Business Registry Certificates
Requesting a Certificate of Existence
The Certificate of Existence is ordered and received in minutes. Log into Oregon Business Registry
and select Certificate of Existence. The fee is $10, paid by credit card online.
Requesting Other Certificate Types
Complete a certificate request form for other certificates, or if your Certificate of Existence requires an Authentication/Apostille. These paper form requests, submitted by fax or mail, (not email), are processed in the order received, usually within 5-10 business days after receipt.
Use the following samples to guide you to the certificate you need.
Certificate of Existence
This certificate is used for any business entity registered with the Secretary of State that needs to show existence in the state of Oregon. This certificate is similar to the “Certificate of Good Standing” issued by other states. (Order online as explained above, unless an Authentication/Apostille for another country is required.)
Certificate of Merger
This certificate is used for proof of merger.
Certificate of Name Change
This certificate is used for proof of name change.
Certificate of No Record
This certificate is used to prove that a company has no active record in Oregon. It is often used when the Department of Motor Vehicles needs proof that a lienholder no longer exists.
Other Certificate Needs
We'll certify to a plain copy of the business registry filing that shows the information you need.
Complete and fax or mail a
copy request form to order a Certified Copy of the Document File or a specific document for $15.