North Dakota Business Licenses
General Guides & Resources
Get step-by-step guidance for forming and running a compliant organization in North Dakota
Licenses for Regulated Industries
Explore resources for firms in licensed professions like engineering and construction.
Learn what filings to submit to state agencies throughout an organization’s lifecycle.
Get all the information you need to register for state taxes or apply for tax exemption.
State Licensing Agencies
Access state agencies responsible for licensing and regulating North Dakota organizations.
General North Dakota Guides & Resources
These guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for starting a business or nonprofit, registering with state authorities, and establishing a compliant organization.
Fast easy instructions and affordable support for filing your North Dakota annual report.
Get your North Dakota business license. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.
Get your North Dakota construction licenses. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.
Licensing guide for energy industry registrations and licenses in North Dakota. Find detailed application, renewal, and reporting requirements.
If you are looking to obtain a finance license in North Dakota, Harbor Compliance can help.
Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions to form a limited liability company in North Dakota. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.
Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate in North Dakota. Do it yourself or purchase our incorporation service.
North Dakota Business Licensing Guides and Information.
Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in North Dakota today! Our affordable formation services are state-specific.
Total cost, time, and how to start a nonprofit in North Dakota. Instruction and services to assist with your non-profit formation.
Comprehensive solutions (and free resources) to help manage your fundraising, tax exemption, license renewals, and other nonprofit compliance activities in North Dakota, and across the US.
North Dakota Business Licenses for Regulated Industries
Our licensing guides provide a wealth of information including requirements, filing instructions, fees, timelines to licensure, and more for a range of industries and activities.
North Dakota Corporate Filings
These web pages provide detailed information on state filings required to form an entity, register a name, gain authority to operate, maintain good standing, and more.
- North Dakota Corporation LLC Nonprofit Amendment
- North Dakota Entity Name Reservation
- North Dakota Fictitious Name Registration & Renewal
- North Dakota Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation
- North Dakota Registered Agent Service
- Obtain North Dakota Certified Copies
- Reinstate North Dakota Corporation LLC Nonprofit
- Start a North Dakota 501(c)(3)
North Dakota Tax Filings
Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.
- North Dakota Employer (Payroll & Withholding Tax) Registration Service
- North Dakota Sales & Use Tax Registration Service
- North Dakota Sales Tax Exemption
- North Dakota Tax Clearance Certificate
- North Dakota Tax Exemption
North Dakota State Licensing Agencies
Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within North Dakota that a business should check for business license requirements.
- Job Service
- Attorney General - Gaming Division
- Attorney General Licensing Division
- Department of Financial Institutions
- Department of Labor and Human Rights
- Division of Air Quality - Asbestos Control Program
- Insurance Department
- Office of State Tax Commissioner
- Private Investigation and Security Board
- Real Estate Commission
- Secretary of State
- State Board of Accountancy
- State Board of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
- State Board of Pharmacy
- State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
- State Electrical Board
- State Plumbing Board
- Workforce Safety & Insurance
North Dakota Local Business Licences
Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within North Dakota that a business should check for local business license requirements.
County / Parish
- Adams County
- Barnes County
- Benson County
- Billings County
- Bottineau County
- Bowman County
- Burke County
- Burleigh County
- Cass County
- Cavalier County
- Dickey County
- Divide County
- Dunn County
- Eddy County
- Emmons County
- Foster County
- Golden Valley County
- Grand Forks County
- Grant County
- Griggs County
- Hettinger County
- Kidder County
- LaMoure County
- Logan County
- McHenry County
- McIntosh County
- McKenzie County
- McLean County
- Mercer County
- Morton County
- Mountrail County
- Nelson County
- Oliver County
- Pembina County
- Pierce County
- Ramsey County
- Ransom County
- Renville County
- Richland County
- Rolette County
- Sargent County
- Sheridan County
- Sioux County
- Slope County
- Stark County
- Steele County
- Stutsman County
- Towner County
- Traill County
- Walsh County
- Ward County
- Wells County
- Williams County
City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood
- Des Lacs
- Devils Lake
- Fort Totten
- Fort Yates
- Glen Ullin
- Golden Valley
- Grand Forks
- Grand Forks Air Force Base
- Minot Air Force Base
- New England
- New Rockford
- New Salem
- New Town
- Park River
- Powers Lake
- Saint John
- Saint Thomas
- South Heart
- Tower City
- Turtle Lake
- Valley City
- Watford City
- West Fargo
- Willow City