COVID-19 UPDATE: THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT, ALONG WITH THE COURTS, ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
District courts are the key elements in the judicial system established in 1995. With the elimination of county courts, district courts became responsible for the workload and positions of the county courts. The Mountrail County Clerk of District Court is an appointed position by the Mountrail County Board of County Commissioners.
The duties and appointment of the Clerk of District Court are governed by Supreme Court Administrative Rule 46. In addition to those duties the Mountrail County Clerk of District Court has also been assigned the duties of recording marriage licenses, recording DD-214's and is an acceptance facility for U.S. Passports.
The Clerk of District Court can provide neutral and impartial services equally to all North Dakota State Court users. The Clerk of District Court cannot give any legal advice or legal representation, create legal documents or tell you what words to put on a form, tell you what to say in court or if you have a good case, tell you how case law, statutes or rules apply to your situation, help you decide the best option for your situation, predict what any judge or court may do, say or decide, explain a judicial decision, or refer you to a specific lawyer.