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North Dakota LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

The Flickertail State is experiencing an economic boom like none before and this is more so because it is considered to be oil rich. Oil and gas production accounts for almost 16 percent of the state’s economy and it is currently ranked #2 in the overall measure of state economies. It is not only easy to form a North Dakota business but also easy to get highly skilled workforce. The fact is that ND has recorded the highest labor force participation, has a strong transportation and energy infrastructure, and is home to some of the largest companies in the nation. Some of the top names include Baker Boy, Alerus Financial, Bobcat Company, Dakota Gasification Company, Stallion Oilfield Services, Union Holdings, and Altru Health System among others.

We are one of the top North Dakota registered agents and can assist you with the successful registration of your business entity in the state.

Let’s take a look at how you can form a North Dakota business LLC or Corporation.

North Dakota LLC Registration and Formation

North Dakota LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in North Dakota is governed by 2013 North Dakota Century Code, Title 10 Corporations, Chapter 10-32, Limited Liability Company Act. The procedure for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

If you are planning to form a Limited Liability Company in North Dakota then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to North Dakota Century Code, Chapter 10-32.1-16. This law is applicable for domestic limited liability company as well as foreign limited liability company.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in North Dakota. We can assist you to form a North Dakota business LLC.

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

One of the foremost steps towards company formation in North Dakota is identifying a name for your business entity. The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a unique name for your business entity
  2. According to North Dakota Century Code, Chapter 10-32.1-11, the name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability Company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC”.
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to the provisions of North Dakota Century Code, Chapter 10-32.1-12
  5. Submit the form though mail or online with the Office of the Secretary of State of North Dakota along with the applicable fee. An LLC can reserve its name for a period of 12 months.

Step#3: Articles of Organization and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a North Dakota business LLC then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a Limited Liability Company. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic LLC then you will be required to file “Articles of Organization” governed by North Dakota Century Code, Chapter 10-32.1-20.
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file “Certificate of Authority” pursuant to North Dakota Century Code, Chapter 10-32.1-75.
  • The Articles of Organization and Certificate of Authority of domestic and foreign LLC can be filed with the Business Registration Unit, Secretary of State, through mail or fax.

We can file the form on your behalf being your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the LLC registration.

In case, you have any questions regarding how to form a North Dakota business, feel free to call us on 702-871-8678.

North Dakota Corporation Registration and Formation

North Dakota Corporation Registration & Formation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in North Dakota then the procedure for registration and formation is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

If you are planning to form a business or professional corporation in North Dakota then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to ND CENT CODE § 10-19.1-15. This law is applicable for domestic as well as foreign corporations.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in North Dakota. We can assist you to form a North Dakota business as we are in compliance with all regulations in the State of North Dakota.

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

In order to form a corporation in North Dakota, one of the key steps is identifying a name for your business entity. The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. According to ND CENT CODE § 10-19.1-13, a corporate name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.”
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or any other corporation
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to ND CENT CODE § 10-19.1-14.
  5. Submit the form though mail or fax with the Secretary of State of North Dakota along with the applicable fee. A business corporation can reserve its name for a period of 12 months.

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a corporation in North Dakota, then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a business corporation. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic corporation then you will be required to file “Articles of Incorporation” pursuant to ND CENT CODE § 10-19.1-11.
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file a ” Certificate of Authority” to transact business in the state pursuant to ND CENT CODE § 10-19.1-134 through 136.
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with the Business Registration Unit, Secretary of State of North Dakota, through mail or fax.

We can file the form on your behalf being your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the incorporation.

If you have any questions regarding North Dakota incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the North Dakota Business formation page.

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