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Richland County, North Dakota Overview

Richland County is located in the state of North Dakota. The county was formed in January 4, 1873 and named after Morgan T. Rich. The county seat is Wahpeton. As of 2018, the county has a population of 16,239. The county has a total area of 1445 square miles, 1436 square miles of which is land, and 9.7 square miles is water. The county consists of 17 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 58075 recorded as the one with the largest population. Richland County borders the following counties: Cass County, North Dakota to the north; Roberts County, South Dakota to the south; Wilkin County, Minnesota to the east; Sargent County, North Dakota to the west; Clay County, Minnesota to the northeast; Ransom County, North Dakota to the northwest; Marshall County, South Dakota to the southwest, and; Traverse County, Minnesota to the southeast.

Richland County Recorder Information


  • As a land Records office, they are to maintain a permanent record of all documents, which they record.
  • To provide and maintain a permanent database for property records search.
  • To provide quality service and information to their customers.

This office is responsible for the following:

  • Recording any and all types of documents which affect title to real property in Richland County ND
  • Filing Wills for safekeeping
  • Filing Corner Monument Records
  • Filing Burial Permits
  • Military discharges are filed for record, and certified copies are provided to the individual or the veteran service officer at no charge
  • Other duties include maintaining non-judicial records, issue marriage licenses and can officiate civil marriage ceremonies.

You may request a copy of your deed either in person, by phone, by mail or e-mail. It is helpful to have the legal description of your property. Copy fees are $1/page. A Certified copy is $5 for the first page, $2 for each additional page. To fax or email a document is an additional $3 fee. Payment is required up front. They do not accept credit cards. You may also subscribe to the NDRIN website. It is a subscription-based site with most counties in North Dakota.

For information regarding marriage you may view the linked file below:


Richland County Recorder’s Office accepts documents for recording electronically (E-Recording).

If you are interested in eRecording documents please contact one of the following vendors that partner with the office.

    Below is the physical address of the County Recorder:

    Jackie Babbitt, County Recorder
    418 2 Ave N, Dept. 20
    Wahpeton, ND 58075
    Phone: (701) 642-7800
    Fax: (701-) 642-7820

    Richland County Assessor Information

    This office is in charge of valuations for the county excluding the city of Wahpeton. The three main areas of valuation are commercial, residential and agricultural properties. Each sale of residential and commercial property is researched by this office. It maintains an annual sales ratio for the state of North Dakota. Valuations for these properties must be at 100 percent of their market value. A percent tolerance is allowed by the State Board of Equalization. A field card with all data required for a proper assessment of these properties is maintained. Any change, addition or deletion is recorded on these records. Agricultural land is valued by the productivity of the individual soils on each parcel of land. The state formula for productivity is administered by the North Dakota State University and Tax Commissioner’s Office.

    Annual schools are conducted by the Director of Tax Equalization, for recertification of local assessors. Beginning assessors must attend a 24 hour seminar and successfully complete a state exam which is administered by the Director of Tax Equalization.

    Sixteen townships and 12 cities contract with this office to assess their jurisdictions. Applications for two-year exemptions on anticipated new construction of new dwellings, and renovation exemptions on eligible properties are also administered by this office. Applications for new business exemptions must be made to this office. Homestead Credit applications for senior citizens and disabled residents are available through this department. Disabled Veteran Credit applications are here also. Registration and valuation for Mobile Homes are completed in this office.

    Below is the physical address of the Assessor:

    Rick Score, Melissa Brown, and Nancy Olson – Tax Assessor
    418 2nd Ave N
    Wahpeton, ND 58075
    Phone: 701-642-7805

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