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City of Fargo Sales Tax

The City of Fargo currently has a two percent local sales tax authorized by Fargo taxpayers.

Local sales tax collections are administered under contract with the North Dakota State Tax Commissioner, who serves as a resource for local businesses on sales tax collection and reporting issues.

The amount of sales tax allocated to each function is listed below:  

Purpose Rate Authorization
Infrastructure  1 cent  20 years: 1/1/2009 - 12/31/2028
Flood control  1/2 cent  20 years: 1/1/2010 - 12/31/2029
Infrastructure  1/2 cent  20 years: 1/1/2013 - 12/31/2032


Infrastructure Sales Tax

On June 13, 2006, citizens of Fargo voted to amend Article 3 of the Home Rule Charter to authorize collection of a one percent municipal sales, gross receipt and use tax. This commenced January 1, 2009 and will expire on December 31, 2028.

The City of Fargo will use this sales tax for infrastructure capital improvements which may include the following: streets and traffic management; water supply and treatment needs, including construction or expansion of water treatment facilities; water distribution system needs; sewage treatment and collection system needs, including construction or expansion of sewage treatment facilities and flood protection projects.

On June 12, 2012 citizens of Fargo authorized the collection of a one-half percent municipal sales, gross receipt and use tax. This tax commenced January 1, 2013 and will expire on December 31, 2032. The City uses this tax for infrastructure improvements including flood protection.

Flood Control Sales Tax

On June 30, 2009, citizens of Fargo voted to amend Article 3 of the Home Rule Charter to authorize collection of a one-half percent municipal sales, gross receipt and use tax. This commenced January 1, 2010 and will expire on December 31, 2029. This sales tax is utilized by the City of Fargo for flood risk protection, mitigation and reduction.

County and State Sales Tax

In addition to the above mentioned sales tax, Cass County and the State of North Dakota impose sales tax gross receipts on retailers in Fargo.