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. 

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 is hiring a Full-Time office assistant.  Duties include assisting the public, answering phones, accounts payable, inventory, assisting other offices and misc. office duties as assigned.  Must be able to multi-task, be punctual and reliable.  This position also handles confidential material requiring discretion.  Full benefits package offered.  Application and resumes can be mailed to Steele County Auditor, Box 275 Finley ND 58230 or emailed to Deadline to apply is August 30th, 2019. Applications are available at  Steele County is an equal opportunity employer. 

Steele County Job Application PDF

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: