Oregon Business Registry (OBR) E-filing FAQ

What transactions can I file online through Oregon Business Registry?

New Assumed Business Name Registration
New Oregon Limited Liability Company 
Oregon and other states or countries
New Business Corporation
Oregon and other states or countries
New Oregon Nonprofit Corporation
New Combined Employer Registration
Corporation Division Renewals/Annual Reports
Combined Employer Business Contact Change

Why isn't my new business filed immediately?

Your registration must be reviewed by Oregon Corporation Division staff before it's completed. The process typically begins within one business day after you submit your filing. When your filing is submitted online, a confirmation email with an attached copy of the filing is sent to the email address you provided when you signed up with the Secretary of State. Please add DoNotReply@sos.state.or.us to your trusted email address list so you can receive our emails.

How will I know if my filing contained errors I need to correct?

You'll receive an email stating there are items that need to be corrected. The email contains a link for you to log in and correct the errors. Once the errors are corrected, you may resubmit the filing.

How will I know when my business has been filed or renewed?

When the new filing or renewal has been filed, an email will be sent to the email address you provided when you signed up using the Secretary of State Secure Access system. The email will have a stamp filed confirmation copy attached.

You may track the status of your filing by logging into Oregon Business Registry and clicking on "My Businesses."

When the filing is completed, a check mark will appear in front of the business name and the status is automatically updated to show it's complete. Clicking on the name of the business in this list will take you to the details for the business.

When is my renewal due?

An assumed business name renews every two years. All other business entity types renew annually. Your renewal will be due on the anniversary date of the original filing. We send out renewal notices automatically about 45 days prior to the due date.

What if I need to make changes that aren't available online?

Find Corporation Division forms at http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/business-registration-forms.aspx.

View Combined Employer forms at the Department of Revenue​.

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Yes. At the State of Oregon we use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt payment information. As a result, any payment information you enter online is protected and will not be used by anyone other than the State of Oregon.

What are the fees to file or renew a business with the Oregon Corporation Division?

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