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North Dakota Certificate of Good Standing

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HOW TO GET A CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING FROM THE NORTH DAKOTA SECRETARY OF STATE

A certificate of good standing in the State of North Dakota is also called a Certificate of Fact. You can order by fax, mail, email, phone or in person, but we recommend faxing. Normal processing takes up to 2 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs approximately $20, depending on the type of business entity. Expedited service is not available, however in person orders are processed while you wait.

You can order

By Phone:
Called in requests are accepted and they can give you a specific time frame for processing. You will want to have the business name and credit card handy when making your call.

By Mail:
You will want to provide the business name, payment, return address information, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions.

By Fax:
You will want to provide the business name, specific request, credit card information, return address information and a daytime phone number for any questions on a normal fax cover sheet.

By Email:
You will want to provide the business name, specific request, credit card information, return address information and a daytime phone number for any questions in your email.

In Person:
Requested documents can usually be provided while you wait at no additional charge. You will want to have your payment handy.

How much does a North Dakota Certificate of Good Standing cost?

To register as a North Dakota Corporation.

The fees for a North Dakota certificate of good standing are as follows:

$10 plus $5 for search of records for normal processing (Sole Proprietorships & General Partnerships only).
$15 plus $5 for search of records for normal processing (LP, LLP, LLLP, PLLP, LLC, PLLC and Corporations).
$20 plus $5 for search of records for normal processing (Cooperative Associations only)

Is expedited processing available?

No. However, in person orders are processed while you wait at no additional charge.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Make check or money order payable to: Secretary of State.

How long does it take to get a Certificate of Good Standing?

Normal processing: 1-2 business days, plus additional time for mailing.
Counter Service: while you wait.

How will the Certificate of Good Standing come back after I order from the North Dakota Secretary of State?

It will be mailed by regular mail, unless you request otherwise and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS/Fed Ex account number. Return service by fax or email is also available upon request.

Contact Info:

North Dakota Secretary of State
Business Division
600 E. Boulevard Ave. Dept. 108
Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
Phone: (701)328-4284 or (800)352-0867 ext. 8-4284
Fax: (701)328-2992
Email: sosbir@nd.gov

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