North Dakota Business Entity & Corporation Search

North-Dakota-State-MapLooking for information on how to search for a business entity in North Dakota? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place.

We’ve put together this guide to help you conduct business entity search successfully on the SOS website.

Let’s start:

In North Dakota, Secretary of State oversees business incorporation and is responsible for the regulation of business entities in the state. It is also tasked with maintaining records of all registered business entities.

The SOS stores information on Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and trade names. And these records are available on the SOS website. As business records are a matter of public information, it can be accessed for free.

Business search can help check business name availability, file relevant documents and it can also be used research about any business.

North Dakota Secretary of State Business Entity Search

Business entity information can be searched either by Business name or by System ID. Below we’ve provided step-by-step instructions on how to carry out the search.


By Business Name

Step 1: To begin the search, open ‘Business Records Search‘ on North Dakota SOS website – Link (opens in new tab).

Step 2: Enter the name of the business you’re searching for in the text box.

Step 3: Select the desired search filter to narrow the search query. Following filters are available:

  • with all of the words – will only show the list of business names which contain all of the entered words
  • with at least one of the words – will show business names with at least one of the searched keyword present
  • Entity Name starts with – list of business names starting with the entered phrase
  • partial match with all of the words – business names which partially/fully match the entered search terms
  • partial match with at least one of the words – will show business names which partially/fully match any of the entered terms.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Search‘ button.

Step 5: On the next page, you can view the list of businesses that matched the search criteria.

The following information is available for each business shown on the result page:

  • System ID
  • Entity Name
  • Type – Status
  • Available Report Form to File

Step 6: From the available information, select the desired business.

Step 7: On the next page, you can view complete information about the business.

The following information is available:

Trade NameBusiness Entity Name
System IDBusiness ID
StatusLLC/Contractor/Trade Name – Active/Inactive
PhonePhone Number
Last Renewal DateRenewal Date of the Business
Original File DateDate of filing of the business
Nature of BusinessShort description of the business
OwnersBusiness Owner Name and Address


By System ID

Each registered business in South Dakota is assigned an 8 digit unique ID. Using the ID, you can directly find out the business information.

Step 1: Open North Dakota Business Entity search page – Link.

Step 2: Enter the System ID in the appropriate text field.

Step 3: Click on the ‘Search‘ button.

On the next page, you can view the business information.


Secretary of State Contact Details:
AddressPhysical Address
North Dakota Secretary of State
600 E Boulevard Avenue Dept 108,
Bismarck, ND 58505-0500 (Directions)
Contact Number
  • Business Entity-(701) 328-4284
  • Fax – (518) 473-1654
Emailcorporations@dos.ny.gov
Office Hours9 AM – 5 PM (Mon to Fri) Sat/Sun – Closed

Links & References

  1. http://www.sos.sc.gov/Business_Filings_-_General_Information
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State_of_South Carolina

Last Updated on: 02/05/2019

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