County Tax Director, Ben Gates.
Office: 701-524-2442.
Click links below to download PDF documents: