Frequently asked questions from County of Cass

When will I receive my Cass County property tax bill?

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Cass County (ND) property bills are mailed in the first part of December of each year to the owner of record as of November 1.

If there is a mortgage on the property, the mortgage holder receives a copy of the tax bill. Depending when the property was transferred, new owners should contact their title company or review their closing statement to determine who is responsible for paying taxes. Unpaid taxes will continue to accrue against the property unless the bill is paid.

When are real estate tax payments due in Cass County?

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Due dates for regular real estate property taxes in Cass County are as follows: 

  • Taxes for the 1st installment are due by March 1st. If March 1st falls on a weekend, the deadline is the next business day. 
  • Taxes for the 2nd installment are due by October 15th. If October 15th falls on a weekend, the deadline is the next business day..

Is there a discount for early payment of taxes?

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Yes, if you pay your Cass County tax bill in full by February 15th you will receive a 5 percent discount. If February 15th falls on a weekend, the deadline for the discount is the next business day. The discount is calculated on your consolidated tax. 

Please note that discount is not available on special assessments and drain taxes.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Where can I find the list of the public health testing facilities for COVID-19 in the US?

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You can find here a map that all includes states and territories with one or more laboratories that have successfully verified and are currently using COVID-19 diagnostic tests. 

Where can I find the information about the cases/testings reported in North Dakota?

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You can find the latest numbers on COVID-19 cases and testings reported by the ND Department of Health here

Who is eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in North Dakota?

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To be eligible for unemployment benefits in North Dakota, you must:

  • Have been separated from employment through no fault of your own or have had your hours reduced
  • Be able to work
  • Be available for work
  • Be actively seeking employment
  • Be found monetarily eligible - a claimant establishes monetary eligibility based on work performed during a specific one-year period called the base period

When should I file my claim for Unemployment benefits?

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For unemployment insurance purposes the week begins on Sunday and ends on the following Saturday at midnight.

  • You should file your claim the week in which you become unemployed
  • The effective date of your claim is the Sunday of the week it is filed
  • Claims cannot be backdated to an earlier week so it is important to file as soon as possible after becoming unemployed

What information will I need to file my Unemployment Insurance Claim in North Dakota?

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You will need the following information to file for unemployment insurance claim in North Dakota:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Name, address and telephone number of all employers for whom you worked in the last 18 months or since last registering
  • Wage you are willing to accept
  • Union Local name and number
  • DD214 member copy 4 (proof of military service and wages)
  • SF8 and SF50 (proof of federal civilian service and wages)
  • Your alien identification number (non-U.S. citizen authorized to work in the U.S.)

Would I be eligible for benefits if my employer shuts down or lays me off because of the COVID-19 situation?

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If your employer shuts down or lays you off due to lack of work caused by the impact of COVID-19 on the business, you will generally be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits in North Dakota. 

Would I be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits if I am quarantined and cannot work?

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Yes, if you are quarantined and physically able to work but cannot work from the quarantine location do to other reasons, you would be eligible to receive benefits based upon recent federal guidance relating strictly to COVID-19.

When do eligible voters register for an election?

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North Dakota does not require voter registration. Therefore, an eligible voter may vote in an election if the voter provides acceptable identification.

Is an individual required to provide identification to be able to vote?

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Yes. Identification is required to verify a voter’s residential address and date of birth. Acceptable forms of identification are a valid North Dakota:

  • Driver’s license
  • Non-driver’s identification card
  • Tribal identification
  • Long term care identification certificate

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