Oregon Secretary of State Business Search

Start using the Oregon Secretary of State business search functionality and the database of Oregon-based entities if you are seeking to register or partner with a business in the state.

The State of Oregon has compiled an official database of businesses within their boundaries and the contact information to facilitate partnerships.

The Oregon Secretary of State is a popularly elected constitutional office of the State of Oregon and compiles databases of information pertaining to Oregon-based corporate entities through the Business Services Division.

In addition to the Business Services Division, the Oregon Secretary of State’s office also maintains Administrative Services Division, Elections Division, and a Government Records Section.

The SOS database provided by the Oregon Secretary of State Business Services Division is tasked with compiling information on all of the businesses incorporated within the state of Oregon, so all entries are exhaustive and up-to-date. Users can search the database based upon a range of search criteria that are both specific and vague, and even obscure information such as the incorporating agent.

How to conduct an Oregon Secretary of State Business Search

Users can access the Oregon SOS corporation search for the following types of companies that are currently or were incorporated in the state of Oregon:

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• Corporations – 5%
• Cooperatives – 12%
• Limited Liability Companies – 15%
• Limited Partnerships – 24%
• Limited Companies – 15%
• Limited Liability Partnerships – 31%

Any business within Oregon that is registered with the Oregon Secretary of State Business Services division can be searched for based upon the following criteria:

• Entity Name
• Entity ID
• Officer, Agent or Incorporator Name
• Reservation by ID
• Date
• Month and Year

For example, if the user wants to search for a corporation based in Oregon by name, the user will be prompted to enter the company’s name in the “Entity Name” field on the Oregon Secretary of State business search page.

In addition, the user will be asked to provide (if available though not required*) the “Entity Type,” “Place of Formation,” “City of Principal Address,” and “Status.”

If this information is available it may help refine the search in the case of multiple results but this information is not necessary for conducting an initial inquiry or you can contact the department for more information:

Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division
255 Capitol St NE, Ste 151
Salem, OR 97310-1327
Phone: 1 (503) 986-2200

You should know that having such information may help them more accurately located the desired corporation or service.

If the business is located within Oregon, it is located within the official database. After clicking on the search button, the user will be provided with a list of results that most closely match the criteria entered in the preceding page.

Clicking on any entry in the search results will lead the user to a detailed information page that contains the relevant information for the business entity to which it is attached.

In the search, users can also search for Oregon-based entities by business identification number, agent, officer, or incorporation, if this information is known.

Our quick SOS Corporation Search provides users with relevant and actionable results to register or partner with a business in the State of Oregon.

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