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How to Form an LLC in North Dakota
A North Dakota Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal structure used to protect your personal assets (home, car, bank account) in the event your business is sued.
A North Dakota LLC can be used to operate a business, or an LLC can be used to hold assets (such as real estate, vehicles, boats, or aircraft).
You can file your LLC by mail or by fax. The North Dakota state filing fee is $135 in both cases. LLC approval times (for mail and fax filings) are 2-3 weeks.
Currently, the North Dakota Secretary of State does not have an online filing for LLCs, but we’ve spoken with them and they’ve told us “it’s in the works”. The online filing system may be launched in late 2017 (possibly 2018), but for now, you can only file for an LLC in North Dakota by mail or by fax.
In order to keep your North Dakota LLC in compliance with the Secretary of State, you need to file an Annual Report each year. The North Dakota state fee is $50.
We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your own North Dakota LLC, step-by-step.
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