Lookup Public Records in Billings CountyNorth Dakota. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Billings County, North Dakota Overview

Billings County is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. The county was formed in 1879 and named after Frederick H. Billings (1823–1890), who was the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The county seat is Medora. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2018, the county has a population of approximately 783 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,153 square miles, of which 1,149 square miles is land and 4.6 square miles is water. Billings County borders the following counties: McKenzie County to the north; Dunn County to the northeast; Stark County to the east; Slope County to the south; and Golden Valley County to the west. Billings County has 6 zip codes. The zip codes are 58620, 58622, 58627, 58634, 58642, and 58645. The most populated zip code is 58622.

Billings County Recorder/Ex-Officio Clerk of Court’s Office Information

As the backbone of the county land records, the Recorder’s Office is the basis for the auditors’ assessment rolls and the tax collection process of the treasurer. The recorded documents also are used by other county officials, abstractors, realtors, attorneys, oil and gas industries, coal industries, bankers and the general public. The records are stored electronically in Cass County at a central repository.

The services provided by the Billings County Recorder’s Office are:

  • Real Estate Recordings
  • UCC Filings (Uniform Commercial Code)
  • Public Searches

The Clerk of Court’s office is combined with the Recorder’s office. The Clerk of Court’s office is also known as the “Custodian of Court Files.” The Clerk’s primary administrative responsibility is filing and indexing various types of legal records, and maintaining accurate, updated and accessible records to bring efficient delivery of judicial services.

Other services available at the Recorder/Ex-Officio Clerk of Court’s Office are as follows:

  • Passport agent and photos
  • Public record searches
  • Marriage license issuance and ceremonies
  • Child support enforcement
  • Record certifications
  • Court calendar clerk
  • Maintaining official court files
  • Receiving and disbursing of fines, fees and restitution
  • Military discharges (dd214)
  • Wills

Real Estate Recording Fees:

  • $20.00 – 1-6 page document
  • $65.00 – 7-25 page document
  • $3.00 per page over 25 pages

For further information regarding recording fees fee of the Recorder/Ex-Officio Clerk of Court’s Office, click on the link below:

Billings County Recorder/Ex-Officio Clerk of Court’s Office Website:

The mailing address of the Billings County Recorder/Ex-Officio Clerk of Court’s Office is:

PO Box 138
Medora, ND 58645
Phone (Recorder): 701-623-4491
Phone (Clerk of Court): 701-623-4492
Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (MST) – Winter Hours
Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (MST) and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (MST) – Summer Hours

Chris Johnson is the Recorder/Ex-Officio Clerk of Billings County. He can be contacted at 701-623-4491 or 701-623-4492. The Recorder/Clerk can also be emailed at cmjohnso@nd.gov.

Billings County Recorder/Ex-Officio Clerk of Court’s Office Staffs:

Kathy Dosch, County Recorder Deputy
Email: kadosch@nd.gov

Patty Thomson, Clerk of Court Deputy
Email: patthompson@nd.gov

Billings County Court Recorder’s Office
Phone: 701-623-4491

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