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Sargent County, North Dakota Overview

Sargent County is located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. The county was formed in 1883 and named after Homer E. Sargent, a general manager of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The county seat is Forman. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 3,890 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 867 square miles of which 859 square miles is land and 8.4 square miles is water. Sargent County borders the following counties: Ransom County to the north; Richland County to the east; Marshall County, South Dakota to the south; Brown County, South Dakota to the southwest; Dickey County to the west and LaMoure County, North Dakota to the northwest. Sargent County has 10 zip codes. The zip codes are 58013, 58017, 58032, 58040, 58043, 58053, 58060, 58474, 58067 and 58069. The most populated zip code is 58060.

Sargent County Clerk of District Courts Office Information

The Clerk of Court is also called as the Custodian of Court Files because the clerks mostly spend their time working with the legal records. The Clerk of District Court primary administrative duty is the 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.

    All court functions at the county level are performed in District Courts. All criminal cases, civil, and small claims are handled in District Court. The Clerk of Court files wills, issues marriage licenses, performs marriages, maintains mental health guardianship and probate records. In addition, this office also files military discharge certificates, maintains the judgment docket and takes applications for passports. The Clerk also processes traffic tickets and collects fines, fees, and restitution. The Clerks of District Court also summons jurors, maintain exhibits, and attend court when it is in session.

    To search District Court Records, visit the following link:

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

    355 Main Street South, Suite 2
    Forman, ND 58032
    Email: alison.toepke@co.sargent.nd.us
    Phone: (701) 724-6241 ext. 111
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. And 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

    Alison Toepke is the Clerk of District Courts of Sargent County. She can be contacted at (701) 724-6241 ext. 111 or emailed at alison.toepke@co.sargent.nd.us

    Sargent County Clerk of District Courts Office Staffs:

    Honorable Daniel Narum, Judge of the District Court

    Honorable Brad Cruff, Judge of the District Court

    Patsy Zirnhelt, Chief Deputy
    Email: patsy.zirnhelt@co.sargent.nd.us
    Phone: (701) 724-6241 ext. 112

    Diane Brown, Deputy
    Email: diane.brown@co.sargent.nd.us
    Phone: (701) 724-6241 ext. 119

    Cindy Yagow, Deputy
    Email: Cindy.yagow@co.sargent.nd.us
    Phone: (701) 724-6241 ext. 117

    Sargent County Recorder’s Office Information

    The County Recorder is responsible for filing and recording documents that pertain to personal real property. The Department is also required to maintain a permanent record of documents which can include but is not limited to: deeds, mortgages, leases, easements, plats, crop liens, and a variety of other miscellaneous instruments. Other duties of the County Recorder include maintaining non-judicial records, issuing marriage licenses, and officiating civil marriage ceremonies.

    Most records are open to the public and some have been digitized to be viewed on computers in the office or on the North Dakota Recorders Information Network (NDRIN) website by members. For further information on North Dakota Recorder’s Information Network, visit the following link:

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

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

    355 Main Street South, Suite 2
    Forman, ND 58032
    Email: alison.toepke@co.sargent.nd.us
    Phone: (701) 724-6241 ext. 117
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. And 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

    Alison Toepke is the County Recorder of Sargent County. She can be contacted at (701) 724-6241 ext. 117 or emailed at alison.toepke@co.sargent.nd.us

    Sargent County Recorder’s Office Staffs:

    Patsy Zirnhelt, Chief Deputy
    Email: patsy.zirnhelt@co.sargent.nd.us

    Diane Brown, Deputy
    Email: diane.brown@co.sargent.nd.us
    Phone: (701) 724-6241 ext. 119

    Cindy Yagow, Deputy
    Email: Cindy.yagow@co.sargent.nd.us
    Phone: (701) 724-6241 ext.: 117

    Sargent, ND Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20095,652
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009104
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20095
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200989
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200932
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200975
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009175
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200911
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009136
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200957
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20091,995
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200911
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009330
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,510
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009138
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009105
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200932
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200936
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009501
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20098
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009123

    Sargent County Recorder’s Office

    Address: 355 Main Street South, Suite 2 Forman, ND 58032
    Phone: 701-724-6241 ext. 117

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