North Dakota Birth Records


North Dakota has been maintaining birth records since July 1, 1893 when the state passed a law which required vital records such as births be recorded. Some records as early as 1870 are available if they were filed, but unfortunately many weren't.

North Dakota is a closed record state, which means that certified copies can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them. Birth records become public once they are 100 years old, which is for births in 1922 and before.

North Dakota Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records from 1893-2022 for the entire state of North Dakota is The Department of Health, where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.

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