150 1st Avenue SE
PO Box 67
Beach,  ND 58621-0067
(701) 872-3713
(701) 872-4383
patthompson@nd.gov
rkeohane@nd.gov
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CLERK OF COURT SERVICES
  • Passports
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Filing of Court Documents (civil, probate, small claims, and criminal cases)
  • Traffic citations paid here (unless they are Municipal Citations)
  • Court is held at 9:00 am on the 4th Thursday of each month.
RECORDING FEES (see NDCC 11-18-05)
  • $10.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page
  • All instruments must contain a 1 inch (2.54 centimeter) top, bottom, or side margin on each
    page of the instrument for the placement of computerized recording labels. An instrument
    that does not conform to this margin requirement may be recorded upon payment of an
    additional fee of $10.00.
  • A space of at least 4 inches x 3.5 inches (10.16 x 8.89 centimeters) square must be
    provided on the first or last page of each instrument for the recorder's recording
    information. If recording information can only be placed on the reverse side of an
    instrument, an additional page charge must be levied.
  • Instruments satisfying, releasing, assigning, subordinating, continuing, amending, or
    extending more than one instrument previously recorded in the county in which recording
    is requested, $10.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page plus $3.00 for
    each such additional document number or book and page.
  • If a document lists more than five (5) sections of land, a fee of $1.00 will be applied for
    each additional section listed.
  • Plats, $20.00 for twenty (20) lots or fewer and $50.00 for more than twenty (20) lots.
PRE-RECORDING CHECKLIST
1. Document must be an original or certified copy.
2. All dates filled in
3. Adequate county legal description
4. All signatures must be original handwritten.
5. Acknowledgment(s):
  • Acknowledgments for all signatures
  • Notary Seal(s) (ND notary seal must be surrounded by a border.)
  • State filled in
  • County filled in
  • Date of acknowledgements filled in
  • Name(s) of all individuals signing appear in the acknowledgement (as having appeared
    before notary)
  • Expiration date of notary's commission
  • ND notary's place of notarization was in North Dakota (ND Notary's notaries act outside of
    ND)
DEEDS - ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  1. Statements of full consideration (not required on a deed covering mineral interest only)
  2. All real estate taxes must be paid before any deed can be recorded.
  3. Post Office address for grantee(s)
  4. Name and address of Drafter of legal description on deed or contract for deed, executed
    on or after 01/01/2000 that contains a metes and bounds legal description (NDCC 47-19)
    in the form of "this legal description was prepared by (name) (address)"  or a statement
    that reads "The legal description was obtained from a previously recorded document."
MORTGAGES - ADDITIONAL  REQUIREMENTS
  1. Post office address of the mortgagee(s)
  2. Post office address of the assignee(s) on assignments of mortgages
NDRIN North Dakota Records Information Network
A group of North Dakota counties have joined together to extend the application of the 1999
disaster-proofing FEMA grant and provide access to real estate records via the Internet.  These
records have previously been available only through books and microfilm in the Recorder's
Office at the county courthouse.  The service allows users to log onto the web-site to search,
view, and print records 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the counties publishing data to the
network. Potential customers interested in subscribing to NDRIN can do so online at
NDRIN.
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UCC/CNS Uniform Commercial Code / Central Notice System
The county recorder's statewide computer service links all 53 counties and the Secretary of
State's office.  The UCC/CNS statewide system provides a secure, expedient, and accurate
method to process, store, and retrieve personal property liens from both debtors and secured
parties.  For more information, visit
Central Indexing (UCC).
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