Last updated August 18, 2021
How to Form an LLC in North Dakota
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This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in North Dakota.
North Dakota LLC costs:
LLC formation: $135 (one-time fee)
Annual report: $50 (every year)
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Here is a quick overview on starting 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).
Forming an LLC in North Dakota has a few steps.
Search your North Dakota LLC name in the state database.
Select your North Dakota LLC Registered Agent.
You can file your North Dakota LLC 4 different ways: online, by mail, fax, or walk-in.
The North Dakota LLC fee $135, regardless of which filing method you choose.
Additionally, regardless of which filing method you choose, the state will approve your LLC filing in 2-3 weeks (after they receive your documents).
Note: Filing times may take longer due to the current global situation and government delays. Please see how long does it take to get an LLC in North Dakota.
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 LLC Annual Report fee is $50.
We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your North Dakota LLC, step-by-step.
You can find the detailed lessons linked at the top of this page.
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