North Dakota Public Records

Looking for information in the State of North Dakota? We have compiled a list of the places to find what we think is the most pertinent information that people will be searching for.

Birth and Death Certificates

If you need to order a birth certificate, you can hit the North Dakota Department of Health web site where you will find links to ordering a birth certificate and a death certificate. As of January 1, 2008, you must provide proof of your identity if you request a birth record. You must be the individual, one of the parents of the individual or you need legal documentation to prove that you are entitled to order the birth record. The form to fill out is located on this website.

If you prefer, you can download the form and mail it in to:

Division of Vital Records
600 E. Boulevard Ave. - Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
(701) 328-2360 e-mail:

Walk in service is welcomed between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Death records can also be ordered but you must read the instructions carefully and provide adequate identification. Here is the request form.

Marriage and Divorce Records

If you are looking for a marriage record or certificate, you must contact the county where the marriage took place. This website provides an interactive map where you can get the contact information for each specific county.

Looking for a divorce decree? This link provides a list of counties of North Dakota and their court contacts. If you are not sure who to contact, a phone number is also available where you can seek assistance.

Driving Record Information

You need to go to the North Dakota Department of Transportation Website to access this information. You need a credit card to order the driving record. If you have any problems with your request, you can call the Drivers License Division at: (701) 328-2600.

Court Records

If you are searching for court records, use this link. You can select the county, the type of case, the level of court and the names of the parties. All of this information should help you to find the specific case that you are seeking information about.

Property Records

You can access the information regarding property taxes and property assessments through this website. You will need to know the county where the property is located and then you will need to accept the disclaimer before you can access any information.

Sex Offender Registry

The State of North Dakota and the Office of the Attorney General have an official sex offender website.

The site is simple to navigate. Start clicking on the various links and the information comes up immediately. If you don't know the name of the person, each letter that you click on shows a list of offenders along with their mug shot. You can click on each individual to read more, including their current location and details of their convictions.