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Okay, here’s the scoop about why you need a registered agent in Oregon.

Explain it to me; what is a registered agent?

A registered agent, otherwise known as a resident agent, is a business with a physical location in the state of Oregon who is responsible for accepting legal service of process for your business. Your registered agent is required to be present and available during typical business hours.

Briefly, who can perform the duties of a registered agent?

Your Oregon resident agent needs to be a company or individual who is a legitimate citizen of Oregon. They should be available to accept legal documents during normal business hours. Registered agents in Oregon have to furnish a lawful, office address within Oregon.

What kind of benefits come from having a registered agent in Oregon?

Companies in Oregon benefit in many ways by appointing a resident agent. Most importantly, choosing a registered agent keeps your business entity in conformity to state law. With as your registered agent, anytime you get any service of process, legal notice, annual report notification or letter – we accept those for you. Momentarily, we’re uploading your files into your client account. You’ll get an instant notice of any paperwork we upload into your registered agent account. In addition, we also monitor your Oregon annual report deadlines and email you reminders with how-to links so you can submit your report before it’s due with the Oregon Secretary of State.

Can I get in trouble if I fail to maintain or don’t have a registered agent for my business?

There can be repercussions for not maintaining your Oregon registered agent. Penalty fees may or may not be assessed. Oregon may revoke your LLC or corporate certificate of authority if you fail to maintain your Oregon registered agent.