The Regulatory Jurisdiction Areas by License Type document will help you determine who will license your business. If you determine that a local agency will be licensing your business, please contact the local agency for guidance.
Make sure to get approval from your city, township, or county prior to investing in your business.
Here are some helpful links you may need before starting your business:
- Secretary of State Business Services
- New Business Registration
- Tax Information for New Businesses
- Sales and Special Taxes Guidelines
- Alcohol Tax Forms
- Office of Attorney General Licensing and Gaming
Prior to operating a food business in North Dakota, properly prepared plans and specifications must be submitted to the Division of Food and Lodging for review and approval. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 701.328.1291 to request the appropriate packet of information.
If the Division of Food & Lodging approves your plans, a plan approval letter will be sent to you. Be sure to obtain appropriate certifications from other applicable agencies prior to opening day for your business.
An inspector will conduct a pre-operational inspection and license your business.
The Annual License Fee Schedule will help you determine the annual license fees for your business.
Please contact the Division of Food and Lodging with any questions. Our phone number is 701-328-1291 and our email is email@example.com.