Oregon Certified Copies

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What are certified copies?

Oregon certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Oregon Secretary of State - Corporations Division. Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.

The Oregon Secretary of State - Corporations Division issues certified copies with an endorsement, stamp, or certificate. Certified copies are sometimes required to secure a bank loan, apply for a certificate of authority, and obtain business licenses.

What documents can be certified?

You can typically have most corporate filings certified, including:

  • Articles of formation
  • Articles of amendment
  • Certificate of authority
  • Mergers
  • Annual filings, such as annual reports
  • Fictitious name or DBA registration
  • Dissolution and withdrawals

Where can I obtain Oregon certified copies?

Only the Oregon Secretary of State - Corporations Division can issue Oregon certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.

Oregon Secretary of State - Corporations Division

Physical Address:
Public Service Building Suite 151, 255 Capitol St.NE
Salem, OR 97310

Phone: 503-986-2200

Website: http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/default.aspx
Name Search: http://egov.sos.state.or.us/br/pkg_web_name_srch_inq.login
Forms: http://sos.oregon.gov/business/Pages/business-registration-forms.aspx
Online Filing: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/cbrmanager/index.action#stay
Email: corporation.division@state.or.us
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