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The State Archives is the offical repository and archives for historical local government records for the 53 counties in North Dakota. Some local government records date prior to statehood. Local government records include material from North Dakota counties, cities, school districts, courts, and township government organizations. Some government records are important for research, reference, or other use appropriate to document the organization, function, policies, and transactions of government and must be transferred to the state archivist for preservation as archival resources.

A map of the counties is below. While the State Archives has records from many counties, townships, and municipalities, please also check with the local governments where records can be located. County office contact information is available at the North Dakota Association of Counties website.

Click a county on the map below to view its local government records.

North Dakota, Map of Counties Adams County Barnes County Benson County Billings County Bottineau County Bowman County Burke County Burleigh County Cass County Cavalier County Dickey County Divide County Dunn County Eddy County Emmons County Foster County Golden Valley County Grand Forks County Grant County Griggs County Hettinger County Kidder County Lamoure County Logan County McHenry County McIntosh County McKenzie County McLean County Mercer County Morton County Mountrail County Nelson County Oliver County Pembina County Pierce County Ramsey County Ransom County Renville County Richland County Rolette County Sargent Counry Sheridan County Sioux County Slope County Stark County Steele County Stutsman County Towner County Traill County Walsh County Ward County Wells County Williams County

Address:
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
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Hours:
Museum Store: 8am - 5pm M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10am - 5pm.
State Archives: 8am - 4:30pm., M-F, except state holidays, and 2nd Sat. of each month, 10am - 4:30 pm.
State Historical Society offices: 8am - 5pm M-F, except state holidays.

Contact Us:
phone: (701) 328-2666
fax: (701) 328-3710
email: histsoc@nd.gov