Oregon Business Entity & Corporation Search

Oregon State ShapeLooking for information on how to search for a business entity on the Oregon Secretary of State website? If yes then you have come to the right place.

So why is Business Entity Search important?

Business entity search can help to find information about various type of business structure like LLC, Corporporation, Partnership etc.

It can help:

  • To check the availability of a business name. Very important for those who are researching a business name for their business. As per state laws, only unique and distinguishable business names can be registered.
  • To research about a competing business
  • To file/download business documents

Who handles the business entity records in Oregon?

Business incorporation in Oregon is handled by Corporation division of the Secretary of State. The division is also responsible for record keeping of business records. The information is a matter of public record and is available online on the SOS website.

The database contains information about the business such as status, registered agent details, incorporation date etc.

Oregon Business Entity  Search

Follow the steps below to conduct the search. You can search for a business either by name or ID.

 Search by Name or ID

Step 1: Open Oregon business search webpage – Link.

Step 2: Enter either the business name or ID in the respective text box.

Step 3: In case you are searching by business name, choose the appropriate filter and click on the ‘Search‘ button.
Note: For ‘Search by ID’, filters are not required and one can directly search.

Step 4: On the next page, you can view the results.

In the case of ‘Search by ID‘, only one result will be displayed.

The following information is displayed on this page:

  • Entity Type
  • Entity Status
  • Registry Number
  • Name Status
  • Name

Step 5: Select the desired business name and click on the corresponding ‘Registry Number‘ or ‘Name‘ to view further information.

Step 6:  On the next page, you can view complete information about the business, such as:

  • Registry Nbr
  • Entity Type
  • Entity Status
  • Jurisdiction
  • Registry Date
  • Next Renewal Date
  • Renewal Due?
  • Principal Place Of Business
  • Registered Agent Information
  • Officers Information

Business Owners/filers can also renew the business online by paying a fee of $50.

 Contact Information
AddressA Service of the Oregon Secretary of State
Corporation Division
255 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR 97310
Phone(503)986-2200
Emailcorporation.division@state.or.us
Office Hours8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Monday – Friday (except for Official State Holidays)

Links & References

  1. https://sos.oregon.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx#corporation
  2. https://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/default.aspx

Last Updated on: 10/10/2018

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