You can change your registered agent in Oregon by filling out an Information Change form with the Oregon Secretary of State.
We will walk you through the process of changing your Oregon registered agent.
Alternatively, most registered agent services will file this information on your behalf.
Recommended: Northwest ($125/year) will help you file your change of Oregon registered agent paperwork and pay the state filing fee.
Changing Oregon Registered Agents
Whether you’re changing your registered agent service, your current agent has resigned, or you want to be your own agent, you can follow the steps below to make the change.
Changing Your Registered Agent When Using a Professional Service
If you are hiring a new registered agent service, they will file the necessary paperwork for you.
The benefits of using a professional service are:
- Less Risk: A professional Oregon registered agent service will ensure that you don’t miss important legal documents or notifications (e.g., service of process, tax forms, etc.).
- More Flexibility: A registered agent service will always be present to receive service of process and other legal correspondence during normal business hours so that you don’t have to be.
- Privacy: If you act as your own registered agent, your name and Oregon street address will become part of the public record. Using a service will help keep your information private. You’ll also avoid receiving lawsuit-related and other sensitive documents in front of your clients.
- Peace of mind: Using a service allows you to focus on running and growing your business. This is why many limited liability companies choose an Oregon registered agent.
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Changing Your Registered Agent Online
Filing with the Oregon Secretary of State is the fastest way to change your Oregon registered agent information. Create an account with the Oregon Business Registry if you haven’t already, and choose “Update Business” from the top menu to get started.
Changing Your Registered Agent by Mail
You can also submit an Information Change form by mail. First, download the form from the Oregon Secretary of State website and then fill it out. Oregon has different forms depending on business entity type:
Mail the form to the address below:
Oregon Secretary of State
255 Capitol St. NE, Suite 151
Salem, OR 97310-1327
Annual Report Changes
If you’re looking to change your registered agent during your annual report filing period, you can file your report and your changes at the same time.
How much does it cost to change an Oregon registered agent?
There is no fee to change your Oregon registered agent when filing to change your registered agent with the Secretary of State.
Can I be my own Oregon registered agent?
Yes, to be eligible for being your own agent in Oregon you’ll need to be a legal adult, have a physical street address in Oregon, and be willing to be at that address every day during regular business hours in case you receive service of process paperwork and other important documents from the state.
Can I change registered agents online in Oregon?
Yes, you can change your Oregon registered agent online by using the Oregon Business Registry to “renew” your business information.