2007 ORS 554.019¹
Certificate of existence

(1) Anyone may apply to the Secretary of State to furnish a certificate of existence for a corporation formed under ORS 554.005 (Filing requirements) to 554.340 (Judicial determination of legality of proceedings).

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

(a) The corporation’s corporate name is registered in this state;

(b) The corporation is duly incorporated under ORS 554.005 (Filing requirements) to 554.340 (Judicial determination of legality of proceedings) or chapter 172, Oregon Laws 1911;

(c) All fees payable to the Secretary of State under ORS 554.005 (Filing requirements) to 554.340 (Judicial determination of legality of proceedings), 554.420 (Amendment of articles, and landowners' notice, of corporation organized under 1911 Act), 554.440 (Malheur Improvement Company) and 554.510 (Authority to include or exclude lands) to 554.590 (Articles of amendment) have been paid, if nonpayment affects the existence or authorization of the corporation;

(d) An annual report required by ORS 554.315 (Annual report) has been filed by the Secretary of State within the preceding 14 months; and

(e) Articles of dissolution 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. [1987 c.94 §144; 1991 c.132 §33]

Chapter 554

Notes of Decisions

Water improve­ment district formed under this chapter is unit of govern­ment for purposes of filing suit under ORS 305.583 (Interested taxpayer petitions for certain determinations), but is not "govern­mental unit" within meaning of sec­tion 11b, Article XI of Oregon Constitu­tion. Comeaux v. Water Wonderland Improve­ment Dist., 12 OTR 132 (1992), aff'd 315 Or 562, 847 P2d 841 (1993)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Land Board to enter into nonprofit wa­ter supply district corpora­tion, (1978) Vol 38, p 2199

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 554—Corporations for Irrigation, Drainage, Water Supply or Flood Control, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­554.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 554, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­554ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.