Change North Dakota registered agent

Last updated on November 24, 2022

You can change a registered agent by informing the Secretary of State via a 'Registered Agent/Office Statement of Change' form. Learn how to do this step by step.

Who are they?

Agent for service of process

Also known as a registered agent, resident agent, statutory agent, etc in various states. These agents are physically located in the state where business entities operate. They receive important legal documents on behalf of the business entity.

Receive service of process

Their primary task is to receive tax forms, judicial notices, and other legal documents during business hours, 5 days a week.

For all business entities

Most business entities including LLCs, corporations, and partnerships require these agents in every state they operate in.

Not PO boxes

Agents must have a physical street address in the state. Not just PO boxes.

Details are public

The address and contact details of these agents are made public by the Secretary of State.


Step-by-step instructions

How to change a registered agent in North Dakota?

Check the steps below:

1. Find a new registered agent

Before you plan to change your existing registered agent, make sure to find an alternative registered agent in the state.

If you are physically located in the state, you can be a registered agent for your own LLC. But paying a service provider to become a registered agent will give you much-needed peace of mind.

You can also find a new registered agent through the state's business entity search tool.

2. Inform existing registered agent

You may inform your existing registered agent about your decision to replace them.

3. Inform the State

To change the registered agent for an LLC in North Dakota, file the form 'Registered Agent/Office Statement of Change' online with the Secretary of State.

Filing fee


Alternatively, you can also file an Amendment to the Articles of Organization to change the registered agent. But it's often more complicated than just filing 'Registered Agent/Office Statement of Change' form.

Registered agent

A registered agent is an agent of your LLC on whom any notice, process or demand may be served. Every LLC in North Dakota needs to have a registered agent located in the state.


According to North Dakota Century Code § 10-32.1-16:

  • 1

    Registered agent can be an individual or an authorised organisation.

  • 2

    Registered agent must have a street address where they can personally receive service of process.

  • 3

    Office of Registered agent cannot be just a mailbox service of a telephone answering service.

Articles of Organization

In North Dakota, Articles of Organization is the form you file with the Secretary of State to form an LLC. It contains the articles of formation for the LLC.

Filing Articles of Organization

Here's how you file it

  • File it online on North Dakota Secretary of State website


Online fee


Online processing time

4 weeks

Frequently asked questions

Business guides in North Dakota

Registered agents are mandatory for almost all entities in North Dakota including LLCs and corporations. Learn more about how these businesses are conducted in North Dakota.

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