How To Start A Handyman Business In North Dakota

Here are some steps on how to become a legal handyman business in the state of North Dakota.  You may want to start here: How To Start A Handyman Business.  You must do your own thorough research, as laws change regularly.  Here are some steps you may have to take (not necessarily in order) to start your handyman company, along with links to more information.
Getting started– The state of North Dakota has created a website to help you start your business:

-Select your business structure and register your handyman business name.

Find out more about business structures (Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc.) and registering a business name here:

If you need help selecting a name for your handyman business:  Choosing a Business Name and Handyman Business Name Ideas

-Register your handyman business.

Find out more about how register your handyman business with the state of North Dakota here:

-Open a Business Checking Account.

You will need to open a separate bank account for your business with your new business name.

-Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.

You may want to file your own taxes if you are a small company. As you grow, it will be easier to have an accountant do the work. More info about taxes here: and

 -Get Liability Insurance.

Find an insurance agent that offers liability insurance.  You may want to shop around, as prices and options can vary.

 -Register as a Contractor.

You may not need a contractors license unless the value of your job exceeds a certain amount.  Find out more here:

-Worker’s Compensation.

The insurance agency that provided your liability insurance should be able to help with this.

-Get Health Insurance.

Since you will be self-employed, you will need your own health insurance.  If you have employees, you will need a plan that will include their health needs also.

-City License.

You may be required to obtain a license to operate your handyman business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or to start a handyman business in North Dakota


Depending on the locale, you may need to apply for permits before commencing certain types of handyman-related jobs.

-Building Code and Inspections.

You must be aware of building codes for particular jobs, and may be subject to inspections.


Depending on how many employees you have, you may need to follow OSHA regulations.