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Sales Tax:

The City of Oakes has a 2.0% sales tax imposed on goods sold within the city limits. The revenue created from this tax is split between the City, Oakes Enhancement Inc, the Swimming Pool, and for Infrastructure Improvements. The City┬┤s share is available to different organizations and non-profit groups to request for different needs as a grant. Application for Sales Tax Requests must be submitted to City Hall for consideration prior to City Council Meetings. Applications are reviewed by the City Council and two readings must be completed to have final approval of request for funds. Applicants must be present during both readings.

Go to the city forms page for sales tax forms.

Property Tax Exemptions:

Please contact City Hall for information and applications regarding possible Property Tax Exemptions.

Special Assessments:

Current special assessments certified to the property and on the tax statements:

  • 2003-3 Street Paving Assessment (St. Charles Court and Industrial Park properties)
  • 2009-2 Water and Sewer Improvement Assessment (City Wide)

Delinquent utility accounts are also assessed each year to the property.

Property Values & Assessments:

Questions regarding property values and assessments can be answered by contacting the City Assessor Rod Rodningen 742-2137. Property values are determined each April by the City Board of Equalization but are subject to approval by Dickey County and the State Board of Equalization.


City Auditor April Haring

City Hall 742-2137
Fax: 742-9336
115 S 5th Street

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Chamber Office:
412 Main Ave
Hours: 9:00 - 1:00 pm
Monday through Friday
Phone: (701)742-3508

Oakes City Hall:
115 S 5th St
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday
Phone: (701) 742-2137

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