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Updated on March 22, 2024

A North Dakota registered agent is a person or corporation responsible for forwarding any process, notice, or demand served on a corporation to that corporation.[1] The agent must live or operate in North Dakota. Every corporation must have an agent.

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Registered Agent Search

Step 1 – Visit the state’s Business Search page.

Step 2 – The database is searchable by entity name. Enter the business name associated with a registered agent. Click “Search.”

Step 3 – A list of entities will appear. Click on the appropriate one.

Step 4 – Information about the entity will appear on the right-hand side of the page. The popout window will also include the name and address of the registered agent representing the entity.

Who can be a Registered Agent?

An agent can be an individual residing in North Dakota or a domestic or foreign corporation registered with the Secretary of State. The agent must have a business office address, which will double as the corporation’s official address.[2]

Can I be a Registered Agent?

Yes, if you are a person or business in North Dakota.

The most common way a corporation selects a registered agent is to include the agent’s name and address in its formation document. In North Dakota, formation documents and business registration are only available online. Select the appropriate entity and click “File Online,” then click “Business Account” and complete the form to create an account.

Changing a Registered Agent

A corporation can change its registered agent by filing a Statement of Change with the Secretary of State.[3] This, too, can be done online through FirstStop. The fee to change a registered agent is $10.[4]  A change takes effect upon filing.

Resigning as a Registered Agent

A registered agent can resign by filing a Statement of Resignation with the Secretary of State. This can be done online through FirstStop. There is no fee for filing this statement. Written notice of the resignation must be sent to the corporation’s business address and must also indicate the filing date.[5]

A resignation takes effect 31 days after a statement is filed or when a new agent is appointed, whichever comes first.

Sources

  1. N.D.C.C., Century Code, § 10-01.1-14
  2. FAQs Applicable to Registered Agents
  3. N.D.C.C., Century Code, § 10-01.1-08
  4. Registered Agent Fees
  5. N.D.C.C., Century Code, § 10-01.1-11