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How to Find Marriage Records in North Dakota

Marriage Records in North Dakota

Marriage records contain basic information about the married couple. This information includes the names of the two individuals, the date of the marriage, and the place of marriage. Some marriage records will also include the names of the mothers and fathers of the couple. Additionally, some records contain the names of the official witnesses to the marriage. Some governmental marriage records contain the maiden names of the mothers of the bride and groom as well as the place of residence of the married couple.

A marriage record should not be confused with a marriage license, a marriage announcement, or a marriage index. The marriage license is the legal document that was issued to the couple that was married. The marriage announcement is the public listing of the wedding, in most cases, in a published newspaper.

A marriage index is simply a list of the marriages within a specific location. Typically, such an index includes the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the county in which the marriage occurred, and either the file number of the license or the volume and page name for a register listing as well as the location of the marriage record.

In North Dakota, marriage records must be obtained from the county courthouse office. It is necessary to contact the Clerk of District Court at the local county courthouse where the records are kept. To obtain the cost of certified copies of vital records or lookup fees, contact 701-328-2360.

For a successful search for the marriage records that you are trying to locate, follow these steps:
1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife. Include nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used, but list them as such.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one marriage record.
4. Include the full address of the individuals at the time of the marriage, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the marriage took place, include that as well.
5. Include the date that the marriage occurred. If you do not know the date, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
6. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a telephone number, fax number, or an e-mail address.
7. Include your relationship to the individuals listed in your search request.
8. Include the reason for your request.
9. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well. Therefore, you may want to include your driverís license number.
10. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
11. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

To obtain a copy of a marriage record, contact the Clerk of District Court in the specific county office where the marriage license was issued. Remember to provide as much accurate information as you have available on the subject of the search, sufficient contact information for yourself, and the required fee. Providing the necessary information will speed up the process.

A list of the local county courthouse addresses and telephone numbers for North Dakota is provided below in alphabetical order.

Adams County
Adams County Clerk
Clerk of District Court
P.O. Box 469
Hettinger, ND 58639
Telephone: (701) 567-2460

Barnes County
Barnes County Clerk
P.O. Box 774
Valley City, ND 58072
Telephone: (701) 845-8512

Benson County
Benson County Clerk
P.O. Box 213
Minnewaukan, ND 58351
Telephone: (701) 473-5345

Billings County
Billings County Clerk
P.O. Box 138
Medora, ND 58645
Telephone: (701) 623-4492

Bottineau County
Bottineau County Clerk
314 W. 5th St.
Bottineau, ND 58318
Telephone: (701) 228-3983

Bowman County
Bowman County Clerk
P.O. Box 379
Bowman, ND 58623
Telephone: (701) 523-3450

Burke County
Burke County Clerk
P.O. Box 219
Bowbells, ND 58721
Telephone: (701) 377-2718

Burleigh County
Burleigh County Clerk
P.O. Box 1055
Bismark, ND 58502
Telephone: (701) 222-6761

Cass County
Cass County Clerk
P.O. Box 2806
Fargo, ND 58108
Telephone: (701) 241-5654

Cavalier County
Cavalier County Clerk
901 3rd St.
Langdon, ND 58249
Telephone: (701) 256-2124

Dickey County
Dickey County Clerk
P.O. Box 336
Ellendale, ND 58436
Telephone: (701) 349-3013

Divide County
Divide County Clerk
P.O. Box 68
Crosby, ND 58730-0049
Telephone: (701) 965-6831

Dunn County
Dunn County Clerk
P.O. Box 136
Manning, ND 58642-0106
Telephone: (701) 573-4447

Eddy County
Eddy County Clerk
524 Central Ave.
New Rockford, ND 58356-1698
Telephone: (701) 947-2813

Emmons County
Emmons County Clerk
P.O. Box 905
Linton, ND 58552
Telephone: (701) 254-4812

Foster County
Foster County Clerk
P.O. Box 257
Carrington, ND 58421
Telephone: (701) 652-2491

Golden Valley County
Golden Valley County Clerk
P.O. Box 9
Beach, ND 58621
Telephone: (701) 872-4352

Grand Forks County
Grand Forks County Clerk
P.O. Box 5939
Grand Forks, ND 58206-1477
Telephone: (701) 780-8221

Grant County
Grant County Clerk
P.O. Box 258
Carson, ND 58529
Telephone: (701) 622-3615

Griggs County
Griggs County Clerk
P.O. Box 326
Cooperstown, ND 58425-0326
Telephone: (701) 797-2772

Hettinger County
Hettinger County Clerk
P.O. Box 668
Mott, ND 58646
Telephone: (701) 824-2645

Kidder County
Kidder County Clerk
P.O. Box 66
Steele, ND 58482-0110
Telephone: (701) 475-2651

La Moure County
La Moure County Clerk
P.O. Box 5
La Moure, ND 58458
Telephone: (701) 883-5193

Logan County
Logan County Clerk
P.O. Box 6
Napoleon, ND 58561
Telephone: (701) 754-2751

McHenry County
McHenry County
P.O. Box 117
Towner, ND 58788-0117
Telephone: (701) 537-5729
(A fire destroyed all records prior to May 1905)

McIntosh County
McIntosh County Clerk
P.O. Box 179
Ashley, ND 58413
Telephone: (701) 288-3450

McKenzie County
McKenzie County Clerk
P.O. Box 524
Watford City, ND 58854-0524
Telephone: (701) 842-3452

McLean County
McLean County Clerk
P.O. Box 1108
Washburn, ND 58577
Telephone: (701) 462-8541, ext. 228

Mercer County
Mercer County Clerk
P.O. Box 39
Stanton, ND 58571-0039
Telephone: (701) 745-3262

Morton County
Morton County Clerk
210 2nd Ave. N.W.
Mandan, ND 58554-3124
Telephone: (701) 667-3358

Mountrail County
Mountrail County Clerk
P.O. Box 69
Stanley, ND 58784
Telephone: (701) 628-2915

Nelson County
Nelson County Clerk
P.O. Box 565
Lakota, ND 58344
Telephone: (701) 247-2462

Oliver County
Oliver County Clerk
P.O. Box 125
Center, ND 58530-0166
Telephone: (701) 794-8777

Pembina County
Pembina County Clerk
301 Dakota St. W., #6
Cavalier, ND 58220-0160
Telephone: (701) 265-8411

Pierce County
Pierce County Clerk
240 S.E. 2nd St.
Rugby, ND 58368-1830
Telephone: (701) 776-6161

Ramsey County
Ramsey County Clerk
524 4th Ave. #4
Devils Lake, ND 58301-2701

Telephone: (701) 662-7066
Ransom County
Ransom County Clerk
P.O. Box 626
Lisbon, ND 58054
Telephone: (701) 683-5823, ext 20

Renville County
Renville County Clerk
P.O. Box 68
Mohall, ND 58761-0068
Telephone: (701) 756-6398

Richland County
Richland County Clerk
418 2nd Ave. N.
Wahpeton, ND 58075
Telephone: (701) 642-7818

Rolette County
Rolette County Clerk
P.O. Box 460
Rolla, ND 58367
Telephone: (701) 477-3816

Sargent County
Sargent County Clerk
P.O. Box 176
Forman, ND 58032-0098
Telephone: (701) 724-6241, ext. 215

Sheridan County
Sheridan County Clerk
P.O. Box 668
McClusky, ND 58463-0636
Telephone: (701) 363-2207

Sioux County
Sioux County Clerk
P.O. Box L
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Telephone: (701) 854-3853

Slope County
Slope County Clerk
P.O. Box JJ
Amidon, ND 58620-0449
Telephone: (701) 879-6275

Stark County
Stark County Clerk
P.O. Box 130
Dickinson, ND 58602-0130
Telephone: (701) 264-7639

Steele County
Steele County Clerk
P.O. Box 296
Finley, ND 58230
Telephone: (701) 524-2152

Stutsman County
Stutsman County Clerk
511 2nd Ave. SE
Jamestown, ND 58401-4210
Telephone: (701) 252-9042

Towner County
Towner County Clerk
P.O. Box 517
Cando, ND 58324
Telephone: (701) 968-4345

Traill County
Traill County Clerk
P.O. Box 805
Hillsboro, ND 58045
Telephone: (701) 436-4454

Walsh County
Walsh County Clerk
600 Cooper Ave
Grafton, ND 58237
Telephone: (701) 352-0350

Ward County
Ward County Clerk
P.O. Box 5005
Minot, ND 58701
Telephone: (701) 857-6460

Wells County
Wells County Clerk
P.O. Box 596
Fessenden, ND 58438-0596
Telephone: (701) 547-3122

Williams County
Williams County Clerk
P.O. Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-1246
Telephone: (701) 572-1720

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