Oregon Statutes - Chapter 65 - Nonprofit Corporations - Section 65.027 - Certificate of existence or authorization.

(1) Anyone may apply to the Office of the Secretary of State to furnish a certificate of existence for a domestic corporation or a certificate of authorization for a foreign corporation.

(2) A certificate of existence or authorization, when issued, means that:

(a) The domestic corporationís corporate name or the foreign corporationís corporate name is of active record in this state;

(b) The domestic corporation is duly incorporated under the law of this state or the foreign corporation is authorized to transact business in this state;

(c) All fees payable to the Secretary of State under this chapter have been paid, if nonpayment affects the existence or authorization of the domestic or foreign corporation;

(d) An annual report if required by ORS 65.787 has been filed by the Secretary of State within the preceding 14 months; and

(e) Articles of dissolution or an application for withdrawal have not been filed by the Secretary of State.

(3) A person may apply to the Secretary of State to issue a certificate covering any fact of record.

(4) Subject to any qualification stated in the certificate, a certificate of existence or authorization issued by the Secretary of State may be relied upon as conclusive evidence that the domestic or foreign corporation is in existence or is authorized to transact business in this state. [1989 c.1010 §11]

(Secretary of State)

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