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

Traill County, North Dakota Overview

Traill County is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. The county was formed in 1875 and named after Walter John Strickland Traill, early settler. The county seat is Hillsboro. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 8,030 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 863 square miles of which 862 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles is water. Traill County borders the following counties: Grand Forks County to the north; Polk County, Minnesota to the northeast; Norman County, Minnesota to the east; Cass County to the south and Steele County to the west. Traill County has 13 zip codes. The zip codes are 58009, 58218, 58219, 58016, 58223, 58035, 58038, 58240, 58045, 58048, 58257, 58274 and 58275. The most populated zip code is 58257.

Traill County Clerk of Court’s Office Information

The Clerk of District Court could well be called “Custodian of Court Files” because much of the clerk’s time is spent working with legal records. The duties of the Clerk of District Court are important as it helps bring efficient delivery of judicial services. Clerks of district court must summon jurors, maintain exhibits and attend court when it is in session. But their primary responsibility is administration of court records. These records fall into several categories:

  • Civil actions are proceedings concerning the rights of private individuals. They include divorces, foreclosures, and personal injury/property damages cases.
  • Restricted action files aren’t open to the public. They include formal juvenile proceedings, adoptions and paternity suits.
  • Criminal actions or felonies are handled in district court. These are serious crimes which include murder, gross sexual imposition, and burglary.
  • Child support claims.
  • The Clerks of District Court are designated agents for USA passports and handles passport applications.
  • Vital records such as birth and death certificates are registered in this office.
  • Burial permits are issued in this office.

    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 Traill County Clerk of Court’s Office is:

    Clerk of Court
    P.O. Box 805
    Hillsboro, ND 58045

    The physical address of the Traill County Clerk of Court’s Office is:

    114 West Caledonia
    Hillsboro, ND 58045
    Email: pbowerso@nd.gov
    Phone: (701) 636-4454
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    Paulette Bowersox is the Clerk of District Court of Traill County. She can be contacted at (701) 636-4454 or emailed at pbowerso@nd.gov

    Traill County District Court’s Office Staff:

    Jody Schill, Deputy Clerk of Court
    Email: jody.schill@co.traill.nd.us

    Traill County Recorder’s Office Information

    County Recorder officers are elected to four-year terms which begin January 1. The information filed and recorded in the recorder’s office is used by the auditor, treasurer, commissioners and other county officials, along with the general public and business entities. The County Recorder duties are as follows:

  • Keep a record of each patent, deed, mortgage, bill of sale, security agreement, judgement, decree, lien, certificate of sale and other instrument.
  • Label each instrument filed for record or otherwise the date, hour, minute of the day of such filing and state the number or letter designating the book of records in which the record of the instrument is made and the page upon which it is recorded.
  • Prepare a UCC abstract whenever any person requests it and pays the required fee.
  • Furnish upon request (written or by telephone) to person’s information contained in financing statements to perfect a security interest pursuant to chapter 41-09 when the collateral is farm products, and provide written confirmation of the oral information provided upon receipt of a fee which shall be the same as for recording that instrument.

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

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

    P.O. Box 399
    Hillsboro, ND 58045

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

    Traill County Recorder
    13 1st Street NW
    Hillsboro, ND 58045
    Phone: (701) 636-4457
    Fax: (701) 636-2527
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    Marlene Eblen is the County Recorder of Traill County. She can be contacted at (701) 636-4457 or emailed at marlene.eblen@co.traill.nd.us

    Traill County Recorder’s Office Staff:

    Tiffany Ambuehl, Deputy Recorder
    Email: tiffany.ambuehl@co.traill.nd.us

    Traill, ND Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200910,546
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009175
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009163
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200972
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009136
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009282
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200922
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009353
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200927
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,878
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200919
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009379
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20094,498
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009185
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009114
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200969
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200967
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20096
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009365
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200913
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200912
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009507

    Traill County Recorder’s Office

    Address: 13 1st St NW, Hillsboro, ND 58045, USA
    Phone: 701.636.4457

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