How to reinstate an Oregon Corporation

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Revival of Oregon Corporation with Oregon Secretary of State

How do I reinstate an Oregon Corporation?

To reinstate your Oregon corporation, you use the Business Registry Web Renewal page on the Secretary of State’s Website to generate and print the forms required to reinstate your business.  You enter your registry number on the form to see if you are eligible to reinstate.  You can find you registry number with a name search on the Secretary’s Website if you have lost it.  You must file new Oregon Articles of Incorporation if you had been administratively dissolved for more than five years.  You will also see if your business name is still available. If it is not, change the name in the corresponding article. When you complete the form, you print it out and mail it or deliver in person to the Secretary of State Corporation Division. Original signature is NOT required.

Before the five years is up you can start over with a new Oregon Articles of Incorporation if you want to save the price of the overdue annual reports; however, you will be registered as a new business and you will lose your business history.

How much will it cost to revive my Oregon Corporation?

The fee to revive your corporation in Oregon is $100, plus $100 for every annual report you missed.  That is the standard fee so there is no delinquent penalty or late fee.
If you would like a confirmation copy of your filing from the state, add $5.

How long does it take the state to process the filing?

Normal Processing by Mail: One week.
In Person Processing: One day when filing is delivered to the customer service desk.
Fax filing:  One week.  Include the Fax Cover Sheet with your credit card info.

What Oregon agency do you have to file these forms with?

Here are the links to reinstate your business and search your name availability.


How long does your Oregon Corporation have to be inactive with the state before you wouldn’t have any fees, and would just have to start over with a new Oregon Corporation?

When your company is inactive for five years, you must start over with new Oregon Articles of Incorporation, or you could just start over sooner than five years and not pay the back fees.  The drawback to that option is being registered as a new business, which could be unacceptable if you had an established business with a good reputation.

Can you change your Oregon registered agent at the same time on the Oregon reinstatement?

Yes.  When you generate your online form, your old registered agent will be listed and you can correct it electronically or print it out, white out the old agent and write in a new one and send it in.

Can you change your principal address at the same time on the Oregon reinstatement form?


Can you change your officers and/or directors at the same time on the Oregon corporation reinstatement form?


How many annual reports can you miss before you can’t revive your Oregon Corp?

You can miss up to five (5) annual reports before you can no longer revive your Oregon Corporation.  After five years you must file new Articles of Incorporation. 
You can skip the reinstatement process and save the back fees by filing new Oregon Articles of Incorporation if you don’t mind starting as a new business.

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If you need help filing an Oregon Corporation amendment, correcting your Oregon Corporation By-laws, preparing new Oregon Corporation by-laws if you don’t have one, obtaining Oregon Corporation stock certificates to show ownership shares of the Oregon Corporation, a change of sale of Oregon Corporation stock, a change of Oregon Corporation officers and directors, change of principal office of the Oregon Corporation, or change of Oregon registered agent, we can help you make these filings. As your registered agent, you’ll receive timely reminders of when your reports are due, state(s) you are registered in, an online account for immediate uploading of documents we received locally, and the security of having a professional Oregon registered agent monitoring your Oregon Corporation with the State.
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