Education about Oregon Certified Copies
What are Oregon 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
- 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
Public Service Building Suite 151, 255 Capitol St.NE
Salem, OR 97310
Name Search: https://egov.sos.state.or.us/br/pkg_web_name_srch_inq.login
Online Filing: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/cbrmanager/index.action#stay