Private Corporations

ORS 60.111
Registered office and registered agent


A corporation shall continuously maintain in this state a registered agent and registered office that may be, but need not be, the same as any of the corporation’s places of business. The registered office must be located at a physical street address where process may be personally served on the registered agent. The registered office may not be a commercial mail receiving agency, a mail forwarding business or a virtual office.


A registered agent must be:


An individual who resides in this state and whose business office is identical to the registered office;


A domestic corporation, domestic limited liability company, domestic professional corporation or domestic nonprofit corporation, the business office of which is identical to the registered office; or


A foreign corporation, foreign limited liability company, foreign professional corporation or foreign nonprofit corporation that is authorized to transact business in this state, the business office of which is identical to the registered office. [1987 c.52 §29; 2001 c.315 §24; 2013 c.158 §20; 2017 c.705 §12]
Chapter 60

Notes of Decisions

In General

Owner of corporate shares that does not meet definition for "shareholder" does not have statutorily created inspection rights. Yeoman v. Public Safety Center, Inc., 241 Or App 255, 250 P3d 411 (2011), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statutes (Ors Chapter 58)

This chapter as authorizing partnership of corporation and individual; validity of partnership between a private corporation and an individual when corporation charter so provides, (1972) Vol 36, p 94

Law Review Citations

Under Former Similar Statutes (Ors Chapter 57)

18 WLR 123 (1982)

In General

24 WLR 203, 257, 275 (1988); 30 WLR 407 (1994)


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