Only the person named on the certificate, immediate family members, or legal representatives can order a North Dakota birth certificate.
The North Dakota Department of Health offers two types of birth certificates: the certified copy and the informational copy. The certified copy is a legal document that can be used to establish identity, while the informational copy is a non-legal document that can be used for genealogical purposes.
You can order a North Dakota birth certificate online through the North Dakota Department of Health's Vital Records website. You will need to provide your name, address, and phone number, as well as the name on the birth certificate, the date and place of birth, and the parents' names.
You can also order a North Dakota birth certificate by mail. You will need to download and complete the birth certificate application form from the North Dakota Department of Health's Vital Records website, provide a copy of your government-issued photo ID, and pay the fee with a check or money order.
The fee for a certified copy of a North Dakota birth certificate is $15. The fee for an informational copy is $10. Additional fees may apply for expedited shipping and handling.
The processing time for a North Dakota birth certificate is typically 2-3 weeks for mail orders and 3-5 business days for online orders. Expedited processing is available for an additional fee.
Note that the North Dakota Department of Health only has birth records dating back to 1920. For birth records prior to 1920, you will need to contact the North Dakota State Archives.