For more information contact: 

Karen Bergstrom - Steele County JDA Coordinator

E-mail: steelejda@mlgc.com

Office Phone: 701-524-2645

Cell Phone: 701-789-0866

Finley Renaissance Zone Board

Wayne Fetting

Dennis Lindstrom





Tax Incentives Available: 
  • Single family property tax exemption on renovations. The city will grant a 100% exemption form property taxes for five years on improvements to single family residential property that is rehabilitated by an individual for use as their primary residence.
  • ​Single family property tax exemption on new construction. The city will grant a 100% exemption from property taxes for five taxable years on construction of a single family residential property built by an individual for use as their primary residence.
  • ​Single family property tax exemption on purchases. The city will grant a 50% exemption from property taxes for five taxable years on the purchase of a single family residential property purchased by an individual for use as their primary residence.
  • Business investment property tax exemption on renovations. The city will grant a 100% exemption from property taxes for five taxable years on the improvements of any property rehabilitated as an approved Zone project for any business a purpose.
  • Business investment property tax exemption on construction. The city will grant 100% exemption from property taxes for five taxable years on any property newly constructed as an approved Renaissance Zone project for any business purpose. 
  • Business investment property tax years on any property purchased by an individual for any business purpose.


There are also income tax exemption incentives available. Please visit the link below, there you will find  the income and financial institution tax incentives available under the North Dakota Renaissance Zone Act in more detail:


Basic Steps to follow: 

  1. Determine if project is located in Finley Renaissance Zone
  2. Request Certificate of Good Standing
  3. Approval from local Renaissance Board
  4. Approval from Finley City Council
  5. Letter of conditional approval of the RZ application
  6. After conditional approval from state, then construction, rehabilitation or signing of lease can begin **project is not allowed to begin without approval or the project will be disqualified and not eligible for incentives**
City of Finley Renaissance Zone

The Fifty-sixth North Dakota Legislative Assembly enacted the Renaissance Zone Act allowing North Dakota cities to create a maximum of 23 contiguous blocks area with a duration of up to 15 years, where certain types of tax exemptions and credits can be applied to stimulate revitalization , or redevelop to attract business and residents to that area. 

RENAISSANCE ZONE