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Oregon LLC Annual Report
Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Oregon.
Oregon LLC Costs:
Oregon LLC filing fee: $100
Oregon LLC annual report fee: $100
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After you form an LLC in Oregon, you must file an Annual Report and pay a fee every year.
You need to file an Annual Report in order to keep your Oregon LLC in compliance and in good standing with the Secretary of State.
Annual Report Filing Fee:
This is paid once every year for the life of your Oregon LLC.
Your Annual Report is due by your LLC’s anniversary date every year.
Your LLC’s anniversary date is the date it was approved by the Oregon Secretary of State. You can find this date on your Articles of Organization, or by searching your LLC’s name via the Oregon Registry.
Your first LLC Annual Report will be due the year following the year of formation.
• If your Oregon LLC was formed on November 10th 2017, your first Annual Report will be due by November 10th 2018.
• If your Oregon LLC was formed on February 3rd 2018, your first Annual Report will be due by February 3rd 2019.
How to file an LLC Annual Report in Oregon:
You can file your Oregon LLC’s Annual Report online via the Oregon Secretary of State Website. Detailed instructions and the relevant links are listed below.
You will complete the form online and then submit the filing electronically to the Oregon Secretary of State. You’ll pay the $100 LLC Annual Report fee with a debit or credit card.
After you file your Oregon LLC Annual Report online, it will be processed and approved in 1-2 business hours.
Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. As long as you file during the week and before 3pm, your LLC’s Annual Report will be processed and filed within 1-2 business hours. If you file after 3pm (or over the weekend), your LLC’s Annual Report will be processed and filed on the next business day.
You’ll receive an email back with an Acknowledgement Letter showing proof that your Annual Report has been filed.
How early can an Annual Report be filed?
You can file the Annual Report as soon as you receive the reminder notice from the state. The reminder notice will be sent by mail about 45 days before the deadline.
Alternatively, you can just try the online filing. If you’re within the “early filing window”, the state website will let you file your Annual Report. If you’re too early, the system will tell you.
The Oregon Secretary of State will mail you a reminder notice about 45 days before your LLC’s Annual Report due date. This reminder will be mailed to your LLC’s Mailing Address. If for some reason there is no Mailing Address on file (which is not very likely), the reminder will be mailed to your Registered Agent’s address.
The Annual Report reminder will include a paper form of the Annual Report which you can return to the state by mail, but the state prefers that you file your Oregon LLC’s Annual Report online. We also recommend the online filing as it’s a lot easier and much faster.
The Oregon Secretary of State will give your LLC a 45-day grace period after the Annual Report due date. If you still don’t file by then, the state will administratively shut down your LLC. In order to “revive” your LLC, you’ll need to file a Reinstatement Form, pay a $100 penalty, and file any missed Annual Reports (including the $100 filing fee for each missed Annual Report).
The #1 reason that LLCs are shut down by the Oregon Secretary of State is for failure to file an Annual Report.
And even if you don’t receive the reminder notice that the state mails out, it is still your responsibility to file your Oregon LLC’s Annual Report on time every year.
For that reason, we strongly recommend putting a repeating reminder on your phone and computer, as well as writing out the due date and putting it some place where you’ll see it often.
Completing the Oregon LLC Annual Report Online
Oregon Registry Number:
First you’ll need to locate your LLC’s Oregon Registry Number. You can find this number on your LLC’s approved Articles of Organization, or by searching your LLC’s name here:
Access the Online Annual Report Filing:
Enter your LLC’s Registry Number on this page:
Then click the “Renew Online” button to get started.
Enter your email address at the top twice. This is the address where your Acknowledgement Letter will be sent.
Then click “Start Renewal” at the bottom to proceed.
A note before we get started:
The purpose of this Annual Report is to keep the state updated with your Oregon LLC’s contact information. Throughout the Annual Report you will either be updating, changing, adding, removing, or leaving the existing information as-is. You’ll be doing this for all sections of the report.
Update the description of your business or leave as-is if there have been no changes.
Update your email address or leave it as-is if there have been no changes. I know it says “business email”, but this address doesn’t have to be an “official” business email address. You can just use your personal email address if you’d like.
Mailing Address for Notices:
Update your Mailing Address or leave as-is. The state will use this address to send you reminders and notices. For example, ongoing Annual Report reminder notices.
This address can be located in any state and PO boxes or Private Mailboxes (like The UPS Store) are allowed.
Add, update, or leave your contact information as-is. The name listed here should be one of the owners or manager’s of the LLC, so it will likely be you. Again, although it says “business phone”, you can just use your cell or home phone number if you’d like.
Jurisdiction and Physical Location
Update your Principal Place of Business Address or leave as-is.
This address can be located in any state and unlike the Mailing Address, PO Boxes or Private Mailboxes (like The UPS Store) are not allowed.
Update your LLC’s Registered Agent or leave as-is.
If your LLC’s Registered Agent is an individual person (like you, a friend, or family member), select “Individual” at the top, then enter their name and physical street address in Oregon below.
If you hired a Commercial Registered Agent, select “Entity of Record” at the top and enter your Commercial Registered Agent’s Registry Number. Then enter their name and physical street address in Oregon below.
Regardless of who your LLC’s Registered Agent is, their address must be an actual street address located in Oregon. PO Boxes or Private Mailboxes (like The UPS Store) are not allowed.
Note: If you’d like more information about who can be your Oregon LLC’s Registered Agent or for recommendations for Commercial Registered Agents located in Oregon, please see this lesson: Oregon LLC Registered Agent.
You will see your existing Members or Managers listed in this section. Leave as-is if there have been no changes. You can also add new Members or Managers, or remove any old ones.
If adding a new Member or Manager, click the “Add Member/Manager” button and a pop-up window will appear.
At the top, select whether the person you are adding is a Member or a Manager. If you are not sure of the difference, please see this article.
Once finished, click the “Continue” button at the bottom left.
Review, Sign, and Make Payment
Review all the information entered on the next page. Check for accuracy and look for any typos. If you need to make any changes, click the “Edit” link to the right of any section.
Once everything looks good, click “Continue” at the bottom.
A verification and confirmation message will appear asking you to confirm that you checked everything for accuracy. Click “Yes” to proceed.
Enter your title, first and last name, and check off the “Sign” box to electronically sign the form.
For title, you can use “Member”, “Manager”, or “Authorized Agent”. Most people submitting their LLC’s Annual Report are the owner, so they use the title “Member”.
At least 1 person must sign the Annual Report filing. If you’d like to add multiple signatures, click “Add Signer” at the bottom.
Once finished, click the “Submit” button in the lower-left.
Submit and Pay:
Your total Annual Report fee will appear on this page. Click “Ok”.
Enter your first and last name, your address, your phone number, and your email address. Then click “Next”. This information is kept private with the state.
Enter your credit or debit card number, expiration, and name on card. Then click “Next” and submit your payment.
Congratulations! Your Oregon LLC’s Annual Report has been submitted to the state for processing.
This next section will show you a message telling you that your filing has been successful, and that you’ll receive an email confirmation when your Annual Report has been processed/approved.
Oregon LLC Annual Report Approval:
Your Oregon LLC’s Annual Report will processed and approved in 1-2 business hours:
• If you submitted your Annual Report Monday through Friday (before 3pm), the state will email your approval in 1-2 business hours.
• If you submitted your Annual Report after 3pm or over the weekend, the state will email your approval the next business day.
Once your Annual Report is filed, the state will send you an email with an Acknowledgment Letter. Please save a copy of your Acknowledgment Letter and keep it with your LLC’s records.
Additionally, if you’d like a copy of your filed Annual Report, you’ll need to search your LLC name on the Oregon Registry then scroll down to the “Summary History” at the bottom. To the left of your most recent filed Annual Report will be a “document icon”. Click that icon to download and save a copy of your filed Annual Report.
Once you’ve reviewed this lesson, or filed your Oregon LLC’s Annual Report, you can then proceed to the next lesson: Oregon Business Licenses and Permits.
Oregon Secretary of State Contact Info
If you have any questions, you can contact the Oregon Secretary of State at 503-986-2200. Their hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm Pacific Time.