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Incorporating a Corporation in North Dakota

If you want to incorporate a corporation, Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required corporate paperwork and obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your corporation, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Names of North Dakota corporations must be unique and should not be confused with names of any existing entity or trade or service marks. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets North Dakota's standards.

Permitted designations: North Dakota corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:
  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.
Restricted designations: The use of the following words in corporation's name will require approval by the state:
  • Bank

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State.

Turnaround time: About 1-2 weeks.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: Minimum one director is required.

Director qualifications: No provisions.

Appearance in articles: Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Registered Agent:

Local registered agent is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Annual report is required and is due on May 15. The filing fee is $25.

Signatures: Any authorized signatories can annual reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Permitted. 

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