North Dakota Sample Articles of Incorporation
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SAMPLE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION of [NAME OF CORPORATION]
I, the undersigned Incorporator, being a natural person of full age, for the purpose
of forming a corporation under and pursuant to the provisions of the laws of the
State of California, do hereby adopt the following Articles of Incorporation:
Name of Corporation: ______________________
either [ARTICLE II-A]
Name of commercial registered agent in North Dakota: ______________________
or [ARTICLE II-B]
Name of noncommercial registered agent in North Dakota: ______________________
The corporation shall be effective: "When filed with the Secretary of State" or
"Later on [month/day/year]"
Purposes for which the corporation is organized are general business purposes, OR
[specific purpose]: ______________________
Aggregate number of shares the corporation has authority to issue: _______
Par value per share authorized by corporation: _______
If shares are divided into classes, they are classified as follows:
Par Value per share: _______
Other provisions elected for inclusion: ______________________
"The above named incorporators, have read the foregoing Articles of Incorporation,
know the contents, and believe the statements made therein to be true. I further
authorize the Secretary of State to correct Articles 2A or 2B if not correctly reflected."
Name of person to contact about this document: ______________________
Notes on Filing North Dakota Articles of Incorporation
The filing fee, payable to the Secretary of State in Bismarck, is $100.
If the corporation intends to be a Farm Corporation (see
North Dakota Corporations), it must submit the Initial Report for Farming
or Ranching along with the Articles of Incorporation and filing fee.
The name selected for the corporation must be available for use in North Dakota;
it cannot be the same as or confusingly similar to a name already on file with the
state's offices in Bismarck.
There are certain restricted terms, such as "trust" or "bank," that are restricted
in the state; these types of corporations require written approval from the North
Dakota Department of Financial Institutions, also located in Bismarck.
The registered agent's address, if a noncommercial (individual) agent, must be a
physical address within North Dakota; a PO box or mail center address cannot be
As always, legal and tax advice is strongly recommended.
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