Business Entity Search in Oregon

This page provides the details on the process of performing an entity search of the Oregon Secretary of State’s database. Business owners will be able to check the availability of an entity name prior to formation with the Online Search option. Each entity planning to register in the Oregon state will be required to operate under a unique business name. The Secretary of State will have the final word as to whether or not the name can be used. Existing entities in the Oregon state can use this search option to get the access to their business details. The below tutorial will walk you through the steps involved in the business entity search.

HOW TO SEARCH FOR NAME AVAILABILITY

Step 1: Browse the Oregon Secretary of State Website and select the Business Name Availability option as follows, then submit Business Name into the search bar as below.

Step 2: If the entered business name is available, you will get the search results. However, if the name is currently used by another entity, you will receive a message displaying that the business name is already in use.

Search Results displaying the Business Name availability:

Search Results displaying the Business Name Non-Availability:

HOW TO SEARCH FOR BUSINESS DETAILS

Step 1: If you want to research the details of an entity in this website. then choose a search method from the options to narrow down the results. On the right hand side of the page you can select whether you would like to search for Active businesses, Inactive, or both Active and Inactive businesses. Continue by entering an entity name into the search bar.

Step 2:  The search results will be displayed on the following page. Click on either the registry number or the name of the entity itself to access all the business details pertaining to your search.

Step 3: Click on either the registry number or the name of the entity to access all the business details pertaining to your search. Here you will see the business entity data, registered agent’s name and address, as well a brief summary of the entity’s history.


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