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Mercer County, North Dakota Overview

Mercer County is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. The county was formed in 1875 and named after William Henry Harrison Mercer, an early settler. The county seat is Stanton. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 8,694 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,112 square miles of which 1,043 square miles is land and 70 square miles is water. Mercer County borders the following counties: McLean County to the north; Oliver County to the east; Morton County to the south; Stark County to the southwest/MST Border and Dunn County to the west/MST Border. Mercer County has nine zip codes. The zip codes are 58523, 58625, 58631, 58541, 58636, 58545, 58638, 58571 and 58580. The most populated zip code is 58523.

Mercer County Clerk of District Courts Office Information

Due to most of the clerk’s time is spent working with legal records; the clerk of district court is called “Custodian of Court Files.” 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 area proceedings concerning the rights of private individuals. They include divorces, foreclosures, and personal injury/property damage 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 serious crimes include murder, gross sexual imposition and burglary.
  • Child Support: Because of the number of divorces and a growing number of state and federal laws, the number of child support cases has expanded faster than other court responsibilities.
  • Passports: Clerks of district court are designated agents for U.S.A. passports.
  • Vital Records: Death certificates are registered and burial permits filed.

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:

Mercer County Clerk of District Courts Office Website:

The mailing address of the Mercer County Clerk of District Courts Office is:

P.O. Box 39
Stanton, ND 58571-0039
Email: wknutson@nd.gov
Phone: (701) 745-3262
Fax: (701) 745-3710
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wanda J. Knutson is the Clerk of District Courts of Mercer County. She can be contacted at (701) 745-3262 or emailed at wknutson@nd.gov

Mercer County Recorder’s Office Information

The County Recorder Duties as follows:

  • Keep a record of each patent, deed, mortgage, bill of sale, security agreement, judgment, decree, lien, certificate of sale and other instruments required to be filed or recorded in proper books provided for such recording, upon receipt of the filing or recording fees.
  • Process all UCC financing statements presented for filing into the statewide central notice system.
  • Prepare a UCC abstract whenever any person requests it and pays the required fee.
  • Maintain a reception book, grantor/grantee index and land tract index.
  • Assist the public in finding information as found in the real estate record and the UCC files.
  • 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 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.

Most of the documents recorded at the Recorder’s Office are public and can be viewed online. To view Mercer County Documents online, please check out the NDRIN website. The link to North Dakota Recorders Information Network (NDRIN) is given below:

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

P.O. Box 39
Stanton, ND 58571-0039
Email: bcook@nd.gov
Phone: (701) 745-3272
Fax: (701) 745-3364
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Brenda Cook is the County Recorder of Mercer County. She can be contacted at (701) 745-3272 or emailed at bcook@nd.gov

Mercer County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 1021 Arthur St, Stanton, ND 58571, United States
Phone: 701-745-3272

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