Oregon LLC Requirements

Each state has different requirements for forming a limited liability company (LLC). Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand the state requirements for LLC formation.

Cost to form an Oregon LLC

At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Oregon state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:

  • BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
  • State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in Oregon with standard turn-around.
  • Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
  • Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Organization.

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LLC Name

The name of a LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." The name must be distinguishable from the name of any LLC, reserved name, registered name or assumed business name. The name must be comprised of the English letters "a" through "z." The name shall not contain the word "Cooperative" or include words in parentheses. The word "Association" cannot be used in an LLC name. If a company uses the words "Bank," "Banc" or "Bancorp," the company must be a bank and approval of the name is needed from the Department of Banking.

Member/Manager information

The following are Oregon’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:

  • Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
  • Residence requirements. Oregon does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
  • Age requirements. Oregon does not have age requirements.
  • Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. Member/Manager names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.

Requirements for the Articles of Organization

The document required to form an LLC in Oregon is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Oregon's requirements include:

  • Registered agent. LLCs must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Oregon. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Oregon Registered Agent Service

Professional services businesses

Oregon does not allow professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional limited liability company (PLLC).

After forming a limited liability company (LLC) , you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability an LLC provides its owner(s). This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Oregon LLCs.

LLC taxes and fees

The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Oregon LLCs:

  • Annual report. Oregon requires LLCs to file an annual report on or before the anniversary date of the incorporation. The filing fee is $50.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Oregon LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of Oregon .
  • Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for LLC will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
  • State tax identification number. Oregon does not require a state tax identification number.

Business licenses

Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. The BizFilings Business License Application Package can help you stay on top of these requirements.

Additional Oregon information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Oregon:

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