Secretary of State Response to COVID-19
Sept. 17, 2020: The Records Center is currently closed due to hazardous air.
All in-person services normally offered by Secretary of State are suspended
until further notice.
The vast majority of public needs can be addressed online, by phone, or email. Statutorily required in-person services will be available by appointment only.
Below, you’ll find information about specific services and contact points within each of our public facing divisions of Oregon Secretary of State. We will continue to provide service to our customers and partners during this time to the best of our ability. However, your patience is appreciated in the event that you experience any service delays.
The Audits Division is closed to the public. Audit staff continue work on audits in progress as planned and are available to assist with the State’s COVID-19 response.
Accessing Audits online
New filings, renewals and reinstatements can still be filed online.
New Filings: Assumed Business Names, Business Corporations, Nonprofit Corporations and Limited Liability Companies.
Renewals: All business types can file renewals online. Some may only allow for address updates.
Reinstatements: Business Corporations and Limited Liability Companies.
The Corporation Division is closed to the public. Please use our online systems to complete business, notary and UCC filings.
Contact for Business Filings, UCC, Notary
Customers for filing business or nonprofit documents, please use our online systems
Filing assistance is available by via email at
Corporation.Division@oregon.gov or by calling 503-986-2200.
Customers needing an apostille on a document should submit documents by mail.
More information about apostilles is available on our website,
or by emailing
For other services such as notary commissioning, registered trademarks, UCC filings, requesting records or certified copies, and other services, please visit our website
or call 503-986-2200.
The Executive Division is closed to the public. General inquiries can be directed to the contact information below. Media and legislative inquiries can be directed to Andrea Chiapella at the contact information below.
Media and Legislative Inquiries:
Online applications and education are still available.
Following are best practices to employ when you are performing a notarization. We are working to develop additional options and will issue guidance when possible.
- Have hand sanitizer with you at all times.
- Wash your hands after notarizing.
- Don’t reuse pens that are being used for signing.
- Laminate two pieces of paper to use in your journal so that the only exposed are is the section that needs to be signed. Clean the laminated paper after each use.
- Notarize with a plastic or glass shield between you and the customer.
- Always keep safety first.
Contact the Office of Small Business Assistance if you have zero to 100 employees and are looking for resources and connections for your small business.
Use the "Need Help" button you’ll find on many state agency websites.