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Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption

Last Review: 2012-08-13
Incentive Type: Property Tax Incentive
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial
Incentive Amount: 100% for five years
Website: http://www.nd.gov/tax/property/forms/appexemptswgd.pdf

Summary:

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 five-year period following installation. To apply for this exemption, system owners must contact their local tax assessor or county director of tax equalization.

North Dakota also offers a property tax reduction for centrally-assessed* wind turbines larger than 100 kilowatts (kW). These systems are not eligible for the exemption described above.



* 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. The locally-assessed provision was added in 2007 by H.B. 1072, presumably to clarify the different valuation procedures for commercial and non-commercial renewable energy facilities.


Contact:
Public Information - State Tax Commissioner
Office of the State Tax Commissioner
State Capitol
600 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0599
Phone:(701) 328-2770 Ext.
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Email: taxinfo@nd.gov
Web site: http://www.nd.gov/tax

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