North Dakota Public Records

About North Dakota Open Public Record

The right of the public to have access to North Dakota state government records and information is guaranteed by the North Dakota Open Records Law. To assist the public with a better understanding of this law, a Citizen's Guide to North Dakota's Open Meetings and Records Law has been posted on the North Dakota Attorney General's website. The information detailed in this guide describes what public records are considered to be, and how and where to request public records. The Attorney General's website also contains specific contact information for assistance in obtaining open records. North Dakota was granted statehood on November 2, 1889. The state population is 672,591, making it the third least populous state in the union. Fargo is the city with the largest population, but the state capital is in Bismarck. While there are a large number of American Indians who call North Dakota home, they represent only 5% of the almost all white population. There are 53 counties, 159 cities, and various unincorporated communities. Agriculture is North Dakota's largest industry. The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is the state's central repository of criminal history information; however, requests for criminal background checks should be made through the Attorney General's office. Search North Dakota public records with the most up to date resources available online. Link to all levels of North Dakota government and their sites with services which provide public information. Find information about current economy, vital statistics, current news and crime reports. Look up census data, business and economy facts for the state of North Dakota. See property values, current real estate data and land valuations along with how to pay property taxes within each county's link. Learn about the people, education, income and resident background information. Solicit crime records from law enforcement, birth and court records. Access everything you need to find comprehensive, accurate public records on this site. New North Dakota sources are added on a regular basis for the best and most current services.
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North Dakota Free Public Records Directory


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North Dakota Latest bankruptcy filings

  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of North Dakota
    Case Number:21-30484
    Party Name:
    Ryan Rankin
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of North Dakota
    Case Number:21-30483
    Party Name:
    Scott Edward Mathews, Jr. and Rebecca Rose Mathews
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of North Dakota
    Case Number:21-07022
    Party Name:
    Snyder v. Moe et al
    Date Published:November 29, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of North Dakota
    Case Number:21-07021
    Party Name:
    Ahlgren, Trustee v. Moe et al
    Date Published:November 26, 2021
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of North Dakota
    Case Number:21-30482
    Party Name:
    Curtis Gerald Schiebe
    Date Published:November 26, 2021
Ask Questions, About North Dakota

  • Where can I find in North Dakota, access to a business?
    The North Dakota Secretary of State has a free business search. Also shows companies which have been inactive for a year or less. You can search the database by the entity's name or owner's name. These are records/information of businesses that are registered with this department, other permits or licensing are not part of the search results. (Staff)
  • Can the public get arrest records from the North Dakota Attorney General's criminal record check?
    Depends on whether you are planning on turning in fingerprints. Otherwise, you will get a name based search, which can include people which share the same name. Certain employers ask for a fingerprint based search as a pre-hire requirement. (Staff)
  • Where can I find in North Dakota, access to the results of a will that went through probate?
    In probate, wills are generally part of the court record and available to the public, similar to other court files, except, you may need to request it from a separate probate clerk. While the person is still alive, wills are not public record, they are considered private. Each jurisdiction has their own process which can differ from one to another. The North Dakota Supreme court offers a public webpage which summarizes ND's probate process and familiarity with the administration of an estate. (Staff)

North Dakota Latest Crime Records (Updated 12/01/2021)

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North Dakota American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 12/01/2021)

  • About North Dakota ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates
    North Dakota's demographic and housing ACS survey of 704,925 being 0.22 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 50.9% males and 49.1% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • About North Dakota Selected Social Characteristics
    The North Dakota social characteristics data of 292,616 households, which make up 0.25 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 178,003 families with and without children. There are 177,759 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • About North Dakota Selected Economic Characteristics
    The North Dakota American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 563,755 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 0.23 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 392,185 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • About North Dakota Selected Housing Characteristics
    North Dakota housing characteristics are collected from 332,010 dwellings making up 0.25 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 292,616 or uninhabited 39,394 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 292,616 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.