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****During this time when we are trying to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, please limit your need to physically come to the office to do business.  We are happy to try to assist you over the phone and via email.  Our office will remained staffed during normal courthouse business hours of 8:00 am until 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.  We are encouraging you to use our online records site as much as possible for research, and as always please call us if something is missing that you need.  We have set up a free 60 day subscription for new users to sign up and use the McKenzie County Virtual Vault.  We greatly appreciate your consideration and patience as this situation continues to unfold.****

Katie Paulson is the current County Recorder.  Her term started in January of 2019.  She has worked for the county since 2010.

The County Recorder maintains any and all types of documents which affect title to real property in the land records office.  The County Recorder's office works with a wide and varied customer base who use the filed and recorded information to document legal instruments, create and/or extend abstracts, conduct land appraisals, locate property lines, draw plats, search ancestry, historical data, heirship, mineral leases, courtroom testimony,  and many other interests.

The Recorder's office is responsible for issuing marriage licenses and performing civil ceremonies.  This service is by appointment only.  Please call or email to set up an appointment.



201 5th St NW
Suite 523
Watford City, ND 58854

Katie Paulson
701-444-3616 x 4
FAX: 701-444-3902

McKenzie County

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