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Ward County, ND Public Records

North Central Judicial District Court
PO Box 5005
Minot, ND 58702-5005 www.ndcourts.gov/court/counties/w...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM CST
P: 701-857-6600
F: 701-857-6623
Couriers: 315 SE 3rd St
Minot, ND 58701
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Juvenile, Family
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed, juvenile, mental health, domestic violence pending, expunged or dismissed records released
Burlington Municipal Court
PO Box 159
Burlington, ND 58722
Hours: 9AM-4PM CST
P: 701-852-5233
F: 701-852-5928
Couriers: 225 Wallace St N
Burlington, ND 58722
Jurisdiction: Traffic, Infractions, Class B Misdemeanors
Kenmare Municipal Court
PO Box 607
Kenmare, ND 58746
P: 701-385-4753
Couriers: 5 3rd St NE
Kenmare, ND 58746
Jurisdiction: Traffic, Infractions, Class B Misdemeanors
Minot Municipal Court
420 3rd Ave SW
Minot, ND 58702 www.minotnd.org/Directory.aspx?di...
Hours: 7AM-3PM CST
P: 701-857-4759
F: 701-839-4804
Jurisdiction: Traffic, Infractions, Class B Misdemeanors
Surrey Municipal Court
100 Pleasant Ave S
Surrey , ND 58785
Hours: 7:30AM-5PM CST
P: 701-852-4154
F: 701-839-1256
Jurisdiction: Traffic, Infractions, Class B Misdemeanors

Ward County, ND Vital Records

Contact the Ward County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Ward County
County Recorder
225 3rd St SE
Minot, ND 58701 www.co.ward.nd.us/194/Recorder
8AM-4:30PM CST
Phone: 701-857-6410
Fax: 701-857-6414
Recorded Documents

Ward County Vital Certificates

Ward County Vital Certificates

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Ward County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 2,012.88 sq mi
Population (2009): 57,012
  • Females: 50.5%
  • White: 92.4%
  • Black/African American: 2.3%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.3%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 89.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): -1,785
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.1%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 9.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 87.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 22.1%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.46
Housing Units (2000): 25,097
Homeownership Rate (2000): 62.6%
Migration Flow to Ward County, ND from (2007-2008):

Ward County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $1,681,166
  • Construction: $99,885
  • Retail Trade: $122,104
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $206,261
  • Banking: $75,164
  • Retail Trade: $122,104
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $42,557
  • Manufacturing: $30,369
  • Farms: $62,802
  • Government: $618,427
Employed (2000): 26,102
Unemployed (2000): 1,240
Unemployment Rate (2009): 3.9%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $37,104
Local Government Employment (2007): 2,556
Local Government Revenue (2007): $119,532 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $52,660 (thou. dol.)

Ward County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,004
  • Per 1,000 population: 17.9
Deaths (2007): 452
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 7
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.0

Ward County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 94
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 25
  • Robbery: 3
  • Aggravated Assault: 66
Property Crimes (2008): 857
  • Burglary: 173
  • Larceny-Theft: 626
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 58

Ward County Genealogy Records