How to Start an Oregon LLC

Oregon LLC Formation – Basics & Helpful Information

This article is meant to be a general overview of the Oregon LLC formation process; including information about how to start an Oregon LLC and other basic issues related to Oregon LLCs.

Oregon Filing Fees

To start a Oregon LLC, you must file Articles of Organization with the Oregon Secretary of State. The filing fee charged by the Oregon SOS to file the Articles of Organization for the LLC is $100 and you can now file the Articles of Organization online.

Oregon Filing Time

The fastest way to register your business is online. If you file online, your business request will be processed either the same or the next business day. If you send the forms to the Oregon Secretary of State’s office via courier or drop-off service, the forms will be processed the same or next day. If you mail your forms and payment, it will take up to one week to process.

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Oregon Annual Compliance Requirements

Oregon LLCs are required to file annual reports in order to “renew” the LLC each year. The Secretary of State must receive the annual report prior to the LLC’s anniversary date to avoid late fees. The cost for filing an Oregon LLC’s annual report is $100. You can now file the Oregon annual report online.

How to Form an LLC in Oregon

You can use this checklist to help guide you through the process of forming an Oregon LLC:

Step 1: Decide on a Business Name

Step 2: Register your LLC with the State

Step 3: Create and Sign the LLC's Governing Document

Step 4: Get an EIN

Step 5: Get Licenses and Permits

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