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 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 Dekker - 701-524-2890
Recording Fees - Michelle Newman -701-524-215
Recorders Fees PDF (Effective July 1, 2017)
Weight Permits-Ben Gates – 701-270-1738

Steele County Court 2018 Schedule - download PDF

Steele County Observed 2018 Schedule - download PDF

Steele County Court 2019 Schedule - download PDF

Steele County Observed Holiday 2019 Schedule - download PDF