FirstStop Availability Status

August 26, 2019  NEW

Domestic Corporation Annual Report Late Fees

A late fee will not be charged if the annual report due August 1, 2019, is submitted on or before September 3, 2019, when using the ‘File Online’ option, or the postmark reflects a date on or before September 3, 2019, when using the ‘Print and Mail’ option.


August 26, 2019  NEW

Foreign Corporation Annual Report Late Fees

A late fee will not be charged if the annual report due May 15, 2019, is submitted on or before June 17, 2019, when using the ‘File Online’ option, or the postmark reflects a date on or before June 17, 2019, when using the ‘Print and Mail’ option.


May 22, 2019

14-Digit PIN Expiration Dates - Businesses

Expiration dates of 14-digit PINs that were mailed to businesses have been extended to September 3, 2019.  The expiration date provided in the letter can be disregarded.


May 3, 2019

Farms / Ranches Annual Report Late Fees

A late fee will not be charged if the annual report due April 15, 2019, is submitted on or before May 15, 2019, when using the ‘File Online’ option, or the postmark reflects a date on or before May 15, 2019, when using the ‘Print and Mail’ option.


May 3, 2019

Cooperative and Partnership Annual Report Late Fees

A late fee will not be charged if the annual report due April 1, 2019, is submitted on or before May 1, 2019, when using the ‘File Online’ option, or the postmark reflects a date on or before May 1, 2019, when using the ‘Print and Mail’ option.


March 11, 2019 

Contractor Renewal Deadline

The contractor renewal deadline has been extended to March 15, 2019.


March 3, 2019 

14-Digit PIN Expiration Dates

Expiration dates of 14-digit PINs that were mailed to businesses and contractors have been extended to June 1, 2019.  The expiration date provided in the letter can be disregarded.


February 17, 2019 

Forms Availability 

The availability of forms is transitioning to FirstStop.  When a form has been transitioned to FirstStop and you attempt to access the form using the previously available method, you will be provided a link to your filing options on FirstStop.

If you use a previously available form when an online form is available on FirstStop, it may result in the form being sent back for a correction if that form does not contain information required on the online form, thus delaying the processing of the document.   

FirstStop will be available in stages.  The status provided below is updated as of February 1, 2019.  

Contractors

  • PIN letters were sent out to most* contractors’ mailing addresses in mid-January.
    • A North Dakota Login is required to enter a PIN.  North Dakota Login FAQs provides assistance in this area. 
    • If you are a licensed contractor and did not receive a PIN letter, contact the Licensing Unit.  (701) 328-2900, menu item 4, option 1, or email sosadlic@nd.gov.
    • Access to FirstStop will allow you to renew your license and update information.

*  Contractors issued an initial license in 2019 will be sent PIN letters by mid-February.

Lobbyists

  • PIN letters will be sent out to registered lobbyists by mid-February.
    • A North Dakota Login is required to enter a PIN. North Dakota Login FAQs provides assistance in this area.
    • Access to FirstStop will allow you to register, add new entities, update information, and file expenditure reports online.
    • If you are a registered lobbyist and do not receive a PIN letter by the end of February, contact the Licensing Unit.  (701) 328-2900, menu item 4, option 3, or email sosadlic@nd.gov.

Businesses

  • PIN letters are being sent to businesses at their principal office mailing addresses, and to owners of trade names, trademarks, and reserved names, beginning on January 29 and continuing over the next couple of weeks.
    • A North Dakota Login is required to enter a PIN. North Dakota Login FAQs provides assistance in this area.
    • If you are a registered business, or own a trade name, trademark, or reserved name, and do not receive a PIN letter by the end of February, contact Business Services.  (701) 328-2900, menu item 2, or email sosbir@nd.gov.
    • Access to FirstStop will allow you to submit filings and update information online.
  • Annual report notices – In February, registered agents of cooperative associations and partnerships will be notified when online filing of those annual reports is available.  Paper forms will not be sent out.

Future Availability

  • Notaries public, charitable organizations, and more.