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North Dakota Annual Report Service & Filing Instructions

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All North Dakota corporations, LLCs, nonprofits, and many partnerships (LPs, LLPs, LLLPs, and PLLPs) are required to file a North Dakota Annual Report each year. These reports must be submitted to the North Dakota Secretary of State. Below, you’ll find a set of instructions for filing the North Dakota Annual Report yourself. We include filing fees, due dates, required information, and frequently asked questions. Or, you can avoid the headache altogether and hire us to file your report for you!

Need to file in another state? Visit our State-by-State Annual Report Guide.

How to File Your North Dakota Annual Report

To file your North Dakota Annual Report, follow these steps:

  1. Find your filing due date and fees.
  2. Complete your report online or print a paper form.
  3. Submit your report to the North Dakota Secretary of State.


North Dakota Annual Report Due Dates and Fees

North Dakota Annual Report Fee Schedule

Business Type


Due Date

How to File



August 1

Online or Paper Form

Foreign Corporations


May 15

Online or Paper Form

LLCs – foreign and domestic


November 15

Online or Paper Form

Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations


March 31

Online or Paper Form

LPs, LLPs, LLLPs, and PLLPs


March 31

Online or Paper Form

Late Fees: North Dakota late fees vary by entity type. See the chart below for a quick breakdown.

Business Type TOTAL FEES (Penalty + Filing Fee)
Domestic corporation $45 if report is filed between August 2 and November 1.

$85 if report is filed anytime after November 1.

Foreign corporation $45 if report is filed between May 16 and August 15.

$85 if report is filed anytime after August 15.

Nonprofits $25 if report is filed between March 31 and May 1.

$30 if report is filed anytime after May 1.

LLCs $100 if filed after November 15.
LPs, LLPs, LLLPs, and PLLPs $45

Filing Your North Dakota Annual Report

Your North Dakota Annual Report can be filed online or by mail. Either way, you’ll need to visit FirstStop – The North Dakota Online Filing System.

  • On the state website, click “File annual report” under the heading “Business.”
  • You will be prompted to enter your business name.
  • Select your business from the search results.
  • A window will appear on the right side of your screen listing your business’s name, status, and initial filing date. Click the icon that says “File Annual Report.”
  • Then, confirm you have chosen the correct business and wish to file a report.
  • Enter your login information. If you don’t already have an account, you’ll need to create one by clicking “Register Now!”

Below, is a list of everything you’ll need to include, verify, and/or update on your North Dakota Annual Report:

  • Business name.
  • State or country you initially formed your business in.
  • Registered agent name and address.
  • Principal address.
  • Brief statement of purpose – LLCs, LPs, LLPs, LLLPs, and PLLPs only.
  • Director/officer, member/manager, or partner names and addresses.
  • Corporation stock information. Provide the total number of issued shares and classes, including any par value or series.
  • Signature and title of person filing the annual report.

When you reach the final review page, you will have the option of printing your report OR continuing with online filing. If you choose to file online, you must pay the filing fee with a credit or debit card. Mailed submissions must include a check or money order.

Never worry about late fees, potential penalties, or forgetting to file. Hire Northwest Registered Agent to file your North Dakota Annual Report for you!

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How Our North Dakota Annual Report Service Works

For $100 plus the state-mandated report fee, we’ll file your annual report. For most domestic corporations, that’s $125 total.

  • You can sign up for this service by itself or add it to an existing service inside your client account. Compliance service is also automatically added when you hire us to provide your registered agent service or form your North Dakota LLC, North Dakota corporation or North Dakota nonprofit.
  • Once you’re signed up for our business renewal service, you’ll pay nothing up front. We’ll send you a reminder 90 days before your filing due date and auto-charge your preferred payment method five days later.

Annual Report Service Benefits

At Northwest Registered Agent, we’re committed to protecting our clients’ privacy. North Dakota Annual Reports are public record, so we’ve designed our annual report service to protect our privacy. Here’s how:

  1. In order to preserve your privacy, we will list OUR contact information instead of yours on the report form.
  2. Only the minimum required information will be included.
  3. We will list our IP address – limiting the connection between your cell phone, personal computer, and work computers – this makes it harder for advertisers to follow you.
  4. We will list our bank and credit card information – not yours.

We believe everyone has the right to keep their information private. That’s why privacy is our guiding principle when we create every service and product.

North Dakota Annual Report FAQ

Do new businesses need to file initial reports in North Dakota?

Unless you’re starting a farm or ranch, North Dakota doesn’t require new businesses to file initial reports. Farms and ranches are formed under different statutes than regular LLCs or corporations. Farming or ranching LLCs or corporations file a free initial report together with their articles.

How long does it take to process a North Dakota Annual Report?

Online filings are processed immediately. Mailed filings will take 2-4 weeks.

Who can file a North Dakota Annual Report?

After starting a business in North Dakota, any authorized person may sign your North Dakota Annual Report. An authorized person is someone your business permits to act on its behalf. This could be someone within the business (such as a director or manager), or someone outside of the business that you hire to file your report. When you hire Northwest Registered Agent for business renewal service, we complete and file your North Dakota Annual Report.

Do North Dakota Annual Reports need original signatures?

Nope. You can file your North Dakota Annual Report with electronic signatures.

Where can I get more information about the State of North Dakota Annual Report filing?

North Dakota Secretary of State
600 E. Boulevard Avenue Dept. 108
Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
T: (701) 328-2900
Fax: (701) 328-2992


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