The Recorder is an elected official in Ramsey County being elected every 4 years.


The position is responsible for:
  • Administration and policy functions of the Recorder's Office
  • Filing and maintaining of Burial Permits
  • Filing and maintaining of Military Discharge Papers
  • Filing Wills for safekeeping
  • Issuing and maintaining of Marriage Licenses
  • Keeping a full and true record in proper books and storage media provided for that purpose, of legal documents according to specifications of North Dakota Statutes as set forth in the North Dakota Century Code
  • Maintaining and preserving an archival copy of those records for public use

The Recorder is also a designated Passport Acceptance Agent.


The County Recorder’s office now accepts electronic documents (eRecordings) for recording through approved vendors. Please contact our office to find out how you can have your documents eRecorded!