Why Form a Limited Liability Company (LLC)?

$0 + state fee & first year free Registered Agent.

How to Start an LLC in North Dakota

North Dakota is located in the northern part of the Midwest U.S. Strong economic sectors include agriculture, natural resources, tourism and healthcare.

For most business owners, the fastest and easiest way to start a business in North Dakota is by creating an LLC. A limited liability company (LLC) is a type of business entity that’s ideal for startups and small- to medium-sized businesses. You get the advantages and protections of larger North Dakota corporations, but with much simpler rules and regulations.

Briefly, the benefits of starting a North Dakota LLC include:

  • Separating and limiting your personal liability from your business liability and debts
  • Quick and simple filing, management, compliance, regulation and administration of your North Dakota LLC
  • Easy tax filing and potential advantages for tax treatment

Learn more about the benefits of the LLC business structure here.

Form a North Dakota LLC in Six Quick Steps

We’ve got lots of useful information on starting a business in ND. On this page, you’ll find the basic steps of how to form a North Dakota LLC, with more in-depth content throughout the rest of our guide.

Review Information from the North Dakota Secretary of State

The Secretary of State has plenty of information on forming and running a business in North Dakota. These are all the basic steps for forming an LLC in North Dakota. You’ll find other useful information below.

Special Types of North Dakota LLCs

A regular North Dakota LLC is suitable for most business needs, but you also have a few other options to incorporate a special type of LLC.

What to Do After Forming Your North Dakota LLC

Want to know your next steps after creating a new LLC in North Dakota? We’ve got you covered. Here’s our guide to understanding your ongoing requirements, setting up new bank accounts, protecting your business name, getting accounting in place and more.

Detailed Information for Your North Dakota LLC

You’ll find plenty more insight and guidance on the other pages of this guide, including:

Naming Your North Dakota LLC

How to search the North Dakota business registry of the ND Secretary of State and find the right name. Includes information on naming rules, fictitious names, reserving a North Dakota LLC name and more.

North Dakota Registered Agents for Your LLC

How to appoint a North Dakota Registered Agent to your new LLC or change to a different Registered Agent. Includes information on Registered Agent rules and searching for North Dakota Registered Agents.

Fees and Requirements for Your North Dakota LLC

How to understand the various fees you’ll need to pay and the requirements you’ll need to meet for both federal and North Dakota rules. Includes details of Employee Identification Numbers (EINs), North Dakota and federal business licenses, North Dakota annual reports and more.

Federal, State, Sales and Other Taxes for Your North Dakota LLC

How to understand the various taxes you will need to pay to the federal and North Dakota government. Includes details of federal taxes like income and self-employment and North Dakota taxes like sales tax and income tax.

Launch
Your Business with Incfile

No contracts. No surprises.

Only $0 + state fee to launch your business.

Start Now

Fees and Requirements in

$0

State fee

0

State filing time

0

Expected filling time

Filing Time and Price

The state charges this amount to file a new business entity. This fee goes directly to the Secretary of State.

Compare State Filing Times
Compare State Filing Prices

Compliance Requirements

This report is mandatory and must be filed within the specified time frame in order for the entity to remain in good standing with the state. Failure to file this report can lead to the company being revoked or administratively dissolved.

Other State Requirements
loading

See How Easy It Can Be to Get Your Business Incorporated

Silver

$0

One time payment

Get the Silver Package
  • Package fee
    $0
  • State fee
    $0
The Silver services includes:
  • Prepare & Filing the Articles of Organization
  • Unlimited Name Searches
  • FREE Registered Agent for a year!
Most popular

Gold

Everything from silver+

$149

One time payment

Get the Gold Package
  • Package fee
    $149
  • State fee
    $0
The Silver package, and:
  • EIN Business Tax Number
  • IRS Form 2553
  • Operating Agreement
  • Banking Resolution
  • Lifetime Company Alerts
  • Online Access Dashboard
  • Unlimited Phone & Email Support
  • Business Banking Account
  • Business Tax Consultation
Best value

Platinum

Everything from Silver & gold+

$299

One time payment

Get the Platinum Package
  • Package fee
    $299
  • State fee
    $0
The gold package, and:
  • Business Contract Templates
  • Expedited Filing
  • Domain Name + Business Email

How We Compare

Get more for less.

Incfile
LegalZoom
ZenBusiness

Initial Filing Price

$0 + State Fee

$79 + State Fee

$49 + State Fee

Billed Annually

File Articles

Name Search

Business Dashboard with Additional Services, Content & Support

Business Tax Consultation

First Year Registered Agent

FREE

$249

Operating Agreement

$40

$99

EIN

$70

$159

Has to be purchased as a package with Operating Agreement.

$70

Business Contract Templates

$150

One-time fee or FREE with Platinum package.

$40

Monthly subscription *part of Smart Employer Package

Expedited Order

(+$50)

$350

*must purchase Express Gold package

$50

*rush order $100 + state fee

Subscribe Now to Learn More About LLC and Starting a Business