North Dakota Business Entity & Corporation Search

North-Dakota-State-MapIn North Dakota, Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing the formation and regulation of business entities in the state. It also keeps a record of all the businesses registered along with the filed documents. Information about Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and trade names is available online on the SOS website. The information is available for free to the public.

Business search can be helpful in determining the availability of a business name. At the same time, one can also use it to find out information about any business.

One can search for a business entity in North Dakota either by Business name or by System ID. Below we have described step by step instructions on how to carry out the search.

 Search by Business Name

Step 1: To begin the search, navigate to the ‘Business Records Search‘ page on North Dakota Secretary of State website – Link (opens in new tab).

Step 2: Enter the entity name you are looking to search for in the text box.

Step 3: Select the desired search filter. 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 atleast 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 – Businesses which partially/fully match all 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 ‘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, click on the desired business entity.

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

 Search By System ID

Each registered business in South Dakota is assigned an 8 digit unique ID. Using the ID one 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 ‘Search‘ button.

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

 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: 05/10/2018

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