Business Registry Certificates
Requesting a Certificate of Existence
Certificates of Existence can now be ordered and received in minutes. Log into Oregon Business Registry
and select Certificate of Existence. Ordering a certificate is easy. Fees for certificates are $10 each.
Requesting Other Certificate Types
Order other certificate types or if your certificate will be sent out of the country and needs an Apostille, complete a certificate request form (PDF). Requests for certificates sent using the paper form are processed in the order they are received. Current waiting times are on our homepage at sos.oregon.gov/business.
When requesting a certificate use the following guide to choose the certificate that fits your needs.
Certificate of Existence
This certificate is used for any entity type 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.
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 for Department of Motor Vehicle searches.
Other Certificate Needs
We'll certify to a plain copy of the filing that shows the information you're requesting.
Complete a copy request form (PDF) to order certified copies of the document file or individual filing.