Public RecordsPublic Disclosure
All information collected at this site becomes a public record unless an exemption in law exists. ORS Chapter 192 contains the Oregon Public Records Law.
In the State of Oregon, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs including the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws provide exceptions. We may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a governmental office.Public Record Alternatives
All new business registry filings require a physical street address for legal service. For business entity owners (corporations, LLCs, etc.) that may be apprehensive about listing their personal address, there are alternatives. You may consider one of the following:
- An Attorney
- Registered Agent
- Service Company
Personal Information and Nondisclosure
"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that individual, such as an individual's name, address and telephone number. Such personal information may be exempt from disclosure if disclosure would constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy under the circumstances. Most information collected by state government is assumed to be open to the public unless specifically exempted.