How To Form a Limited Liability Company in North Dakota – Business or Farming Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization

The North Dakota Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization is an integral part of the registration process an entity must successfully complete with the North Dakota Secretary of State in order to operate as a Limited Liability Company. This template form will provide a structure to present the basic information all Limited Liability Companies must submit to the North Dakota Secretary of State however, some types of Limited Liability Companies may need to satisfy their own needs as well by documenting additional information. It is strongly recommended to consult an attorney before submitting such paperwork unless one is well acquainted with the registration process this form addresses.

The Filing Fee for the North Dakota Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization is $135.00. This must be submitted at the time of filing so the submission will be processed. You may pay with a check or credit card when filing by mail (checks payable to “Secretary of State”) or you may pay with a credit card if filing by fax or online. It should be noted that depending upon the work load of the North Dakota Secretary of State Office, processing times may vary and may be up to one month after receipt.

How To File

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Step 1 – Use the “Download Form” link above to save a blank copy of the North Dakota Business or Farming Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization to your machine. You may fill this out onscreen or you may print the form then fill it out by hand or with a type writer.

Step 2 – Locate the statement beginning with “The undersigned natural persons of the age…” then check the first box to indicate the Limited Liability Company being formed is a business entity and not a farming entity.

Step 3 – Report the full Name of the Limited Liability Company this document is addressing in the box labeled “Article 1.” Make sure this Name is available and that it contains the appropriate business suffix.

Step 4 – In the box labeled “Article 1A,” enter the Street Address of the Limited Liability Company’s Principal Executive Office. A Physical Address is mandatory and must be reported in full here (Building Number, Street, Suite Number, City, State, and Zip Code).

Step 5 – It is now time to Identify the North Dakota Registered Agent obtained by this entity. You must report this in either the box labeled “Article 2A” or the box labeled “Article 2B.” If the North Dakota Registered Agent is a Commercial Entity then report the Name of this entity in the box labeled “Article 2A.” If the North Dakota Registered Agent is a Noncommercial Entity then report the Name of the North Dakota Registered Agent in the box labeled “Article 2B.”

Step 6 – If the Limited Liability Company has obtained a Noncommercial Registered Agent, then report the Complete Street Address (Building Number, Street, Room/Suite Number, City, State, and Zip Code) in the box labeled “Article 2C.”

Step 7 – If you would like the Effective Date of these articles to be immediate upon a successful filing then place a mark in the first check box in the area labeled “Article 3.” If the Date of Effect for these articles should be at a later date, then check the second box, in the area labeled “Article 3,” and enter the desired Date of Effect on the blank line provided.

Step 8 – If the Limited Liability Company will only be in operation for a limited amount of time then enter the number of Years and Months until the entity dissolves in the box labeled “Article 4.” You may also enter a phrase such as “…until” then define a Date or Event. If the Limited Liability Company is forming with the intention operating indefinitely, you may leave this box empty.

Step 9 – If the Limited Liability Company must have a specific Purpose documented at the time of its formation then, report this Purpose in the box labeled “Article 5.”

Step 10 – If additional Provisions or Conditions must be included at the time of Registration, define them in the box labeled “Article 6” or, if there is not enough room, you may present such Provisions in a separate document then, list the attachments with these Provisions.

Step 11 – Each Organizer of this Limited Liability Company must be reported in the box labeled “Article 7.” There will be a table with two columns presented for this reporting. Enter the Name of an Organizer in the first column then, on the same line, report the Complete Mailing Address for that Organizer in the second column.

Step 12 – Under the verification statement, each Organizer must Sign his or her Name in the box labeled “Signature” line then report the Date the Signature was provided in the box labeled “Date.”

Step 13 – The last line will contain several boxes. This must contain the Contact Information for the Individual who would correspond with the North Dakota Secretary of State should any issues with this filing arise.

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Step 14 – Once you have verified all the information that has been reported on this form, you may submit the North Dakota Business Or Farming Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization and any attachments that must accompany it to the North Dakota Secretary of State. You may submit this paperwork by Fax or by Mail. If you submit these documents by fax, then you must fill in the Credit Card Payment Authorization Form at the end of page three to pay the $135.00 Filing Fee. You may also use this form to pay with a Credit Card if mailing in this submission. If you prefer to pay with a check (payable to “Secretary of State”), then you must mail in this submission.

Register By Fax:

701.328.2992

Register By Mail:

Business Registration Unit
Secretary of State
State of North Dakota
600 E. Bouldevard Ave Dept 108
Bismarck,ND 58505-0500

Step 15 – In order to remain in compliance with the requirements of the North Dakota Secretary of State, the Limited Liability Company must file a North Dakota Limited Liability Company Annual Report by November 15. This may be done by sending in the form the Limited Liability Company will receive or by using the links present on the North Dakota Business Search Page (https://apps.nd.gov/sc/busnsrch/busnSearch.htm). The Filing Fee for the North Dakota Limited Liability Company Annual Report is $50.00