A registered agent is a business or individual who serves as a company’s representative. They are typically tasked with accepting documents on the LLC’s behalf, including official government correspondence. This can include service of process notices, tax information, communication from the Secretary of State, and notices of lawsuits. Registered agents act as a middle-man, as it is their job to see that members of the LLC receive these documents.
Oregon Requirements For Individual Registered Agents
Oregon’s Secretary of State provides a detailed breakdown of the requirements for registered agents in their state. Below are the requirements for individuals serving as a registered agent in the state.
- The individual must reside in Oregon
- The individual is willing to have their business office serve as the registered office for the company they are representing
- The individual must provide a physical street address in Oregon and be at that address during regular business hours
- The individual must be at least 18 years old
- A business may have their attorney or accountant serve as their agent
Oregon Requirements For A Company Serving As A Registered Agent
An Oregon business may also choose to have a third-party company serve as their registered agent, so long as they too meet a few requirements.
- The business must be authorized to transact business in the state
- The company has a physical location in Oregon
- Their business office is identical to the parent company’s registered office
DoMyLLC Can Serve As Your Registered Agent
It’s critical that new business owners find a registered agent upon who they can trust and rely. At DoMyLLC, we offer registered agent services to those looking to file as an LLC or corporation in the state of Oregon. When hiring us to serve as a registered agent, business owners can rest assured that they are receiving reliable, professional services, including:
- A physical address in the state of Oregon, meeting requirements set forth by the Secretary of State’s Office.
- An office available during business hours from Monday through Friday. We can accept all legal correspondence for a company.
- A secure online account where business owners can manage your documents.
- An innovative management system design making it easier than ever for business owners to handle all legal correspondence, even if they’re not in the state.
- A compliance reminder system that informs business owners when annual report filings are due, ensuring they never miss a deadline.
- A compliance calendar, which is an easy-to-view method that allows owner to track when annual reports are due.
- A vast document library that includes both state and internal paperwork for Corporations and LLCs
- Links to state and government agencies
- Unlimited document storage
If businesses in Oregon miss important deadlines, such as annual report filings, they could be subject to harsh penalties. When hiring DoMyLLC as a registered agent, business owners can trust that their information will be uploaded to the online management system immediately upon delivery and that they will never miss an important deadline. DoMyLLC allows business owners to focus on running their business instead of having to burden themselves with compliance paperwork.
How To Change Your Oregon Registered Agent
If you are a business owner in the state of Oregon who is not satisfied with the registered agent currently representing your company, it’s possible that you can make a change.
- Hire a New Agent – Before taking steps to replace their old agent, Oregon business owners should ensure they have a new agent in place. Because the point of changing registered agents is to make an upgrade, business owners should be diligent during their search.
- File the Required Change of Agent Paperwork with the Oregon Secretary of State – The Secretary of State allows Oregon businesses to update their registered agent information when filing their annual report. However, if owners change their registered agent, the state needs to be made aware immediately. If the registered agent change occurs before it is time to submit the next Annual Report, owners should instead submit an Information Change form to the state. The Information Change form merely serves as an amendment to the Annual Report. Failure to update the state of any registered agent changes could put the business at risk of administrative dissolution.
- Pay the Filing Fee – Oregon business owners are fortunate in that they do not have to pay a filing fee when changing registered agents. However, this does not mean that businesses should change registered agents frequently. Instead, they should take time to find an agent who they can trust.
State Filing Fees
Just because Oregon business owners do not have to pay a fee when changing their resident agent does not mean they won’t ever have to pay a fee to the Secretary of State Department. Below is a breakdown of the filing fee structure for Oregon business owners.
|Entity Type||State Fee Registered Agent Change|
|Domestic Oregon Corporation||$0|
|Domestic Oregon Limited Liability Company||$0|
|Domestic Oregon Non-Profit Corporations||$0|
|Domestic & Foreign Partnerships (LP, LLP, LLLP)||$0|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporations||$0|
|Foreign Limited Liability Companies||$0|
|Corporation Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic Oregon Corporation||$100|
|Domestic Oregon Non-Profit Corporation||$50|
|Foreign Corporation Qualification||$275|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporation Qualification||$50|
|LLC Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic Oregon Limited Liability Company||$100|
|Domestic Oregon Partnerships||$75|
|Foreign Limited Liability Company Qualification||$275|
|Foreign Partnership Qualification||$275|