North Dakota LLC

How to Form an LLC in North Dakota

How to Form an LLC in North DakotaA 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 is simple. Search your North Dakota LLC name in the state database and select your Registered Agent.

File your Articles of Organization with the North Dakota Secretary of State and wait for your LLC to be approved.

You can file your LLC by mail or by fax. The ND 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 ND by mail or by fax.

After your North Dakota LLC is approved, complete your Operating Agreement and get your Federal Tax ID Number (aka EIN) from the IRS.

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 ND state fee is $50.

We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your own North Dakota LLC, step-by-step.

On desktop, the lessons are listed on your right. On mobile, the lessons are listed at the bottom of the page.

Need to save time? Have a professional LLC service file for you:
IncFile ($49 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)
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Forming an LLC shouldn't be so complicated. Our step-by-step guide will make the process a breeze – and no complex legal jargon! We teach LLC formation (for free) in all 50 states. We're here to help, so reach out with any questions!
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