PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEMPart GN – GeneralChapter 003 – EvidenceSubchapter 08 – Sources and Fees for State and Local Vital Statistics RecordsTransmittal No. 46, 11/08/2019
This is a Quick Action Transmittal. These revisions do not change or introduce new policy or procedure.
Summary of Changes
GN 00308.066 North Dakota Vital Records
Updated the cost of birth records from $7.00 to $15.00.
Updated the cost of additional copies from $4.00 to $10.00.
Updated the cost of death records from $5.00 to $15.00.
Updated the information for obtaining divorce records.
Updated the information for obtaining certified copies of marriage records.
Added the following Note: Fees for certified copies of marriage records may vary from county to county.
Updated the options for requesting records.
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.
Division of Vital Records & Statistics
Dept. of Health
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 .
Birth/Death $15.00, additional copies are $10.00; Marriage/Divorce (see remarks). See the ND website for information on shipping charges.
Check, money order, or credit card.
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 can only be obtained from the county clerk or recorder in the county in which the divorce or annulment was decreed.
Effective, January 1, 2008, all certified copies of marriage records should be obtained from the county where the license was originally purchased and filed.
NOTE: Fees for certified copies of marriage records may vary from county to county.
Requests should be made directly through the DVR. Requests may be made by a visit to the office, mail, or the secured Internet application form. The DVR does not accept telephone requests.
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