City of Ashley
P.O. Box 97
Ashley, ND 58413


City of Ashley
P.O. Box 97
Ashley, ND 58413

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Moving to Ashley?

Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, the prairie city of Ashley is the best of both worlds: a small modern town with many big city benefits. Positioned directly on Hwy 11, Ashley is located on a tour of many historical landmarks or the perfect place to visit to escape the bustle of urban life. The surrounding prairies and untouched earth offer much to explore, and much more to discover.

Established in 1888, the City of Ashley holds strong to the traditions of its’ past yet, Ashley continues to strive to become a center for technology and innovation. The community has been recognized as a leader in promoting economic development both locally and nationwide. With many newly-remodeled businesses & attractive main street, Ashley is a great place to call home, conduct or start a business, to have fun in the sun and snow, and to enjoy the rolling prairies and vast blue skies.

Ashley. For all the right reasons. Whether you’re interested in visiting or re-locating, it may just be the place for you.


Need Services?

City of Ashley Auditor (Water, sewer, garbage, licenses, etc.)  (701) 288-3096
Economic Development  (701) 288-3278
City of Ashley Mayor  (701) 288-3096
DRN (Phone, Internet, TV)  (877) 559-4692
MDU (electricity)  (800) 638-3278
Library  (701) 288-3510
Public School  (701) 288-3456
Senior Citizens Center  (701) 288-3540
AMC Harmony Homes  (701) 288-3433
McIntosh County Housing Authority Ming Elhard (701) 288-3645
Heritage Haus Townhomes, 100th block of 2nd Ave NE Paula Bendewald Patterson (701) 288-3363

Other Incentives for moving to Ashley or Starting a new business:

Ashley Job Development Authority (JDA)

The JDA offers up to a $5,000 interest free loan and up to a $5,000 grant depending on need and number of jobs created.

Lauri Heupel, Chairperson
(701) 288-5160
112 1st St. NE, Ashley ND

McIntosh County Job Development Authority

Offers up to $10,000 interest free loan, $5,000 grant depending on number of jobs created.

Neil Meidinger, Chairman
(701) 288-5141
112 1st St NE

Ashley Renaissance Zone

Five year property tax exemption and State Tax deduction if project qualifies and is located within the Renaissance Zone.

Economic Developer
(701) 288-3278
113 1st Ave NW

Small Business Administration

The SBA helps small businesses with FREE business counseling, planning, launching and growing your business. Along with helping to secure funding for your business through business loans, disaster loans.

South Central Regional Council

Helping local communities and businesses secure funding for development projects. Focusing on Infrastructure, business services & environmental and emergency management services.

ND Department of Commerce

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth.

US Department of Agriculture

We offer loans, grants and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development and essential services.

Ranetta Starr
(701) 845-5150
575 10th St W #4, Valley City, ND

ND Community Foundation

The Ashley Community Endowment Fund was established in 1983 to provide support for community projects and programs in the Ashley area. It provides a method of receiving donations and distributing grants to benefit projects or nonprofit organizations in the Ashley area.


HUNTING LODGE – Located 6 miles NE of Ashley, ND

4 bedroom, 2 bathroom hunting/fishing lodge for rent. Fully furnished – all you bring is your food and clothes. There are 6 beds and 3 couches. Side by side fridge, flat top stove, washer, dryer, grill, cleaning station, flat screen TV with satellite.

There is a lake right by the house. Walk out onto the deck and see pheasants, deer, geese and ducks.

Call Todd at 701-321-0327 or 701-288-3729 for rates and availability, more photos here.

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