The appointment and maintenance of an in-state registered agent is required

Bolstered by a thriving energy sector, North Dakota offers many opportunities for entrepreneurs. One of the fastest-growing states in the U.S. and with a business-friendly tax climate, North Dakota is an attractive state in which to start a business. However, doing business in North Dakota requires compliance with many federal, state, and local requirements.

The right registered agent is a partner in your success. A reliable professional registered agent gives you peace of mind that you won’t miss a critical filing and endanger your business’ good standing. Although it’s a requirement to appoint a Registered Agent, you have a choice over who to use. CT Corporation ensures proper handling of your documents, so your business runs free of surprises. CT Corporation has a team of attorneys and contacts with state legislatures that monitors and responds to changes in the law.

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Legislative updates

Senate Bill 2210, effective August 1, 2021, amends provisions regarding the conversion of farming and ranching corporations and LLCs and the initial annual reports of various business entities.


Senate Bill 2138, effective March 31, 2021, provides that unless otherwise provided by the articles or bylaws, a meeting of the members of a nonprofit corporation may be held solely by means of remote communications.


Senate Bill 2326, effective August 1, 2019, among other things, amends provisions regarding the returning of annual reports by mail, the filing of an amended registration by an LLP, the registration of professional LLPs with minority owners, and provides that corporations and LLCs may not obtain a state license or permit until after their articles are filed.


House Bill 1045, effective August 1, 2019, adds a provision to the North Dakota statutes relating to blockchain and amends the corporation law relating to, among other things, definitions, number of shareholders, annual reports, share certificates, shareholder voting lists, voting trusts, corporate records, dissolution, and, effective July 1, 2020 adding provisions to the LLC law authorizing series limited liability companies.


Case summaries

Effect of Reinstatement
Great Plains Royalty Corp. v. Earl Schwartz Co., 2019 ND 124, decided May 16, 2019. The North Dakota Supreme Court held the trial court erred in holding that a corporation that been involuntarily dissolved for failing to file an annual report and pay fees, but that since had been reinstated, lost its ability to claim title to property it owned. Upon reinstatement it regained title to properties it owned before it was dissolved.


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