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Info About Your Oregon Registered Agent

Let’s talk a little bit about why you need a registered agent in Oregon.

Define a registered agent?

A registered agent, otherwise called a statutory agent, is an entity located in Oregon who is responsible for receiving legal documents for your business. Your registered agent must be available and present during typical business hours.

Are there any restrictions or requirements I should know about my resident agent?

There are only a few requirements regarding who can be a registered agent here in Oregon. In particular, the person or entity acting as your registered agent needs to be located and available at a physical street address within Oregon during normal business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to accept all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., on your behalf. It is crucial that you appoint a solid company, such as when you’re choosing your Oregon registered agent.

What kind of benefits come from having a registered agent?

Businesses in Oregon benefit in numerous ways by selecting a registered agent. Obviously, choosing a statutory agent keeps your business in compliance with Oregon state code. Having as your registered agent, as soon as you get any service of process, legal notice, annual report notification or letter – we accept those in your place. Within minutes, we’re scanning your documents into your client account. You’ll get an instant notification of any documents we scan into your registered agent account. Additionally, we also keep an eye on your Oregon annual report due dates and send you reminders with how-to links so you can submit your report before it’s due with the State of Oregon.

Tell me the top 5 things I should be looking for when selecting a registered agent?

Solid Background: You want to appoint a registered agent who is competent at what they’re doing, who’s been acting as a registered agent for a few years and has a good track record.

Trustworthy: You need to be able to trust your registered agent. You should be able to trust that they will fulfill their duties and be available during typical business hours to accept legal documents and service of process.

Solid Reputation: Your Oregon registered agent must have a reputation for delivering service of process and legal paperwork in a timely and reliable manner. If they accept legal papers on your behalf and fail to deliver them to you, you could end up with a judgment against you in court without even knowing your company is party to a lawsuit.

Customer Service: Let’s say you need to clarify or have a question about some aspect of your business as it relates to the State. You don’t want to discuss it with someone reading off a script in a call center in some foreign country, you want to chat with a consumer service rep who actually knows a thing or two about commercial registered agent service in Oregon.

Additional Services: In addition to basic registered agent service (by accepting your legal paperwork), make sure your registered agent offers additional services like: Pre-populated documents for your state filings, email reminders for important filing dates and deadlines, tools that will keep your business in compliance with State law.