How to Obtain Birth Certificates in North Dakota
If you were born in North Dakota, you could obtain a legal copy of your birth certificate by following the process below.
North Dakota’s Department of Health Vital Records division handles all birth certificate requests. Only the following people can request a copy of your birth certificate.
- You, if you 16 years or older.
- Your parents.
- A legal representative with authorization.
You will need to download and fill out a copy of the application first. You may then choose to bring it in person to the office or request your copy by mail. You must have the following information for your application:
- Full name of the person on the record.
- Date of birth.
- Place of birth.
- Mother’s full maiden name.
- Father’s full name.
- Relationship to the person on record.
- The number of copies needed.
- Your name.
- Your address.
- Your phone number.
- Your email address.
- Your signature.
If you choose to visit the office, you must bring a photo ID, the fees and your application to 118 in the Judicial Wing of the State Capitol Building in Bismarck, ND. They are open Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.
You may also mail in your paperwork to:
Division of Vital Records
600 E. Boulevard Ave. - Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
You can also fax your request to (701) 328-1850 and pay with a credit card.
You will have to pay a non-refundable fee of $7 for the first copy and $4 for each additional copy. They do offer expedited shipping for more money. Make checks out to ND Department of Health.
You also have the option of using an online service such VitalChek.com to search for and order a copy of your birth certificate. This service is government-approved for certified copies, and you can order expedited shipping to get them quicker.