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North Dakota Incorporation Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reserve a corporate name?

No, but it is recommended to reserve a name prior to filing to ensure that it remains available during the incorporation process.

How do I reserve a corporate name?

The reservation of your corporate name will be handled by IncParadise and is included in the price of our service.

Do I have to renew my name registration?


How do I incorporate in North Dakota?

When using our service, IncParadise will file, on your behalf, the required administrative forms and articles of incorporation with the appropriate North Dakota agency.

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. The registered agent must maintain a business office that is identical to the registered office and must be either: (1) an individual residing in North Dakota, or (2) a corporation with authority to transact business in this state. As part of our ongoing service, IncParadise does provide a registered agent service option that you can select during the online registration process.

How many Incorporators are required to form a corporation in North Dakota?

One or more are required.

How many Directors are required to start a corporation in North Dakota?

One or more as specified in the bylaws.

Are corporations in North Dakota required to file an Annual Report?

Yes. An annual report must be filed each year before August 2 (or before May 16 for foreign corporations) in the calendar year following the year of incorporation.

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