Secretary of State Response to COVID-19

​Many services are available online, or additional information available via email or by phone, until further notice.

Below, you’ll find information about services and contact points in each of our public-serving divisions of Oregon Secretary of State. We will continue to provide service to our customers, the public and partners during this time to the best of our ability. However, your patience is appreciated should you experience any service delays.

​The State Archives Reference Room is closed to the public. Requests for reference materials may be ordered online:


Email: reference.archives@sos.​

Phone: 503-373-0701 (option 1)

Accessing the online Digital Archives​


​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.



Phone: 503-986-2250

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 onl​ine systems to complete business, notary and UCC filings.

Frequently requested services >​

Contact for Business Filings, UCC, Notary

Email: corporation.division@sos.​
Phone: 503-986-2200

Customers for filing business or nonprofit documents, please use our online systems

Filing assistance is available by via email at

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​​​.


​The Elections Division’s required in-person services will be conducted by appointment only. Initiatives, referenda filings, and voter registrations will continue to be processed at the Elections Division headquarters in Salem. To schedule an appointment email or call using the below contact information.​


Email: elections.sos@sos.​

Access your voter information: register to vote, change or update your voter information​


​​​​​​​​The Executive Office is closed until further notice in response to the Delta variant surge of the COVID-19 virus. In-person appointments may be available for requests which cannot be fulfilled electronically. ​



Phone: 503-986-1523

​Media ​Inquiries:

Email: carla.l.axtman@sos.​​

Phone: 971-302-0056


Online applications and education​ are still available.

Notary Tips

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.