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The Public Service Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Corporation Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Public Service Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Corporation Division. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Corporation Division assists the public in registering business entities, filing public notice of records of debt, commissions notaries public, investigates notary complaints and provides certifications of records and notarized documents. The division provides the general public and businesses with access to Public Record information to help them learn more about those with whom they are doing business. The division also publishes the Oregon Business Guide and provides information on regulatory requirements and services available to citizens wanting to start a business or hire employees in Oregon.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: Public Service Bldg., 255 Capitol St. NE, Suite 151, Salem 97310
Telephone: 503-986-2200
Fax: 503-986-6355
Contact: Peter Threlkel, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Thomas E. Wrosch
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 56, 58, 60, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 79, 80, 87, 128, 194, 554, 647, 648
Administration Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog