North Dakota LLC Formation – Basics & Other Helpful Information

General Overview of the North Dakota LLC

This article is meant to be a general overview of the North Dakota LLC formation process and other basic issues related to LLCs.

North Dakota Filing Fees

The North Dakota filing fee for the Articles of Organization (to create an North Dakota LLC) is $135.00 plus $10 for each consent to use business name that is required (often none will be required).

See North Dakota SOS's Fee Schedule
Compare North Dakota LLC Costs With Other States

North Dakota Filing Time

Regular processing time generally takes 30 days. North Dakota does not provide an option to expedite the processing time.

North Dakota Annual Compliance Requirements

North Dakota LLCs must file an annual report. The report is due on November 15th for a regular business LLC and April 15th for a farming or ranching LLC, beginning the year after the LLC is formed. The fee to file your annual report is $50.

Form an LLC in North Dakota

You can use this checklist to help guide you through the process of forming a North Dakota LLC:

Step 1: Decide on a Business Name

Step 2: Register your LLC with the State

Step 3: Create and Sign the LLC's Governing Document

Step 4: Get an EIN

Step 5: Get Licenses and Permits

Registering a Foreign LLC in North Dakota

Helpful Tips & Information

Use an LLC formation service like IncFile to help you form an LLC in North Dakota. They have free LLC formation packages (you only pay the state filing fee).


North Dakota Secretary of State
North Dakota LLC Info from the SOS
North Dakota Business Services
North Dakota Trade Names
North Dakota Business Licensing
North Dakota Annual Report Forms
Online EIN Application (for the LLC’s Federal Tax ID)
USPTO (Federal) Trademark Search