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How to Find Birth Certificates in North Dakota

Birth certificates for the state of North Dakota are handled by the North Dakota Department of Health.  Their records begin in the year 1870. 

Please note that you are only able to order birth certificates for yourself, your spouse, or a child for whom you are the parent, guardian or legal representative.  You must be at least 18 yeas of age and provide proof of your identity in the form of a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID, such as your driver’s license, state-issued identification card, government issued employment identification, or passport.  Enlarge the copy of your ID and lighten it if needed to ensure it is clear and readable.  Sign underneath it to verify that you are the requestor.  If you are not ordering your own birth certificate, please make a notation on the copy of your ID of y our relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting.  Enclose a copy of any legal or supporting documentation such as guardianship papers or marriage license or certificate.

Please download the Adobe PDF application and fill it out and mail with payment and a copy of your photo identification to:

Division of Vital Records
600 E. Boulevard Ave. - Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200

The fees are $ 7.00 for each certificate, and $4.00 for each additional copy of the same certificate, issued at the same time.

Please do not send cash.  Personal check or certified funds only.

Please call (701) 328-2360 prior to mailing to ensure that the fees have not changed since the publication of this document.

You may also present the form, payment, and ID in person to:

State Capitol Building
Judicial Wing
Room 118
Bismarck, ND

The hours of operation are 7:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday - Friday except for holidays.

If you have any questions, please call (701) 328-2360.