Oregon Articles of Organization

Articles of organization form your Oregon LLC.

Preparing and filing your articles of organization is the first step in starting your limited liability company (LLC). Approval of this document secures your business name and creates the legal entity of the LLC. Only after this approval can you obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN), open a bank account, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.


Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of the members (owners) and managers
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Adds credibility

Fast Facts

Agency:Oregon Secretary of State - Corporations Division

Articles of Organization

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person/courier, fax, or online

Agency Fee:



~1 business day online or in-person/courier. ~1-2 business days by fax. ~7-10 business days by mail.


Oregon Revised Statutes - Chapter 63: Limited Liability Companies

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