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Posted on: September 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Voters asked to approve a one-half percent sales tax increase in November

Public Safety Sales Tax alert

The City of West Fargo is asking voters to approve a one-half percent (0.5%) sales tax increase during the 2022 general election in November to help fund public safety.


The West Fargo Police and Fire Departments are seeing a rise in financial need that outpaces the current property tax levels due to:

  • West Fargo’s increasing population
  • Growing school district
  • Expanding visitor appeal
  • Rise in mental and behavioral health issues
  • Increasing number of calls for service


  • Provide quality safety and security to the second largest school district in North Dakota
  • Shares cost of services with visitors who also use and benefit from public safety services
  • Increased presence for non-emergent quality of life crimes such as traffic complaints
  • Additional personnel to respond to an increasing number of mental health calls for service
  • Faster response times for fire and medical calls to meet national standards and to lower insurance rates


Residents will need to vote yes on both City Measure #1 and City Measure #2 in November to approve the Public Safety Sales Tax.

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