North Dakota Death Records Search

As of January 2008, the North Dakota Department of Health, which cares for all death records requires certified identification in order to request these public documents. In order to comply with the law, you must supply a photocopy of your driver’s license or similar ID when requesting the death records. This is due to the increase of theft as a result from ID fraud.

Here is the location of all forms you will need to complete your request:

If you merely need to verify records of someone who is deceased and not receive official certified information, you may also use the death annex which is a search engine kindly offered by the state of North Dakota. You may find this annex at the below direct link:

Death certificates are available:
By mail or in person:
Division of Vital Records
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200

Electronically – You may fax your request (701) 328-1850.  However, please keep in mind that while you can request the death records over the internet, they will still take time to reach you as they will be coming by mail. Try to allow for this delay in receiving the records as it may take some time to complete your request.

Questions – Call the office at (701) 328-2360.  M-F, 7:30am – 5:00pm (except holidays) Please remember you are not able to request your death records over the phone. You may only request them via fax, mail, and on the internet.