State Franchise Registration Status and Franchise Laws


Registration or Filing Required? No
Business Opportunity Laws? Yes

Oregon is not a franchise registration state nor a franchise filing state, so you may offer or sell your franchise without registering or filing your Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”) with the state, provided that you are compliant with the Federal Franchise Rule.

Does Oregon Have Any Rules for Franchises?

Yes, Oregon has enacted franchise relationship laws that govern the franchisor/franchisee relationship. Generally, the laws require that franchisors comply with the federal rules governing franchises, including the rules on disclosure. Additionally, the rule requires franchisors to keep books and records of their transactions and provide them to the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation when requested.

Fun Fact: You might have thought it would have been one of the Great Lakes, but Oregon actually has the deepest lake in the United States! Crater Lake has a staggering depth of nearly 2,000 feet, which lands it as the 9th deepest lake in the world!