Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption

Last updated: August 13, 2019

Program Overview

Implementing Sector:State
Category:Financial Incentive
State:North Dakota
Incentive Type:Property Tax Incentive
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Administrator:North Dakota Department of Commerce
Start Date:07/01/2007
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:Solar - Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Geothermal Heat Pumps, Wind (Small), Geothermal Direct-Use
Incentive Amount:100% for five years


Name:ND Century Code 57-02-08(27)
Date Enacted:4/5/2007 (subsequently amended)
Effective Date:7/1/2007


North Dakota exempts from local property taxes any locally-assessed* solar, wind, or geothermal energy device serving a new or existing building or structure. Stand-alone systems and systems that are part of conventional systems are eligible. For solar, wind, or geothermal systems that are part of a conventional energy system, only the renewable energy portion of the total system is eligible. This exemption is applied only during the 5-year period following installation. To apply for this exemption, system owners must contact their local tax assessor or county director of tax equalization.

* While most property tax assessments in North Dakota take place at the local level, the State Board of Equalization values investor-owned utilities (IOUs) for property tax purposes.

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