North Dakota Incorporation Forms

IncorporationForms.org has 12 North Dakota forms for registering and maintaining business entities such as Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and Partnerships, and protecting intellectual property and branding with Trademarks, Copyrights, and Fictitious Names.

Please be sure to verify you are submitting the most recent version of the correct form(s) when submitting any business-related forms to the North Dakota Department Of State!

After ensuring your future business has an available name using the tool below, follow these steps to form your corporation or limited liability company.


North Dakota's Consent to Use Business Name

This is a form for applying for consent to use a Business name in North Dakota. The cost is $10.

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North Dakota's Partnership Fictitious Name Certificate

This is a form for applying for a Fictitious Name for a Partnership. The cost is $25 for a new certificate for the first two partners with a $3 fee for each additional partner (not to exceed $250), $25 for a fictitious name used by a Limited Partnership or Limited Liability Partnership, or $25 for an amended certificate.

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North Dakota's Reserve Name Application

This is a form for applying to reserve a Business name for use in North Dakota. The cost is $10.

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North Dakota's Foreign Limited Partnership/Foreign Limited Liability Limited Partnership Certificate of Authority Application

This is a form for applying to register a Limited Partnership or Limited Liability Limited Partnership formed in a state other then North Dakota or a country other then the United States to be able to do business in North Dakota. The cost is $100 for a Limited Liability Partnership or $110 for a Limited Partnership. Some other fees may apply: Signed consent to use of name ($10 fee) or Fictitious Name Certificate ($25 fee).

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North Dakota's Limited Liability Partnership Registration

This is a form for applying to form a Limited Liability Partnership or changing a Limited Liability Partnership in North Dakota. The fee is at least $35 for a new registration (with an additional $3 fee for each managing partner after two partners up to a $250 fee) or $25 for an amended registration.

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North Dakota's Foreign Limited Liability Partnership Registration

This is a form for applying to register a Limited Liability Partnership formed in a state other then North Dakota or a country other then the United States to be able to do business in North Dakota. The fee is $60 for a new registration or $25 for an amended registration.

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North Dakota's North Dakota Business or Farming Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization

This is a form for applying to form a Business or Farming Limited Liability Company in North Dakota. The fee is $135.

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North Dakota's Certificate of Authority Foreign Limited Liability Company Application

This is a form for applying to register a Business or Farming Limited Liability Company formed in a state other then North Dakota or a country other then the United States to be able to do business in North Dakota. The fee is $135.

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North Dakota's North Dakota Business or Farming Corporation Articles of Incorporation

This is a form for applying to form a Business or Farming Corporation in North Dakota. The fee is $100.

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North Dakota's Certificate of Authority Foreign Corporation Application

This is a form for applying to register a For Profit, Professional or Nonprofit Corporation formed in a state other then North Dakota or a country other then the United States to be able to do business in North Dakota. The cost is $50 for a Nonprofit Corporation and $145 for a Business or Professional Corporation.

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North Dakota's Trade Name Registration / Franchise Name Disclosure

This is a form for applying to register for a Trade Name for use in North Dakota. The cost is $25 for registration for five years.

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North Dakota's Trademark/Service Mark Registration

This is a form for applying to register for a Trademark or Service Mark for use in North Dakota. The cost is $30 for one class of good or services that the mark is to be registered for and $20 for each additional class of goods or services. The registration of marks is for ten years and two objects containing the Trademark or Service Mark must be turned in with the application.

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North Dakota Incorporation Information

Business Name Check

Use North Dakota's offical business name lookup service to check the availability of your business' name ahead of time.

Offical Name Check

Managing Department

North Dakota Department Of State

Phone Number

701-328-4284
toll free: 800-352-0867 ext. 8-4284

Address for All Forms

Use this address to submit requests for anything Business related in the state of North Dakota.

Secretary of State
State of North Dakota
600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 108
Bismarck ND 58505-0500

Forms & Fees Sources

Forms Source: http://sos.nd.gov/business/business-services/business-structures

Fees Source: Fees are listed on each individual form.

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