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ND Securities Department
600 East Boulevard Avenue
State Capitol, 5th Floor
Bismarck, ND 58505-0510
Phone: (701)-328-2910
Toll Free: (800)-297-5124
Fax: (701)-328-2946
Grafton Office
701 W 6th Street, #312
Grafton, ND 58237
Phone: 701-352-4592

Franchise Registration

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Information needed for Notice of Exemption filing, renewal, and amendment.

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Search ND Franchises and request a FDD using ODIN (Online Dakota Information Network)

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Information needed for Franchise Registration, renewal and amendment.

North Dakota is one of 15 states that require a “registration” of franchise offerings.  Before you offer or sell a franchise in North Dakota or to any North Dakota resident you must first register your franchise offering with the Securities Department.  All franchise filings must be prepared under the North Dakota Century Code (NDCC) North Dakota Franchise Investment Law (NDFIL) 51-19.

As of July 1, 2008 registrations states will only accept the North American Securities Administrators Association, Inc. (NASAA) adopted Amended Franchise Rule of the Federal Trade Commission, 16, C.F.R. Part 436. The states may impose additional requirements under state law consistent with the rule.

Related Items

Century Code

Orders of the Securities Commissioner

Internet Order

Entered April 17, 1996

Rules & Laws

Administrative Rules

Title 73 of the North Dakota Administrative Code contains the rules adopted by the Securities Commissioner to assist in the interpretation and implementation of the Securities Act, Franchise Investment Law, and Pre-need Funeral Services Act.

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