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How to Reinstate a North Dakota LLC

To revive a North Dakota LLC, you’ll need to file your past-due annual report with the North Dakota Secretary of State. You’ll also have to fix the issues that led to your North Dakota LLC’s dissolution. Below, we provide a free, step-by-step guide to reinstating your North Dakota LLC.

Revive A North Dakota Limited Liability Company

The North Dakota Secretary of State has the power to involuntarily terminate your LLC if you fail to do any of the following:

  • file your annual report for six months
  • appoint or maintain a registered agent
  • pay filing fees

In order to get back into business again, you can apply for reinstatement. To revive or reinstate your North Dakota LLC, you’ll need to submit the following to the Secretary of State:

  • your most recent past-due annual report
  • all past due annual report fees
  • the $135 reinstatement fee

How do I file the delinquent North Dakota annual report?

You can file your past-due annual report to the North Dakota Secretary of State online or by mail. Either way, you’ll need to use FirstStop, North Dakota’s online filing system. From there, you can fill out your annual report and either submit it online or print it out and send it in the mail. Payment options depend on how you plan to file:

  • Mail: Check or money order (payable to “North Dakota Secretary of State”)
  • Online: Credit card

What’s the next step to reinstate my North Dakota LLC?

After you file your past-due annual report, you’ll have to pay the reinstatement fee. In North Dakota, the Secretary of State automatically becomes your registered agent once your LLC is terminated. So you’ll have to pay $10 to change your registered agent and an additional $135 reinstatement fee to finish the process.

How much will it cost to revive a North Dakota LLC?

It depends on how many annual reports you missed. The maximum number of annual reports you’re allowed to miss and still be permitted to reinstate is two, so at most, you’ll have to pay $200 in late annual report fees plus the $145 reinstatement fee.

How long does it take the state to process the North Dakota reinstatement?

It depends on how busy the North Dakota Secretary of State’s office is, but it can take anywhere from a few days to a month.

Can you change your North Dakota registered agent on the North Dakota reinstatement?

Yes. Once your LLC is terminated, the North Dakota Secretary of State automatically becomes your registered agent. That means that when you reinstate, you’ll have to appoint a North Dakota registered agent.

How long do you have to revive a North Dakota LLC?

You can revive a business in North Dakota within one year of involuntary termination. After that time, you can still reinstate, but you’ll have to obtain a court order from the Burleigh County Court.

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