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

Wells County, North Dakota Overview

Wells County is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. The county was formed in 1873 and named after Dakota territorial legislator Edward Payson Wells. The county seat is Fessenden. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 4,098 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,290 square miles of which 1,271 square miles is land and 19 square miles is water. Wells County borders the following counties: Benson County to the north; Eddy County to the east; Foster County to the east; Stutsman County to the southeast; Kidder County to the south; Sheridan County to the west and Pierce County to the northwest.Wells County has 12 zip codes. The zip codes are 58418, 58421, 58422, 58423, 58438, 58341, 58451, 58348, 58758, 58356, 58374 and 58486. The most populated zip code is 58341.

Wells County District Court’s Office Information

The Clerk of Court handles criminal and civil case records, hears all felony criminal cases, domestic relations cases and civil cases. In addition, the Clerk attends each session of district court; maintains records of orders and judgments of the court; draws names of jurors, and keeps records of jurors and witnesses for trials. The Clerk of District Court also monitors all restitution, fines, costs and fees owed by defendants and provides birth and death certificate applications.

The physical address of the Wells County District Court’s Office is:

700 Railway St N
Fessenden, ND 58438
Email: cajjohnson@nd.gov
Phone: (701)547-3122
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. And, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Friday, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM & Social Services Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Carla Johnson is the Clerk of District Court of Wells County. She can be contacted at (701)547-3122 or emailed at cajjohnson@nd.gov

Wells County District Courts Office Staff:

Kathy Thompson, Deputy Clerk of Court
Email: katthompson@nd.gov
Phone: (701)547-3122

Wells County Recorder’s Office Information

The Recorder, formerly Register of Deeds, is an elected position in Wells County. The Recorder acts as a custodian of all land records in the county and is responsible for recording and processing all legal documents related to real estate. The documents include all varieties of deeds, probate instruments, patents, plats, contracts for deed, mortgages, assignments, satisfactions, releases, easements, highway right-of-way instruments, oil and gas leases, affidavits and many other related documents. In addition, this office is also responsible for non-judicial duties that consist of marriage license, passports, death certificates, military discharge and toxicology reports.

The County Recorder’s Office also performs family history search for land in Wells County upon request. Copies for any and all documents may be provided for a fee of $1.00/page.

Most county documents such as real estate records can be accessed via the North Dakota Recorder’s Information Network or NDRIN website. This service also allows users to search and print records 24/7. Interested parties can subscribe to NDRIN to gain access to land records. The link 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 physical address of the Wells County Recorder’s Office is:

700 Railway Street N #125
Fessenden, North Dakota 58438
Email: ckrause@nd.gov
Phone: (701)547-3141
Fax: (701)547-3719
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM. And, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Friday, 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM & Social Services Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Carrie Krause is the County Recorder of WellsCounty. She can be contacted at (701) 547-3141 or emailed at ckrause@nd.gov

Wells County Recorder’s Office Staff:

Virginia Held, Deputy Recorder
Email: vheld@nd.gov
Phone: (701) 547-3141

Wells, ND Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20095,306
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009106
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200940
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200929
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200959
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009104
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200952
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,751
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009210
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,239
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200922
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009127
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200920
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009120
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009188

Wells County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 700 Railway St N, Fessenden, ND 58438, United States
Phone: 701-547-3141

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