Steele County North Dakota

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Steele County was created from portions of Griggs and Traill counties by the 1883 territorial legislature. It was named for Edward H. Steele of Minneapolis, Minnesota (1846-1899). Edward Steele was secretary-treasurer of the Red River Land Company, which was largely responsible for the county’s establishment.

Previous county seats were Hope from 1883 to 1885 and Sherbrooke from 1885 to 1919. Since 1919, the county seat has been Finley.

To view demographic information on Steele County, 
please visit the U.S. Census Bureau website.


Steele County Employment Opportunity

Steele County Job Application 


Steele County Highway Department in Finley ND has a job opening for a Full-Time Equipment Operator/Mechanic position. We offer paid health, dental, and vision as well as NDPERS retirement benefits. Employees will be expected to operate highway maintenance equipment. Some mechanical experience is preferred. CDL will be required. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, September 28, 2018. Submit an application to: Steele County Highway Department PO Box 291 Finley ND 58230. Applications are available by calling Reed Oien, Steele County Highway Superintendent at 701-789-0536, or by clicking on the job application link. Steele County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Steele County Online Fee Payment Option


Click MuniciPay link to pay weight permit fees and taxes below:


Click MuniciPay link to pay recorders fee below:

Steele County Accepts

You may pay your recording fees, weight permit fees or your taxes with a convenient online option.

Please direct your questions to the following departments:
Taxes – Kari Crawford - 701-524-2890
Recording Fees - Michelle Newman -701-524-215
Recorders Fees PDF (Effective July 1, 2017)
Weight Permits-Ben Gates – 701-270-1738