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GN 00308.066 North Dakota Vital Records

A. Process

Divorce records are available from the Clerk of the District Court servicing the county where the divorce was granted. Marriage records are available from the County Judge in the county where the license was issued.

B. Procedure - State Sources

1. Address and FO Code

Division of Vital Records & Statistics
Dept. of Health
State Capitol
600 E. Blvd, Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200

FO Code 708

NOTE: You can find the most up-to-date information from the North Dakota Division of Vital Records . In addition, you can find EIN information here .

2. Cost of Copy:

Birth $7.00, additional copies are $4.00; Marriage/death $5.00. Divorce (see remarks). See the ND website for information on shipping charges.

3. Type of Payment:

Check, money order, or credit card.

4. Remarks:

The ND Division of Vital Records (DVR) requires proof of identity for an individual requesting a birth or death record. Acceptable forms of identification are listed on the ND DVR site. An individual authorizing someone else to receive a certified copy of his or her birth or death record must complete the form “Authorization to Receive a Certified Copy,” which is also available on the ND DVR site under "Forms".

Certified copies of divorce records are not available from the State office. The State office has an index of divorce records since July 1, 1949. Inquiries for divorce records can be made to the parallel FO which will forward the request to the appropriate county office after contacting the State by phone.

Marriage records are available from July 1, 1925 on at the State office. Contact the county for records prior to that date.

Requests should be made directly through the DVR. Requests may be made by a visit to the office, mail, fax or the secured web order form. The DVR does not accept telephone requests. The fax number is (701) 328-1850.

Requests for birth certificates for illegitimate children must be accompanied by a consent statement signed by the subject individual (if 18 or over) or by the parent or guardian.

Can FO verify, certify or obtain free copy of birth/death record? No


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0200308066
GN 00308.066 - North Dakota Vital Records - 11/05/2008
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:11/05/2008