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

McKenzie County, North Dakota Overview

McKenzie County is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. The county was formed in 1905 and named after Alexander McKenzie, party boss known in the state as “the senator-maker”. The county seat is Watford City. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 12,621 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,861 square miles of which 2,760 square miles is land and 100 square miles is water. McKenzie County borders the following counties: Williams County to the north; Mountrail County to the northeast; Dunn County to the southeast; Billings County to the south; Golden Valley County to the southwest; Wibaux County, Montana to the southwest and Richland County, Montana to the west.McKenzie County has 11 zip codes. The zip codes are 58831, 58835, 58838, 59221, 58634, 58847, 58757, 58763, 59270, 58854 and 58801. The most populated zip code is 58854.

McKenzie County District Courts Office Information

The primary function of the District Courts Clerk’s office is to maintain the legal records of the Court. These legal records include: civil, restricted (adoptions/juvenile/paternity); criminal; probate; administrative traffic; and child support enforcement. In addition, this office qualifies and calls juror candidates when a jury trial is scheduled. The Clerk also attends the courtroom to maintain exhibits presented at trial and maintain records of proceedings when court is in session, if requested by the judge.

For information regarding birth certificate request/application form and fees, visit the following link:

For information regarding death certificate request/application form and fees, visit the following link:

The physical address of the McKenzie County District Clerk of Courts Office is:

McKenzie County Courthouse
201 5th St NW
Suite 524
Watford City, ND 58854
Email: jlawlar@ndcourts.gov
Phone: (701) 842-8230
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jodee Lawlar is the Clerk of District Courts of McKenzie County. She can be contacted at (701) 842-8230 or emailed at jlawlar@ndcourts.gov

McKenzie County Recorder’s Office Information

The County Recorder’s Office is also known as the Land Records Office. As land records office, the County Recorder maintains any and all types of documents or instruments pertinent to real property. The County Recorder’s office works with a wide and varied customer base, who use the filed and recorded information to document legal instruments, create and/or extend abstracts, conduct land appraisals, locate property lines, draw plats, search ancestry, historical data, heirships, mineral leases, courtroom testimony, UCC/CNS filing and search requests and many other interests.

The filing/recording fee schedule of the Recorder’s Office can be found in the following link:

The physical address of McKenzie County Recorder’s Office is:

McKenzie County Courthouse
201 5th St NW
Suite 523
Watford City, ND 58854
Email: ajohnsrud@co.mckenzie.nd.us
Phone: (701) 444-3616
Fax: (701) 444-3902
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ann Johnsrudis the County Recorder of McKenzieCounty. She can be contacted at (701) 444-3616 or emailed at ajohnsrud@co.mckenzie.nd.us

McKenzie, ND Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20097,233
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200937
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200940
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009160
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009188
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009112
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200974
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,797
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009390
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,056
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200996
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200965
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009100
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200992
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009212
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,545

McKenzie County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 201 5th St NW, Watford City, ND 58854, United States
Phone: 701-444-3453

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