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Incorporating a corporation in Oregon

If you want to incorporate a corporation, Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required corporate paperwork and obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your corporation, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Names of Oregon corporations must be distinguishable from name of any existing entity, reserved, registered or assumed business names. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Oregon's standards.

Permitted designations: corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:
  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.
Restricted designations: The use of the following words in corporation's name will require approval by the state:
  • Accounting
  • BanCard
  • Banc
  • Bancorp
  • Bank
  • BankCard
  • Banker
  • Banker's Syndicate
  • Bankers
  • Banking
  • Banks
  • Building and Loan
  • Capital
  • Commerce
  • Commerce Bank
  • Commerce and Capital
  • Commerce and Credit
  • Commercial Bank
  • Credit
  • Credit Financial
  • Credit Union
  • CreditFin
  • Finance
  • Financial
  • Funding
  • Interbank
  • Interbanking
  • Intercredit
  • Lending
  • Loan
  • Safe Deposit
  • Safe Deposits
  • Saving
  • Savings
  • Savings Bank
  • Trust
  • Trustee
  • Trustees
  • Trusts
Prohibited designations: 
  • Cooperative

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State.

Turnaround time: About 5-7 business days.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: At least one director is required.

Director qualifications: No provisions.

Appearance in articles: Director names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Oregon requires corporations to file an annual report on or before the anniversary date of the incorporation. The filing fee is $100.

Signatures: Only company officers are authorized to sign annual reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Permitted. One extension of 45 days is allowed.

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