Central Business Registry - eFiling FAQ's
What transactions can I file online through Central Business Registry?
Why isn't my New Business filed immediately?
How will I know if my filing contained any errors I need to correct?
How will I know when my Business has been filed?
When will my renewal be due?
What if I need to make changes not available online?
What are Cookies and why are they necessary?
Is your system always available?
Is it safe to pay for my new registration online?
What are the fees to file or renew a business?
Are there special requirements for filing banking names?
How do I print a free copy of my online filing?
New Assumed Business Name Registration
New Oregon Limited Liability Company
New Oregon Business Corporation
New Nonprofit Corporations (both Oregon and Foreign)
New Combined Employer Registration
Nonprofit Corporation Renewals
2. Why isn't my New Business filed immediately?
Your registration must be reviewed by Business Registry Staff before it is completed. This process should begin within one business day after you submit your filing. When your filing is submitted online, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you gave us when you registered with the Secretary of State. Please add: MyCbrRegistration@sos.state.or.us to your trusted email address list so you can receive our emails.
3. How will I know if my filing contained any errors I need to correct?
You will receive an email stating there are items that need to be corrected. We will also send a letter to the mailing address stating what needs to be corrected.
4. How will I know when my Business has been filed or removed?
You should receive an email stating your filing is completed.
You may keep checking your CBR Portal worklist at; https://secure.sos.state.or.us/ABNWeb/.
When the filing is completed, it will move from your business registration worklist to your "completed business registrations" list. If you click on the name of the business from this list, it will take you to the details for this business.
If the filing was a renewal that contained an error, an email will be sent to notify you there is an error and will provide a link to the record so you may make any corrections needed.
5. When will my renewal be due?
An Assumed Business Name renews every two years. All other Business entity types renew every year. Your renewal will be due on your anniversary date of filing. We send the renewals out automatically about 45 days in advance.
6. What if I need to make changes not available online?
Visit our forms page at: http://filinginoregon.com/forms_busreg/index.html
7. What are Cookies and why are they necessary?
8. Is your system always available?
In order to provide you with the most up-to-date information possible, some of our services may be unavailable between the hours of 11:15 PM and 3:00 AM Pacific Time. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience and ask that you check back with us at a later time.
9. Is it safe to pay for my new registration online?
Yes. At the State of Oregon we use the industry standard Secure Sockets Layer technology to encrypt your payment information. As a result, any payment information you enter online is protected, and will not be used by anyone other than the State of Oregon.
10. What are the fees to file or renew a business?
Go to our Fees page for the fees to file or renew a business.
11. Are there special requirements for filing banking names?
A business name may not contain a word or phrase that implies banking or related financial activity, without written authorization from the Division of Finance and Corporate Securities.
If the word or phrase is used in a manner that is clearly not describing a banking activity, it is not necessary to get written approval. Some examples of business names that do not need approval are:
COLDWELL BANKER REAL ESTATE
BANKS AUTO PARTS
TIM SPENCER TRUST MUSIC COMPANY
COMMERCIAL TRUST CLEANING
Contact (503) 378-4100 for more information.
12. How do I print a free copy of my online filing?
To review and print a free copy of your online filing go to Business Name Search.