Laws and Rules

For your convenience, we have created this list of the Oregon laws and rules that we administer at the Corporation Division. The Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are maintained by the Administration Division of the Oregon Legislature. The Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) are maintained by the Archives Division of the Secretary of State .  

Corporation Division

Duties of Secretary of State  ORS Chapter 56  

Oregon Administrative Rules

Procedural Rules   OAR 160.001
Fees and Refunds   OAR 160.005 

Business Registration Laws (Oregon Revised Statutes)

Assumed Business Names   ORS Chapter 648
Professional Corporations   ORS Chapter 58
Business Corporations   ORS Chapter 60
Cooperative Corporations   ORS Chapter 62
Nonprofit Corporations   ORS Chapter 65
Limited Partnerships   ORS Chapter 70
Business Trusts   ORS Chapter 128
District Improvements   ORS Chapter 554
Trade and Service Marks   ORS Chapter 647  

Oregon Administrative Rules

Notary Public L​aws (Oregon Revised Statutes)

Notary Public Laws   ORS Chapter 194 
House Bill 2834 (PDF), Oregon Laws 2013​ 

Oregon Administrative Rul​es

UCC Laws (Oregon Revised Statutes)

UCC Financing Statements   ORS Chapter 79
EFS (Effective Financing Statement)   ORS Chapter 80
Agricultural and IRS Liens   ORS Chapter 87
Employment Warrants   ORS Chapter 657.394 and 657.542
Revenue Warrants   ORS Chapter 305.182
Hazardous Waste Liens   ORS Chapter 466.205 and 466.835 

Oregon Administrative Rul​es

UCC Financing Statements   OAR 160.040
EFS and Statutory Liens   OAR 160.050  

Additional Laws of Interest

This section of the Oregon Laws and Rules is provided for your convenience. The Corporation Division does not administer these chapters of Oregon law, and is not able to answer questions that may relate to them.  

Bank Deposits and Collections   ORS Chapter 74
Food Security Act - The federal legislation covering the Central Farm Products Filing program.
Funds Transfers   ORS Chapter 74A
General Provisions for Uniform Commercial Code   ORS Chapter 71
Investment Securities   ORS Chapter 78
Leases   ORS Chapter 72A
Letters of Credit   ORS Chapter 75
Negotiable Instruments   ORS Chapter 73
Public and Private Records; Public Reports and Meetings   ORS Chapter 192
Sales   ORS Chapter 72
Uniform Partnership Law   ORS Chapter 68
Unlawful Trade Practices   ORS Chapter 646
Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading and Other Documents of Title  ORS Chapter 77​​
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