North Dakota Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

North Dakota marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Bismarck
Most Populous City: Fargo
Total Area: 70,762 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 672591
Source: Wikipedia

As a result of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, the United States acquired most of the area now known as North Dakota from the French. True settlement of the area was achieved during the construction of the railroad during the 1870s and 1880s. As of January 1, 2008, the North Dakota Department of Health no longer issues certified copies of marriage records. All certified copies of North Dakota marriage records are issued by the county where the license was originally purchased and filed and are available for a fee. See for a list of the appropriate counties and officials. Copies of North Dakota divorce records can be obtained only from the county clerk or recorder in the county in which the divorce or annulment was decreed and are available for a fee. See for a list of the appropriate counties and contact information for these North Dakota vital records.

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North Dakota Vital Records Offices

Record Type: Marriage and Divorce Records
ND Department of Health
Vital Records
State Capitol, 600 E Blvd, Dept 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
Phone: 701-328-2360
Fax: 701-328-1850

Business Hours: 7:30AM-5PM
Note: Copies of divorce records can only be obtained from the county recorder in the county in which the divorce or annulment was decreed. This office will assist in determining what county to contact.
Record Access Requirements: Effective 01/01/2008, this agency will no longer issue certified copies of marriage records. These copies must be obtained from the county where the marriage took place.
Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Court Administrator
North Dakota Supreme Court
600 E Blvd Ave, Dept 180
Bismarck, ND 58505-0530
Phone: 701-328-4216
Fax: 701-328-2092

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM

Records Available: Criminal Records
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Criminal Records Section
PO Box 1054
Bismarck, ND 58502-1054
Phone: 701-328-5500
Fax: 701-328-5510

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Direct questions to [email protected]
Record Access Requirements: Subject will be notified of the request if a signed release is not submitted. A request form and an authorization form are both downloadable from the web.
Search Note: 100% of the records are fingerprint supported.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Records Clerk
PO Box 5521
Bismarck, ND 58506
Phone: 701-328-6122
Fax: 701-328-6640

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Employees of the Prisons Division may not disclose inmate information except as granted in North Dakota Century Code 12-47-36.
Search Note: Location, conviction and sentencing information, and release dates are provided.

North Dakota County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

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