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

McLean County, North Dakota Overview

McLean County is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. The county was formed in 1883 and named after John A. McLean, first mayor of Bismarck, North Dakota. The county seat is Washburn. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 9,729 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,328 square miles of which 2,111 square miles is land and 217 square miles is water. McLean County borders the following counties: Ward County to the north; McHenry County to the northeast; Sheridan County to the east; Burleigh County to the southeast; Oliver County to the south; Mercer County to the southwest; Dunn County to the west and Mountrail County to the northwest.McLean County has 18 zip codes. The zip codes are 58716, 58723, 58531, 58735, 58540, 58759, 58559, 58763, 58770, 58771, 58565, 58775, 58778, 58779, 58575, 58576, 58577 and 58579. The most populated zip code is 58540.

McLean County District Courts Office Information

The Clerk of District Court is responsible for the following duties:

  • Acts as custodian of records filed in the office.
  • Serves at the direction of the District Court Judge.
  • Assists in District Court trials.
  • Keeps records of orders and judgments of the court.

The mailing address of the McLean County District Courts Office is:

P.O. Box 1108
Washburn, ND 58577

The physical address of the McLean County District Courts Office is:

712 5th Avenue
Washburn, ND 58577
Email: cbailey@ndcourts.gov
Phone: (701)462-8541
Fax: (701)462-8212
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Catherine Bailey is the Clerk of District Courts of McLean County. She can be contacted at (701) 462-8541 Ext.829 or emailed at cbailey@ndcourts.gov

McLean County District Courts Office Staffs:

Chris Buske, Deputy
Email: cbuske@nd.gov
Phone: (701) 462-8541 Ext.821

McLean County District Courts Office Staff:

Mary Ann Anderson, Deputy Clerk of Court

McLean County Recorder’s Office Information

The Recorder acts as a custodian of all land records in the county and must process a large variety of instruments. The documents include all varieties of deeds, instruments of conveyance, probate instruments, mortgages/mechanics liens and other lien-type instruments, easements involving utility companies and highway rights-of-way, oil and gas, coal, gravel and farm lease, contracts for deeds, satisfactions/releases of mortgages, affidavits and many other documents. As of 2015, the Recorder’s Office has started offering passport services as well as issuing marriage licenses to the citizens of McLean County. Previously, these duties were performed by the Clerk of Court’s office.

Online access to the McLean County Recorder’s land records is available through the North Dakota Recorders Information Network (NDRIN). McLean County’s records are available online from January 1, 1997 to present. The link to North Dakota Recorders Information Network (NDRIN) is given below:

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

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

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

The mailing address of the McLean County Recorder’s Office is:

P.O. Box 1108
Washburn, ND 58577

The physical address of the McLean County Recorder’s Office is:

712 5th Avenue
Washburn, ND 58577
Email: baknutson@nd.gov
Phone: (701) 462-8541
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Beth A Knutsonis the County Recorder of McLeanCounty. She can be contacted at (701) 462-8541 Ext.825 or emailed at baknutson@nd.gov

McLean County Recorder’s Office Staffs:

Heidi J Anderson, Deputy
Email: hjanderson@nd.gov
Phone: (701) 462-8541 Ext.826

Pandora Hummel, Deputy
Email: pahummel@nd.gov
Phone: (701) 462-8541 Ext.827

Cassandra Goetz, Data Entry Clerk
Email: cbgoetz@nd.gov
Phone: (701) 462-8541 Ext.823

McLean County Recorder’s Office

Address: 712 5th Avenue PO Box 1108 Washburn, ND 58577
Phone: (701) 462-8541

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