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Interest Rate on Judgments

Administrator sets 2019 judgment interest rate

The North Dakota State Court Administrator has set the judgment interest rate for 2019 at 8.5 percent.

The administrator is required by law to annually determine the judgment interest rate prior to Dec. 20. The rate will be applied to all judgments entered in 2019.

The judgment interest rate is calculated by using the prime rate as reported on the first Monday in December, plus three percentage points. The result must be rounded up to the next one-half percentage point.

The prime rate on Dec. 3rd was 5.25 percent. Application of the judgment rate formula yielded the 2019 judgment interest rate of 8.5 percent.

Interest Rates for Previous Years

YearInterest Rate
2019 8.5%
2018 7.5%
2017 6.5%
2016 6.5%
2015 6.5%
2014 6.5%
2013 6.5%
2012 6.5%
2011 6.5%
2010 6.5%
2009 7.0%
2008 10.5%
2007 11.5%
2006 10.0%
2005 and Previous 12%