Ward County Vital Records (North Dakota)

Ward County Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records in Ward County, ND. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for Ward County vital records, which are available as public records. The office maintains Ward County birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for Ward County genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Ward County Clerk Minot ND PO Box 5005 58702 701-857-6600

Ward County Clerk Minot ND 315 3rd Street Southeast 58701 701-857-6615


Ward County Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public in Ward County, ND. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records including Ward County birth certificates, death certificates, marriages certificates and licenses, and divorces decrees. Health Departments have Ward County vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

First District Health Unit Minot ND 801 11th Avenue Southwest 58701 701-852-1376

First District Health Unit - Ward County Kenmare ND 11 West Division Street, 102 58746 701-385-4328

Ward County Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations in Ward County, ND. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain public records such as Ward County death certifiates by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Ward County Medical Examiner & Coroner Minot ND 1201 11th Avenue Southwest 58701 701-858-6755


Ward County Town Hall or City Halls are the chief administrative office in Ward County, ND. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including Ward County vital records. You can find Ward County birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

Berthold City Hall Berthold ND 223 Main Street North 58718 701-453-3211

Sawyer City Hall Sawyer ND 104 Dakota Avenue 58781 701-624-5649

Surrey City Hall Surrey ND 100 Pleasant Avenue South 58785 701-838-8011