Unincorporated Entity

An unincorporated nonprofit organization consists of two or more members joined by mutual consent to carry out a charitable, educational, religious, literary or scientific purpose of its members.

Fees - $25.00

Trade Name

A nonprofit organization that uses a name to identify itself in pursuit of its mission must file a Trade Name Registration with the Secretary of State.

The Trade Name Registration:

  • Affords exclusive right to that name in the State of North Dakota. No other organization or business may file a name with the Secretary of State that is the same as, or deceptively similar, to any registered name.
  • Establishes a public record from which the name of the corporation using the name can be identified.



Forms to submit filings and update information are now available on FirstStop, the Secretary of State’s new online filing system.