BUSINESS REGISTRATION DIVISION P. O. BOX 29622 RALEIGH, NC 27626-0622
(Revised August, 2017) Form N-01
Instructions for Completing Articles of Incorporation
Item 1 Enter the complete and accurate corporate name for the nonprofit corporation. The name may include a corporate ending.
Item 2 Charitable or religious corporation" means any corporation that is exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986 or any successor section, or that it is organized exclusively for one or more of the purposes specified in
section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or any successor section and that upon dissolution shall distribute
its assets to a charitable or religious corporation, the United States, a state or an entity that is exempt under section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or any successor section. Place a checkmark in item 2 if the proposed
nonprofit corporation intends to seek exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Item 3 Enter the name of the initial registered agent. The registered agent must be either an individual who resides in North
Carolina; a domestic business corporation, nonprofit corporation, or limited liability company whose business office is
identical with the registered office; or a foreign corporation, nonprofit corporation or limited liability company authorized to
transact business in North Carolina whose business office is identical with the registered office.
Item 4 Enter the complete street address of the registered agent’s office located in North Carolina and the county in which it is
located. Enter the complete mailing address of the registered office only if mail is not delivered to the street address stated
in Item 5 or if you prefer to receive mail at a P. O. Box or Drawer.
Item 5 Enter the name and business address of each incorporator.
Item 6 Indicate by checking either (a) or (b) if the nonprofit entity will or will not have members.
Item 7 Attach the provisions for the nonprofit regarding the distribution of assets upon dissolution. Form N-14 has sample
provisions for your use as a guide.
Item 8 Other provisions may address the purpose of the corporation, the limitation of liability, etc. per statutes in Chapter 55 of the
North Carolina General Statutes.
Item 9 Enter the principal office telephone number and the complete street address of the principal office and the county in which it
is located. If mail is not delivered to the street address of the principal office or if you prefer to receive mail at a P.O. Box
or Drawer, enter the complete mailing address of the principal office.
Item 10 (Optional): This field is being provided in order to assist business entities in identifying its company officials and
complying with Federal banking regulations.
Item 11 (Optional): The Department offers a free voluntary notification system for which you may choose to participate. If you
would like to receive this free service, please provide a business e-mail address in the space provided. Your participation
will not result in your e-mail address being viewable on our website. Participation will help us to prevent identity theft in
the event an unauthorized person submits a fraudulent document for filing in the name of the business entity.
Item 12 The document will be effective on the date and at the time of filing, unless a delayed date or an effective time (on the day of
filing) is specified. If a delayed effective date is specified without a time, the document will be effective at 11:59:59 p.m.
on the day specified. If a delayed effective date is specified with a time, the document will be effective on the day and time
so specified. A delayed effective date may be specified up to and including the 90
day after the day of filing.
Date and Execution
Enter the date the document was executed.
In the blanks provided enter:
• The name of the entity executing the Articles of Incorporation; if an individual, leave blank.
• The signature of the incorporator or representative of the incorporating entity.
• The name of the incorporator or name and title of the above signed representative