Business Registry Certificates

When requesting a certificate use the following guide to choose the certificate that fits your needs.

Complete a certificate request form (PDF) to order the document.

Certificate Types

Sample image of certificate of existenceCertificate of Existence
This certificate is used for any entity type registered with the Secretary of State that needs to show existence in the state of Oregon.



Sample certificate of merger.Certificate of Merger
This certificate is used for proof of merger.




Sample certificate for name changeCertificate of Name Change
This certificate is used for proof of name change.




Sample certificate of no recordCertificate of No Record
This certificate is used for Department of Motor Vehicle searches.

Other Certificate Needs

We'll certify to a plain copy ​of the filing that shows the information you're requesting.

Complete a copy request form​ (PDF) to order certified copies of the document file or individual filing.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​Requests for certificates are processed in the order they are received and within 3 business days.