The City of Devils Lake, ND Assessing Department


Rob Johnson

City Assessor 

Helen Carlson

Assessing Admin



423 6th St NE, PO Box 1048 
Devils Lake, ND 58301


701.662.7600 Ext. 3

Devils Lake Assessing Building logo


The Assessing Department is tasked with the fair and equitable assessment of all property within city limits for property tax purposes, per the North Dakota State Tax Department. This department also compiles records regarding real estate transactions, new construction, renovations and handles a variety of property tax exemption and credit programs through the State of North Dakota. The Assessing Department is not responsible for any special assessments. Special assessments are a function of the Finance Department

Property Tax Credit Application Assistance

Rob Johnson will be at the Lake Region Public Library the following days to assist anyone who needs help with the Homestead Property Tax Credit Application and/or the Primary Residence Property Tax application.  No appointments are needed, simply stop by the Lake Region Public Library on any of the following days/times:

  • Wednesday, February 14 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 28 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM


You do not need to bring anything with you for assistance on your Primary Residence Property Tax Credit application.  The application should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. 

If you are seeking assistance with your Homestead Property Tax Credit application, please bring income and medical expense documentation.

If you require assistance and are unable to make any of the scheduled dates/times at the library, please contact our office (contact info above) to schedule an appointment for assistance.

2024 Primary Residence Property Tax Credit

The Primary Residence Credit (PRC) was established during the 2023 Legislative Session under House Bill 1158. The credit provides all North Dakota homeowners with the option to apply for a state property tax credit through the North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner.  Applications will be accepted online only.  A link to the application will be posted here once active.

The Office of State Tax Commissioner will start accepting Primary Residence Credit applications January 1, 2024.  

Homeowners with an approved application may receive up to a $500 credit that would be applied to their property tax statement. 


Own a home (house, mobile home, town home, duplex or condo) in North Dakota and reside in it as a primary residence. 

  • No Age Restriction 

  • No Income Limit

Only one credit will be available per household. 

Applications are due January 1 - March 31 of each year. 

Information you will need for the application:

  1. Property owner's name
  2. Property address 
    1. You will need your 9 digit Zip Code (58301-XXXX) (Look it up on the USPS website)
  3. Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)
  4. County in which the primary residence is located
  5. Parcel ID number
    1. This is on your property tax statement.  
    2. You can also find it on the Ramsey County Parcel Viewer (click here) by selecting your property.
    3. Properties in the City of Devils Lake will have a number that starts with 39 (ex. 39-0000-00040-000)
  6. Email address (not required)
  7. Phone number

Residence Revitalization Program

The City of Devils Lake has partnered with Gate City Bank to offer the Residence Revitalization Program, which is designed to revitalize mature neighborhoods by helping homeowners make repairs and upgrades at a low interest rate.  

Qualifying projects range from patio additions and new garages to safety repairs like furnace replacements and accessibility adjustments.  Funds may also be used to address code and structural corrections, energy improvements and general property upgrades.

Gate City Bank has allocated $1 million for the program, which features:

  • Rates as low as 4.99% APR*
  • 10-year or 15-year options
  • $10,000 - $100,000 projects

Applications for this program will be accepted starting March 18, 2024 and must be received before October 31, 2024.

*Note: This program is available to one- and two-family residences that are owner-occupied, located within city limits, zoned residential, assessed at or below $250,000, and current on property tax, special assessment, and utility obligations.  Each project is subject to credit qualification and a home evaluation and must be completed within 12 months.  Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis as funds are available.

To apply or learn more, contact the City Assessor's office.

Residence Revitalization Program Application