A North Dakota Registered Agent plays a crucial role in handling legal documents for your business – discover why having one is essential for your company's compliance and protection.
Before you can form a limited liability company (LLC) in North Dakota, you need to appoint an official point of contact so that your business can receive legal notices and state correspondence. That person (or company) is called a registered agent. We’ll tell you below what the registered agent is, their duties, and the requirements for being one.
A registered agent is an individual or company the LLC designates to receive important legal documents on behalf of the business. This position is needed because it ensures that the correct people within an LLC are notified in person in the event of time-sensitive events such as service of process for lawsuits.
By state law (ND Registered Agents Act 10-01.1.), every North Dakota LLC must submit a filing designating both a registered office (actual street address or rural route box number in the state) and registered agent. The filing must state:
Although it may seem like the simplest and cheapest option is to be your own registered agent, there are some very good reasons to instead use a registered agent service, such as:
You must list your registered agent when you complete the official paperwork with the state to form your LLC, so you need to decide who your registered agent or registered agent service is going to be before you begin that process. Always be sure to inform whomever you’re appointing and get their permission to serve in that role.
Disclaimer: The content on this page is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.
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