Your North Dakota Registered Agent provides various services, including the acceptance of formal and legal documents and continued correspondence with the North Dakota Secretary of State.
Your LLC must have a Registered Agent at all times. You’ll appoint one when you first formally register and form your business. You can also replace your existing North Dakota Registered Agent at a later date, provided that you transition smoothly between the old and new agents.
Note that the address for your North Dakota Registered Agent does not need to be the same as your North Dakota LLC business address.
What a North Dakota Registered Agent Does
A Registered Agent’s main function in North Dakota is to accept official documentation and communications.
Having a Registered Agent also provides proof to the state that your business exists.
Incfile Provides Free North Dakota Registered Agent Service for the First Year
Incfile provides complete North Dakota Registered Agent service for any LLC that’s formed in the state. As a bonus, your Registered Agent is completely free for the first year and only $119 a year after that if you’ve formed your business through Incfile.
Incfile is authorized to conduct business in North Dakota and can legally act as your Registered Agent. Here’s what our Registered Agent service provides:
Appointing a Registered Agent Service for Your LLC
When you first register and form your LLC, you must appoint a Registered Agent. You can change it at any point after that. Here’s how to go about it.
Assign a Registered Agent When You Form Your LLC
Your business needs to have a Registered Agent as soon as it’s formed. You can do this two ways:
When you formally create your business, you’re required to include details of your Registered Agent in your Articles of Organization.
Establish your business through us, and you’ll get a free year of our Registered Agent Service. We’ll also complete and file your Articles of Organization for you with the information that you provide.
Assign a Different Registered Agent After Formation
Once you’ve formed your LLC, you can still assign someone else to be your North Dakota Registered Agent. There are a couple of ways to achieve this.
After you’ve chosen a new Registered Agent, file a Statement of Change of Registered Agent with the North Dakota SOS. The ND Secretary of State provides this service for a fee of $10.
When you use our Registered Agent service, we take care of all the form filling and filing for you. We’ll collect important information about your business, complete the form on your behalf and file it with the North Dakota Secretary of State. We’ll let you know when we officially become your Registered Agent.
North Dakota Registered Agent Search
In certain situations, it may be useful to know the name of the Registered Agent that represents another LLC in North Dakota. You can use the registered agent list provided by the North Dakota SOS to discover this information.
If you can’t find the Registered Agent information there, you can request it from the Secretary of State.
What Happens If You Don’t Have a Registered Agent?
Acting as Your Own Registered Agent
You can choose to be the Registered Agent for your LLC if you have a physical address in North Dakota, although there may be some drawbacks to this approach:
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FAQs About North Dakota Registered Agents
Yes. Most business entities (including LLCs) in the state are required to have a Registered Agent. This is mandated by the North Dakota Secretary of State (SOS). Find more information above.
You must assign a Registered Agent when you first register and formally form your North Dakota LLC with the SOS. You can change your agent afterward by filing the correct form. If you form your business through Incfile, we’ll file all the necessary forms on your behalf. You'll find more information above.
Yes, but we don’t recommend it for the reasons listed above.
Yes. And if you use a company as your Registered Agent, that company must be legally able to conduct business in your state. You'll find more information above.