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The Oregon Articles of Organization are the LLC forms that must be completed and filed with the state in order to incorporate an LLC.

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It is simple to file the Oregon Articles of Organization!

We’ll walk you through the Oregon LLC Articles of Organization filing process in three simple stages.

Get Forms for Your Articles of Organization

Complete the Articles of Organization.

Keep the Articles of Organization on file.

Step 1: Obtain your Articles of Organization.

You may either download and mail your Oregon Articles of Organization or establish an account and submit them online.

Step two: Complete the Articles of Organization

We will assist you with completing the Oregon Articles of Organization form in this phase.

To complete each step, you will need to know the following information:

Name and address of the entity

LLC Timeline

Name of the Registered Agent and the Address of the Registered Office

Type of Governing Authority

Business Objective


Name and address of the entity

A unique and clever company name is crucial, but it is not as necessary as a legally valid name.

When selecting a name for your company, you must ensure that the name:

fulfils Oregon’s naming standards

is not currently in use by another Oregon firm

The Oregon Naming Guidelines should be followed:

The word “limited liability corporation” or one of its acronyms must be in your name (LLC or L.L.C.).

The following words are not permitted in your name: cooperative, corporation, corp., incorporated, Inc., limited partnership, L.P., LP, Ltd., limited liability partnership, L.L.P., and LLP.

The following special characters may appear in your name: backslash (/); left brace (); right brace (); caret (); dollar sign ($); “equal to” sign (=); “greater than” sign (>); “less than” sign (); number sign (#); percentage sign (percent); plus sign (+); tilde (); and underscore ( ).

Your name may include the following punctuation marks: colon (:); comma (,); dash or hyphen (-); exclamation point (! ); left parenthesis ((); right parenthesis ()); period (. ); question mark (? ); single quote mark (“); double quotation marks (” “); semicolon (;); and slash (/).

Without permission, your company’s name cannot indicate that it is a governmental agency or one of its political subdivisions.

Certain prohibited terms (e.g., bank, attorney, university) may need extra documentation and the participation of a licenced professional in certain jurisdictions.

Your name must be distinct from any other current company in the state. This covers reserved names in Oregon.

Examine Name Availability:

Is your name accessible in the state of Oregon? Do a name search on the Oregon Secretary of State’s website to ensure that the name you choose isn’t already used.

Obtain a Domain Name:

We suggest that you check to see whether your company’s name is accessible as a web domain. Even if you do not intend to create a company website today, you may wish to purchase the URL to avoid others from gaining it LLC. Duration

Indicate whether the term of your LLC will be everlasting or list the date of dissolution.

Registered Office and Registered Agent

A registered agent receives and transmits legal paperwork on behalf of your LLC. When you form your Oregon LLC, you must provide your registered agent and registered office address.

Your registered agent may be anybody over the age of 18 who resides in Oregon. During normal business hours, your registered agent must always be present at the registered office. Your registered office address cannot be only a P.O. box.

Governing Bodies

You must pick whether your LLC will be member-managed or manager-managed. For additional information, see our article on determining the optimal structure for your LLC, Management by Members or Managers.


If you are providing a licenced professional service, you merely need to define your company objective in Oregon.

Remember that a business goal including licencing, tax-exemption, or tax-deductible status needs explicit wording from the IRS or a professional licence

Step three: Keep the Articles of Organization on file.

You must submit the Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State to register your LLC.

You may submit your Articles of Organization in two ways:

Fill out the form online.

Send a hard copy through mail.
Following the Official Formation of Your Oregon LLC

After filing your Articles of Organization, you should do the following:

Make a Business Agreement

Obtain an EIN

Establish a Business Bank Account

Purchase Licenses and Permits

Make a Business Agreement

An Oregon LLC operating agreement is a legal document that details your LLC’s ownership structure and member functions.

Although an Operating Agreement is not necessary in Oregon to incorporate an LLC, it is a good idea to have one. You may begin working on your operating agreement before, during, or after filing your Articles of Organization.

Your operating agreement will be held in the private business records of your LLC; you will not submit it with the state.

Obtain an EIN

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is your LLC’s equivalent of a social security number. If you want to recruit staff or create company bank accounts, you’ll need an EIN.

You may get your EIN for free by using the IRS website, fax, or mail. Read our What is an EIN article to discover more about EINs and how they might benefit your LLC.

Establish a Business Bank Account

It is critical to use specific business banking and credit accounts to safeguard your company’s corporate veil. When you combine your personal and company accounts, your personal assets (house, vehicle, and other possessions) are at danger if your LLC is sued.

Purchase Licenses and Permits

When forming an LLC, you should consider if your company requires any licences or permissions to operate legally. There are a few commercial operations that need licences or permissions on the federal level.

Learn how to secure the licences and permissions required for your company, or hire an expert to handle it for you:

Federal: For federal business licences and permits, see the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

State: Visit Oregon’s Business Information Center to apply for or learn more about licences, permits, and registration.

Local: Inquire with your county clerk regarding local licences and permissions.