North Dakota LLC Annual Report

Last updated on November 25, 2022

LLCs formed in North Dakota need to file this report with the North Dakota Secretary of State each and every year. i.e., annually. Read about how to file this report.

File report online

Visit the official state government’s website to submit annual report online.

Visit North Dakota official website
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What is an LLC?

Limited Liability Company

LLC is a business entity in the U.S that provides limited liability to its members. It has characteristics from both corporation and sole proprietorship. LLCs are permitted under State statutes of each US state.

Limited liability

Personal assets are protected for people with limited liability when they are sued.


A business entity that can issue shares and give limited liability to shareholders.


Owners of an LLC are referred to as members. They own membership interest in the LLC.

Sole proprietorship

Where an individual engages in business activity without formal organization.

Why file the report?

North Dakota LLC Annual Report

An annual report is used to keep an LLC’s contact information up-to-date and to keep your LLC in compliance and in good standing with the state of North Dakota.

Filed every year

Each and every LLCs formed in North Dakota must file this report every year.

Update your business information

The annual report is primarily used to update business data such as the character of business and names and addresses of LLC officials (i.e., members or managers)

File Online or via mail

Annual report can be filed either online or by mail.

Change in Business Address

You can also change your principal executive office address or mailing address by updating it on the annual report when it is due.

North Dakota actions

Here are some of the actions business owners can take in North Dakota:

How to file Annual Report in North Dakota?

Follow these steps:

1. Visit official website

Every North Dakota LLC is required to file an Annual Report each year. The North Dakota Annual Report is due on November 15th of each year.


annually by November 15

Head over to North Dakota's official website to file this report.

Filing fee


The Annual Report must be postmarked, complete and compliant, before November 15 to avoid late fees.

LLC Annual Report

Every LLC has to file this report in North Dakota to stay compliant with the state laws.

Filing Annual Report

North Dakota LLC is expected to file this report annually by November 15

  • File it online on ND Secretary of State website


Online fee


Online processing time


Failure to pay

North Dakota charges a $50 penalty for failure to file on time. In addition, it can revoke an LLC’s business registration after 6 months if you fail to file an annual report.

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

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in North Dakota. North Dakota maintains a list of names of entities in the state. Go through it to check if your chosen name is available.

Search for names

Go to the official website of the North Dakota business search tool to see if the name you want is available.

Searching fee



You can reserve a name for your LLC for a specific duration by paying reservation fees to the North Dakota business services. You will have to file your LLC formation documents within this period to keep the name. Alternatively, you can directly go ahead with the LLC formation without any reservation. That's fine too.

Reservation fee


Reservation period

1 year

LLC naming guidelines

The name you choose for your LLC must the official naming guidelines.

Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Must contain the words "limited liability company", or must contain the abbreviation "L.L.C." or the abbreviation "LLC".

  • 2

    Don’t include terms that indicate that you are doing an activity that you are not authorised to do.

  • 3

    Your name should be ‘distinguishable’ in the Secretary of State records. Adding a punctuation or ‘the’ does not make it distinguishable.

  • 4

    Don’t use words that makes it seems like you are a governmental entity or has an affiliation.

Frequently asked questions

LLC Annual Report in North Dakota

It is very important to maintain full compliance in North Dakota. Filing these reports helps you protect your personal assets by maintaining limited liability and also to be in good standing with the state. Read our guides to learn how to start and manage a business in North Dakota.

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