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Oregon Corporations Division Business Names Search Page

The Oregon Secretary of State Corporations Division keeps track of corporations, partnerships, LLP's, LLC's, and other business entities, except for insurance companies, which are tracked by the Insurance Division. The Corporations Division has a database of businesses which are searchable by business name.

Department of Consumer and Business Services

The Oregon DCBS protects Oregon consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules and protects consumers and workers in the areas of workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial services, insurance, building codes, and targeted contracting opportunities for small businesses.

Oregon State Bar

The Oregon State Bar is the licensing body for Oregon lawyers, and has a number of resources for potential clients in addition to the resources for lawyers. The sections on legal topics on the right side of the main page are fairly accurate statements of the law and also fairly helpful in helping figure out if you need legal help.

Oregon Revised Statutes

The Oregon Revised Statutes are the law of Oregon as expressed by the Oregon Legislature. Many subjects have laws dealing with them, and the Oregon Revised Statutes are a primary source of law. Because the Oregon Revised Statutes are listed as large pages of text, you may need to use an Edit: Find command with your browser to skip to the sections you are looking for.

Oregon Administrative Rules

The Oregon Administrative Rules are the law of Oregon as passed by the agencies in the executive branch under the Governor, within the powers delegated to them by the Oregon Legislature. The Oregon Administrative Rules tend to be a bit more detailed than the Oregon Revised Statutes. You can find them by the name of the agency which passed them.

Oregon Judicial Department

The Oregon Judicial Department has all of the courts in the state court system, from the county circuit courts, to the Oregon Court of Appeals, and the Oregon Supreme Court. Links to most court websites can be found on the Oregon Judicial Department site, and the most recent Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court Opinions are published on the site on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, respectively.

Multnomah County Circuit Court

The Multnomah County Circuit Court handles most court cases for Multnomah County, Oregon, including Portland, Gresham, and inner parts of southwest Portland approaching Beaverton. The Multnomah County Circuit Court is where most car wreck cases, insurance cases, divorce and family law cases, and contract, property and business cases get filed. The mandatory arbitration program is also a part of each county circuit court.

Washington County Circuit Court

The Washington County Circuit Court handles most court cases for Washington County, Oregon, including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Cedar Hills, Forest Grove, Tigard, and Tualatin.

Clackamas County Circuit Court

The Clackamas County Circuit Court handles most court cases for Clackamas County, Oregon, including Lake Oswego, West Linn, Oregon City, Happy Valley, Damascus, Estacada, and Sandy.

United States District Court for the District of Oregon

The USDC is the federal district court for the district of Oregon and deals with federal criminal cases along with federal civil cases and certain other cases where the parties are from different states, cases involving foreign nations.