North Dakota Public Records

The North Dakota Department of Health manages all the states birth and death records for distribution and archives. All requests must be made in writing. So the office can only take requests by mail, fax, online forms or in person. No telephone or email requests are honored. Requests take approximately one week to process with limited availablity to expedited service. Search and first certified copy is $7 dollars. Additional copies are $4 each. Fedex and UPS over night shipping costs vary based on location and time. $16 dollars for weekday deliveries, $30 dollars for weekend and $50 dollars for international shipping.

Division of Vital Records
600 E. Boulevard Ave. - Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Fax: (701) 328-1850

Birth Certificate Form (PDF)
Death Certificate Form (PDF)

Marriage certificates are only issued by the county that issued the marriage license. While divorce and annulment decrees are only issued by the Court Clerk or Recorder from the court who heard the case.

List of County Offices for Marriage Certificate
List of Courts Serving Divorce Decrees

Adoption Records

North Dakota allows for open adoptions and information sharing for all adoptions in the state. By law, all adoptees apon reaching adult age (18) may view non-identifying information on birth family as well as medical history. While birth families may initiate a search for the adoptee when that person reaches the age of 21. Although the state does not maintain an updated database on medical history and is often only information that was inputed at the time of adoption. It's suggested that you use a private search agency to find more recent records.

The fees for finding indentifying information vary depending on the search agency used but average around $425 dollars while nonidentifyinig information is approximately $90. All searcher should start by contacting the Children and Family Services.

600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept 325
Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: (701) 328-2316
TollFree: (800) 245-3736
Fax: (701) 328-3538

Property Records

Property and parcel records are generally handled and updated by the county government. In most cases the County Assessor with cooperation of the GIS department. The state also handles some parcel and property records for many of the smaller counties that do not have their own computeried systems.

North Dakota Unified Property Tax Search
Cass County Parcel Search
Burleigh County Parcel Search
Grand Forks Property Information
Morton County Property Maps

Genealogy Records

Genealogy Records for the state of North Dakota

Public Libraries

We have compiled a list of 10 public libraries in the state of North Dakota

# Name Address Zipcode Phone
1 Carnegie Regional Library 503 Briggs Ave., Adams, Nd 58210, Adams, North Dakota 701-352-2754
2 Ashley Public Library 113 First Avenue Nw, Ashley, North Dakota 58413 701-288-3510
3 Golden Valley County Library 54 Central Avenue, Beach, North Dakota 58621 701-872-4627
4 Beulah Public Library 116 Central Avenue N, Beulah, North Dakota 58523 701-873-2884
5 Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library 515 N 5th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota 58501 701-355-1480
6 Bottineau County Library 314 West 5th Street, Bottineau, North Dakota 58318 701-228-2967
7 Bowman Regional Public Library 18 Divide Street East, Bowman, North Dakota 58623 701-523-3797
8 Margaret Fraase Public Library 204 Wilcox Ave N, Buffalo, North Dakota 58011 701-633-6315
9 Cando Community Library 523 Main, Cando, North Dakota 58324 701-968-4549
10 Carrington City Library 55 Ninth Ave S, Carrington, North Dakota 58421 701-652-3921
See the full list

Phone Area Codes

701 - Fargo, North Dakota