The City of Grand Forks understands the concern about gathering in public places during COVID-19 issues in the country. The City also understands that residents need to get business done at City Hall. With that, we have created a "Virtual City Hall" online for residents to conduct their City business while still practicing social distancing.
Below you will find city services that can be conducted online, by email or via telephone.
For a complete City of Grand Forks directory, CLICK HERE.
As always, residents can reach the City and its members through the Public Information Center during regular M-F, 8am - 5pm hours at 746-4636 (INFO), 3-1-1 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can pay our Utility Bill payment online or via phone. (701) 746-2670
CLICK HERE to make your utility bill payment.
Contractors can call the Inspections Dept. to inquire about building permits in the City of Grand Forks.
Parking tickets can be paid online.
CLICK HERE for parking ticket payment
Contact the Finance Office at (701)746-2620. We will need the following information to provide you with a balance or to calculate a pay-off amount:
- Address of your property
- For payoffs – the date that you will have the payoff in our office.
Payments can be made:
- Over the phone with a credit or debit card
- by mail for check or money order payments. Mailing address is Finance Department, PO Box 5200, Grand Forks, ND 58206-5200. Please enclose a note stating that the enclosed payment is for special assessments and the address of the property that you are making a payment on.
- By placing the payment in the utility billing drop box in the parking lot adjacent to city hall. Please enclose a note stating that the payment is for special assessments and the address of the property you are making a payment on.
The Planning & Zoning Department with the Community Development Department have several forms that can be found online.
If you have any questions for the Planning & Zoning Department or the Community Development Department please call 701-746-2661
CLICK HERE for online forms such as CDBG, Sign Code, Zoning, Parking Assessment.
For any questions regarding Garbage/Recycling in the City of Grand Forks, Please call our Public Works Dept. at 701-738-8740
Temporary dumpsters can be rented online.
For Temporary Container Agreement, CLICK HERE
All applications for Homestead Credit, Disabled Veterans Credit, and exemptions should be mailed to Assessing Office (255 N. 4th St.). You may drop off the applications in the Utility Billing drop box located on main floor of City Hall. If you have questions when dropping your application off, you will be asked to call the Assessing office and a member of the Assessing office will meet you on the first floor.
Please call the Assessing Office at 746-2611 for any questions regarding all other assessment concerns.
The City has scheduled the annual City Board of Equalization meeting for April 6, 2020 in the City Council Chambers. This meeting is required by state law. In light of the circumstances with COVID-19, we do not want people to appeal in person at this meeting. We want people to know that anyone wishing to appeal a value for the 2020 tax year is encouraged to do so in writing or over the phone. All written and phone appeals will be treated as if you appeared at the meeting in person. Written appeals can be sent to email@example.com or mailed to PO Box 5200, Grand Forks, ND 58206. Appeals should be submitted before 5:00 pm on Monday April 6, 2020. If you wish to appeal by phone, please call the Assessing Department at 701-746-2611. All appeals must be received by 5pm on Monday, April 6, 2020.