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The North Dakota Articles of Organization are the LLC forms that must be completed and filed with the state in order to create an LLC.

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It is simple to file the North Dakota Articles of Organization!

We’ll walk you through the process of submitting the North Dakota LLC Articles of Organization in three simple stages.

Get Forms for Your Articles of Organization

Complete the Articles of Organization.

Keep the Articles of Organization on file.

Step 1: Obtain your Articles of Organization.

You may either download and mail your North Dakota Articles of Organization or establish an account and submit them online.
Step two: Complete the Articles of Organization

We will assist you with completing the North Dakota Articles of Organization form in this phase.

To complete the form, you will need the following information:

Name, kind, and location of the entity

Name of the Registered Agent and the Address of the Registered Office

Date of Inception and Duration

Business Objective

Names and addresses of organisers

Name, kind, and location of the entity

A unique and clever company name is crucial, but it is not as necessary as a legally valid name.

When selecting a name for your company, you must ensure that the name:

fits the naming rules of North Dakota

is not already in use by another North Dakota firm.

Follow the North Dakota Naming Standards:

The word “limited liability corporation” or one of its acronyms must be in your name (LLC or L.L.C.). It cannot use the terms “limited” or “company” without referring to a “limited liability company.”

Your name cannot include the phrases “company,” “incorporated,” “limited partnership,” or “limited liability partnership,” or abbreviations thereof.

Your name cannot indicate that the LLC was formed for an illegal or unspecified reason as stated in its articles of incorporation.

Your LLC’s name cannot include terms that may be confused with a government organisation (FBI, Treasury, State Department, etc.).

Certain prohibited terms (e.g., bank, attorney, university) may need extra documentation and the participation of a licenced professional in certain jurisdictions.

Your company name should not be the same as or deceptively similar to any other existing business in the state. This covers reserved names in North Dakota.

Examine Name Availability:

Is your surname legal in North Dakota? Do a name search on the North Dakota Secretary of State’s website to ensure that the name you choose isn’t already used.

Obtain a Domain Name:

We suggest that you check to see whether your company’s name is accessible as a web domain. Even if you don’t intend to create a company website right away, you may wish to purchase the URL to prevent others from doing so.

Registered Office and Registered Agent

A registered agent receives and transmits legal paperwork on behalf of your LLC. When you form your North Dakota LLC, you must provide your registered agent and registered office address.

Your registered agent may be anybody over the age of 18 who resides in North Dakota. During regular business hours, your registered agent must always be accessible at the registered office. A P.O. box cannot be used as your registered office address.

Date of Inception and Duration

List your desired Articles of Organization effective date and whether your LLC’s existence will be permanent or if you want to dissolve it.


In North Dakota, a limited liability corporation may be formed for any lawful or non-prohibited business. This article allows you to specify “any authorised reason.”

Remember that a business goal including licencing, tax-exemption, or tax-deductible status needs specific wording from the IRS or a professional licence.

Names and addresses of organisers

The names and addresses of the LLC’s organisers must be included.

Step 3: Submit the Articles of Incorporation.

You must submit the Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State to register your LLC.

There are two options for submitting your Certificate of Formation:

Fill out the Forms Online

After Your North Dakota LLC Is Officially Formed, Submit a Hard Copy By Mail

After filing your Articles of Organization, you should do the following:

Make a Business Agreement

Obtain an EIN

Establish a Business Bank Account

Purchase Licenses and Permits

Make a Business Agreement

A North Dakota LLC operating agreement is a legal document that details your LLC’s ownership structure and member functions.

Although an Operating Agreement is not necessary in North Dakota to incorporate an LLC, it is a good idea to have one. You may begin working on your operating agreement before, during, or after filing your Articles of Organization.

Your operating agreement will be held in the private business records of your LLC; you will not submit it with the state.

Obtain an EIN

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is your LLC’s equivalent of a social security number. If you want to recruit staff or create company bank accounts, you’ll need an EIN.

You may get your EIN for free by using the IRS website, fax, or mail. Read our What is an EIN article to discover more about EINs and how they might benefit your LLC.

Establish a Business Bank Account

It is critical to use specific business banking and credit accounts to safeguard your company’s corporate veil. When you combine your personal and company accounts, your personal assets (house, vehicle, and other possessions) are at danger if your LLC is sued.

Purchase Licenses and Permits

When forming an LLC, you should consider if your company requires any licences or permissions to operate legally. There are a few commercial operations that need licences or permissions on the federal level.

Learn how to secure the licences and permissions required for your company, or hire an expert to handle it for you:

Federal: For federal business licences and permits, see the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

State: Visit North Dakota’s New Business Registration page to apply for or learn more about licences, permits, and registration.

Local: Inquire with your county clerk regarding local licences and permissions.