Secretary of State Registration and Business Licenses

State agencies must ensure that vendors have complied with the Secretary of State and Business License requirements stated in the solicitation.

Secretary of State Registration

Most businesses must be registered and in good standing with the Secretary of State. Secretary of State registration and reporting requirements vary by business type.  Sole Proprietors and General Partnerships doing business in their full personal names only are not required to register.

Visit the Secretary of State website, Vendor Registration, for registration requirements, forms, instructions, and fees. 

Bidder Registration

Ensure vendors are registered before entering into the contract. For questions, contact the State Procurement Office or 701.328.2683.

Business Licenses

Click here for a list of licenses, required of businesses in the state of North Dakota. The link includes information on who to contact, application fees, renewal dates and the legal reference.