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North Dakota Background Check Resources

Background checks are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Most state laws concerning public records and background checks are very liberal and straightforward. In the State of North Dakota, public records are readily available to anyone wishing to obtain them through appropriate official state agency channels. Background checks are instrumental in the parties' ability to enter into various legally binding contracts, and as such, are always a good idea. Background checks generally require a written permission prior to performing the inquiry. Occasionally, it is possible to obtain such reports without permission, but the results may lack in-depth details.

If the background check adversely affects the consumer, the party accessing public records must provide a copy of the report and a summary of the consumer's rights under FCRA, and allow the consumer reasonable time to contest the report. Due to the increasing threat of identity theft, some states (i. e. California) may now require the employer to provide a copy of the background check report to the consumer regardless of its content.

Call the telephone numbers listed below (or visit the listed websites) to learn how to access the specific background check information you're seeking. Public information may be accessible online or by phone, mail or in person.

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE INFORMATION HOT LINE:
(701) 328-2200

NORTH DAKOTA STATE WEB SITE:
http://discovernd.com

Governor's Office
www.governor.state.nd.us

Attorney General's Office
www.ag.state.nd.us

Legislative Records
www.state.nd.us/lr

State Archives
www.state.nd.us/hist/sal.htm

Criminal Records
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
PO Box 1054
Bismarck ND 58502-1054
(701) 328-5500
(701) 328-5510 (fax)

Driving Records
Department of Transportation
Driver License and Traffic Safety
Division 608 E. Boulevard Ave
Bismarck ND 58505-0700
(701) 328-2603
(701) 328-2435 (fax)
www.state.nd.us/dot

Vehicle Ownership Information
Department of Transportation
Records Section/Motor Vehicle
Division 608 E. Boulevard Ave
Bismarck ND 58505-0780
(701) 328-2725
(701) 328-1487(fax)
www.state.nd.us/dot

Vital Statistics
(birth, death, divorce, marriage)
Department of Health
Vital Records
State Capitol
600 E. Boulevard, 1st Fl
Bismarck ND 58505
(701) 328-2360
(701) 328-1850 (fax)
http://vitalnd.com

Business/Corporate Records
Secretary of State
Business Information
600 E. Boulevard Ave
Bismarck ND 58505-0500
(701) 328-4284
(701) 328-2292 (fax)
www.state.nd.us/sec

Business Entity Name Search

Registered Businesses

Workers Compensation Information
Workers Compensation Bureau
500 E. Front Ave.
Bismarck ND 58504-5685
(701) 328-3800
(701) 328-3750 (fax)
www.workforcesafety.com

UCCs and Tax Liens
Workers Compensation Bureau
500 E. Front Ave
Bismarck ND 58504-5685
(701) 328-3662
(701) 328-4214 (fax)
www.state.nd.us/sec

It's always best to call before sending written inquiries in order to obtain exact addressing/ordering information.

Note: Government agencies are continually updating and expanding online access to their records; consequently, this page is continually updated and expanded. Check back for the latest information!


City-County Cross Index

Adams County
Clerk of District Court
P.O. Box 469
Hettinger, ND 58639-0469
(701) 567-2460

Barnes County
P.O. Box 774
Valley City, ND 58072-0774
(701) 845-8512

Benson County
P.O. Box 213
Minnewaukan, ND 58351-0213
(701) 473-5345

Billings County
P.O. Box 138
Medora, ND 58645-0138
(701) 623-4492

Bottineau County
314 W. 5th St.
Bottineau, ND 58318
(701) 228-3983

Bowman County
P.O. Box 379
Bowman, ND 58623-0379
(701) 523-3450

Burke County
P.O. Box 219
Bowbells, ND 58721-0219
(701) 377-2718

Burleigh County
P.O. Box 5518
Bismark, ND 58502
(701) 222-6690

Cass County
P.O. Box 2806
Fargo, ND 58108
(701) 241-5660

ONLINE: Probate
www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndirs/databases/probate.php

Cavalier County
901 3rd St.
Langdon, ND 58249
(701) 256-2124

Dickey County
P.O. Box 336
Ellendale, ND 58436-0336
(701) 349-3249 X4

Divide County
P.O. Box 68
Crosby, ND 58730-0068
(701) 965-6831

Dunn County
P.O. Box 106
Manning, ND 58642-0106
Telephone: (701) 573-4447

Eddy County
524 Central Ave.
New Rockford, ND 58356
(701) 947-2813

Emmons County
P.O. Box 905
Linton, ND 58552-0905
(701) 254-4812

Foster County
P.O. Box 257
Carrington, ND 58421
(701) 652-1001

Golden Valley County
P.O. Box 9
Beach, ND 58621
(701) 872-3713

Grand Forks County
P.O. Box 5979
Grand Forks, ND 58206-5979
(701) 780-8214

Grant County
P.O. Box 258
Carson, ND 58529-0258
(701) 622-3615

Griggs County
P.O. Box 326
Cooperstown, ND 58425-0326
(701) 797-2772

Hettinger County
P.O. Box 668
Mott, ND 58646-0668
(701) 824-2645

Kidder County
P.O. Box 66
Steele, ND 58482-0066
(701) 475-2632

La Moure County
P.O. Box 5
LaMoure, ND 58458-0005
(701) 883-5193

Logan County
P.O. Box 6
Napoleon, ND 58561-0006
(701) 754-2751

McHenry County
P.O. Box 117
Towner, ND 58788-0117
(701) 537-5729

McIntosh County
P.O. Box 179
Ashley, ND 58413
(701) 288-3450

McKenzie County
P.O. Box 524
Watford City, ND 58854-0524
(701) 444-3452

McLean County
P.O. Box 1108
Washburn, ND 58577-1108
(701) 462-8541

Mercer County
P.O. Box 39
Stanton, ND 58571-0039
(701) 745-3262

Morton County
210 2nd Ave. N.W.
Mandan, ND 58554
(701) 667-3358

Mountrail County
P.O. Box 69
Stanley, ND 58784-0069
(701) 628-2915

Nelson County
P.O. Box 565
Lakota, ND 58344-0565
(701) 247-2462

Oliver County
P.O. Box 125
Center, ND 58530
(701) 794-8777

Pembina County
301 Dakota St. W., #6
Cavalier, ND 58220-4100
(701) 265-4275

Pierce County
240 S.E. 2nd St.
Rugby, ND 58368
(701) 776-6161

Ramsey County
524 4th Ave. #4
Devils Lake, ND 58301
(701) 662-1309

Ransom County
P.O. Box 666
Lisbon, ND 58054-0666
(701) 683-5823

Renville County
P.O. Box 68
Mohall, ND 58761-0068
(701) 756-6398

Richland County
418 2nd Ave. N.
Wahpeton, ND 58075
(701) 671-1524

Rolette County
P.O. Box 460
Rolla, ND 58367-0460
(701) 477-3816

Sargent County
P.O. Box 176
Forman, ND 58032-0176
(701) 724-6241 X115

Sheridan County
P.O. Box 668
McClusky, ND 58463-0668
(701) 363-2207

Sioux County
P.O. Box L
Fort Yates, ND 58538
(701) 854-3853

Slope County
P.O. Box JJ
Amidon, ND 58620
(701) 879-6275

Stark County
P.O. Box 130
Dickinson, ND 58602
(701) 227-3184

Steele County
P.O. Box 296
Finley, ND 58230-0296
(701) 524-2152

Stutsman County
511 2nd Ave. SE
Jamestown, ND 58401
(701) 252-9042

Towner County
P.O. Box 517
Cando, ND 58324-0517
(701) 968-4340

Traill County
P.O. Box 805
Hillsboro, ND 58045-0805
(701) 636-4454

Walsh County
Courthouse
600 Cooper
Grafton, ND 58237
(701) 352-0390

Ward County
Courthouse
P.O. Box 5005
Minot, ND 58702-5005
(701) 857-6460

P.O. Box 596
Fessenden, ND 58438-0596
(701) 547-3840

Williams County
P.O. Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802
(701) 774-4374