Steele County, North Dakota

Steele County is full of many opportunities. We invite you to come 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!

Steele County GIS Link

Community Health Needs Assessment

We are working again on collecting data for our Community Health Needs Assessment. This is our second time working together (Sanford Mayville, Sanford Hillsboro, Traill District Health Unit, and Steele County Public Health) collecting this data. It needs to be done every few years. 

This data is very important so we can see where our priority health needs are, and work together to develop a plan to meet these needs. The more surveys we collect the better! Thank you. Contact Brittany Ness for a paper copy of the survey or have questions. 
Office: 701-524-2060

Please click the link below to take the survey:

Peer Recovery Coach Academy
April 9 - 13, 2018 

Download PDF for more information.

Property Appraisal Information - Vanguard Update:

Vanguard reps are done with the residential data collection at this time. (December 21, 2017) They will return back in the Spring of 2018 to start on Commercial property data collection and finish up the last few Residential property stragglers. BUT, as of now, they are done with their data collection for a couple months. The basic timeline is as follows:

  • Spring of 2018: Commercial/Industrial/Grain Elevators will have data collectors come out and ask to see the property/tour the property/do data collections


  • Early Fall of 2018: Review teams come out and go over each parcel of property (will review from the road, will not be asking for entry into properties) to do their quality assurance/control


  • Feb 1, 2019: valuations will be available for review for residents, township boards of equalization, etc

Thank you ALL for your understanding throughout this process. More to come at a later date, but have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!!

Please contact Ben Gates with any questions. 



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:

**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 at the bottom of the page.