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