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TITLE AND

REGISTRATION

HANDBOOK

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES

1905 LANA AVENUE NE

SALEM OR 97314

www.oregondmv.com

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DMV TITLE AND REGISTRATION HANDBOOK

Foreword

Foreword

About the DMV Title and Registration Handbook

The Handbook is designed to help you prepare applications to title and register vehicles in Oregon. It

covers most of the common transactions you will encounter but does not contain all the rules and laws

you are required to follow as a vehicle dealer or a business entity.

Applications that are accurate when submitted to DMV are processed more quickly. This Handbook

should help you, DMV, and our joint customers - the public - get transactions completed promptly.

If you have questions about a title or registration transaction, please contact DMV Customer Assistance:

Salem: (503) 945-5000; Portland Metro area: (503) 299-9999; Bend: (541) 388-6322; Medford:

(541) 776-6025; Roseburg: (541) 440-3395; Eugene: (541) 686-7855; TTY: (503) 945-5001; or

email DMV at oregondmv@odot.state.or.us.

As you use the Handbook, if you discover that information you need is missing, or is incomplete or

confusing, please let us know. Your suggestions will help us improve the Handbook. Please send any

comments to DMV, Vehicle Programs, 1905 Lana Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97314.

Updates to the Handbook

The information in the Handbook changes because of new laws, rules or procedures. You will be

notified of changes in Dealer Details articles or by informative mailings providing the information.

You will be expected to make any necessary changes to update your Handbook when notified.

The Handbook is Online

Revisions to the Handbook are now made online only at www.oregondmv.com. Printed copies are no

longer available from ODOT/DMV. You may print the updated pages to include in your Handbook.

Dealers that do not have access to the Internet may order a copy of and updates to the Handbook in CD

format through Oregon Independent Auto Dealers Association (OIADA). Contact OIADA at 1-800-

447-0302 or email at info@OIADA.com for more information about ordering.

Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division

Oregon Department of Transportation

Salem, Oregon 97314

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Preface

Preface

GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS

AKA............................................ Also Known As

BOS ............................................ Bill of Sale

DBA ............................................ Doing Business As

DEQ ............................................ Department of Environmental Quality

DMV ........................................... Driver and Motor Vehicle Services

DOB ............................................ Date of Birth

FKA ............................................ Formerly Known As

GVWR ........................................ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

HVUT ......................................... Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

LSE ............................................. Lessee

LSR ............................................. Lessor

MCO ........................................... Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin

MCTD ......................................... Motor Carriers Transportation Division

OAR............................................ Oregon Administrative Rule

ODL ............................................ Oregon Driver License Number

ORS ............................................ Oregon Revised Statute

POA ............................................ Power of Attorney

RO............................................... Registered Owner

SIH .............................................. Security Interest Holder

TOD ............................................ Transitional Ownership Document

VIN ............................................. Vehicle Identification Number

FORMS COMMONLY USED

FORM NAME

FORM NUMBER

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspection ............................................................ 735-11

Dealer Notice of Vehicle Purchase ................................................................................ 735-165

Custom Plate Application .............................................................................................. 735-205

Application for Title and Registration ........................................................................... 735-226

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Application for Salvage Title......................................................................................... 735-229

Application for Replacement Salvage Title ................................................................... 735-230

Vehicle Repossession Certification ............................................................................... 735-263

Application for Registration or Replacement Plates and/or Stickers ............................ 735-268

Wrecker’s Vehicle Notice to Driver and Motor Vehicle Services.................................. 735-270

Application for Tow or Recovery Vehicle Business Certificate .................................... 735-387

Power of Attorney (non-secure) ..................................................................................... 735-500

Vehicle Bill of Sale ........................................................................................................ 735-501

Statement of Error or Erasure of a Name ...................................................................... 735-502

Application for Replacement Title ................................................................................ 735-515

Statement of Lien Satisfaction ....................................................................................... 735-524

Notice of Vehicle to be Dismantled/Proof of Compliance .......................................... 735-6017

Request for Forms to be Mailed .................................................................................. 735-6110

Assembled, Reconstructed or Replica Vehicle Certification ....................................... 735-6511

Notice of Sale or Transfer of a Vehicle........................................................................ 735-6890

Stolen Vehicle Notification .......................................................................................... 735-6927

Group Plate Eligibility Certification............................................................................ 735-6940

Certification Of Oregon Residency Or Domicile ........................................................ 735-7182

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

CHAPTER A: General Title Requirements

Includes title requirements, checklists, customer ID.

CHAPTER B: Application for Title and Registration, Form 226

Includes samples and instructions for the title application, Form 226.

CHAPTER C: Application for Title and Registration for Manufactured

Structures and Non-motorized Vehicles, Form 222

Form 222 is no longer used. All manufactured structure transactions are handled

through Oregon Building Codes Division.

CHAPTER D: Application for Replacement Title, Form 515

Includes samples and instructions for the replacement title application, Form 515.

CHAPTER E: Miscellaneous Title Application Information

Guidelines for signatures on title applications, listing lessee/lessor on the title

application, corrections to title applications and VIN inspection information.

CHAPTER F: Releases of Interest

When and who should release interest, how to release interest; different forms that

may be used to release interest.

CHAPTER G: Ownership Documents

Describes different ownership documents and what is required with each type of

ownership document.

CHAPTER H: Operation of Law/Trusts

Explains what Operation of Law is, different types that may apply to a transaction

and what is needed in these situations. The chapter also discusses how a title may

be processed to show a trust/trustee(s).

CHAPTER I:

Odometer Disclosure Requirements

Federal odometer disclosure laws and how they apply in Oregon to title transactions.

CHAPTER J: Security Interest Perfection

Security interest perfection and the transitional ownership document process.

CHAPTER K: Damaged/Totaled Vehicles

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Defines damaged and totaled, disassembled, dismantled, wrecked and substantially

altered, assembled/reconstructed/replica vehicles, salvage titles and salvage title

requirements, gives examples and instructions for the Application for Salvage Title,

Form 735-229, Application for Salvage Title on Applicant's Form, and Application

for Replacement Salvage Title, Form 735-230.

CHAPTER L: Registration

Registration, DEQ, Residency/Domicile, address and HVUT requirements.

Description of several different plate types. Examples of the required forms for

registration.

CHAPTER M: Vehicle Types

Vehicle and registration types. Information about exemptions from title and

registration and optional titling.

CHAPTER N: Fees

General title and registration fees as well as examples of fees for different plate

types. Fee charts.

CHAPTER O: Makes & Body Styles

Make and body style tables (charts).

CHAPTER P: Tow/Recovery Vehicles

Describes Tow/Recovery Vehicles, provides information about city and county

regulations, insurance and DEQ requirements, registration weight, fees and plates

for Tow/Recovery Vehicles.

CHAPTER Q: Wreckers

Describes vehicle title processes for wreckers.

CHAPTER R: Insurers

Describes insurers responsibilities related to totaled vehicles.

CHAPTER S: Dealers

Guidelines and responsibilities of dealers. How to order forms. Information on

renewing business certificates and the use of dealer plates. Explanation of Bond/

Liability Insurance, cancellations and reinstatements, and ordering forms. Dealer’s

responsibility acting as an agent of DMV, trip permits, and DMV Compliance and

Sanctions for all dealers.

CHAPTER T: Permit Charts

Lists the 10, 21 and 90 day Trip/Temporary Permit Charts.

CHAPTER U: Flags

Lists the flags that may appear on an Oregon DMV record and explains the reasons

for each flag.

INDEX


Chapter A:

General Title Requirements

SEE DETAILED INFORMATION IN ADDITIONAL SECTIONS AND

CHAPTERS

When making application for an Oregon title, there are certain requirements common to all transactions:

1. A DMV application form appropriate for your specific transaction.

2. The current ownership document. The five most common types of ownership documents are:

• Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO)

Oregon Title

• Out-of-State Title

• Application for Replacement Oregon Title (735-515)

• Operation of Law Documents (see Chapter H)

3. A release of interest from:

• any previous owner(s) (see Chapter F)

• any previous security interest holders (see Chapter F)

4. Odometer disclosure for motor vehicles less than 10 years old (see Chapter I).

5. Title fee (see Chapter N).

If also applying for registration, the following need to be submitted in addition to the title requirements:

1. A domicile or residency certification. (Included as part of application.)

2. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Certificate of Compliance, for certain model year

vehicles registered in the DEQ vehicle inspection program boundaries.

3. A statement of compliance with financial responsibility laws. (Included as part of application.)

4. Registration fees.

There may be other registration requirements needed depending on the vehicle type or who is applying

for the registration. These requirements are covered in Chapters L and M.

For information about which vehicle types are not required to be titled in Oregon, that may be optionally

titled, or are prohibited from being issued a title, see Chapter M.

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REQUIREMENT CHECKLIST

New Vehicles

Title and Registration Application (735-226)

MCO (or equivalent document)

Release(s) of interest

Odometer disclosure (if applicable)

Fees

Title

Registration

• Plate

Out-of-State Vehicles

Title and Registration Application (735-226)

Out-of-State title or equivalent documents

Release(s) of interest

Odometer disclosure (if applicable)

Vehicle Identification Number Inspection (VIN)

Fees

Title

• VIN Inspection

Registration

• Plate

Oregon Vehicles

Title and Registration Application (735-226)

Oregon title or equivalent document

Release(s) of interest

Purchase date

Odometer disclosure (if applicable)

Fees

Title Transfer

Registration

Oregon Vehicle –

Replacement Title Only

Application (735-515)

Signatures of applicants

If registered owner applying, all registered owners

must sign.

If lien holder applying, the lienholder must sign.

Fees

• Replacement Title

Oregon Vehicle –

Replacement Title & Transfer

(if not subject to Federal Odometer requirements

or one registered owner is remaining on the title)

Replacement Application (735-515)

Title and Registration Application (735-226)

Release(s) of interest

• Lien Release (Unique line stamp and signature

from lenders)

• Bills of sale

Purchase date

Fees

• Replacement Title

Title Transfer

Registration Requirements

Application (735-226 or 735-268)

Domicile Certification (on application)

Insurance/Financial Responsibility Certification (if

applicable)

DEQ Certification of Compliance

(for certain model year vehicles in DEQ areas)

HVUT (if motorized/55,000 lbs or more GVW)

Fees

Registration

• Plate (if plates issued)

Surcharge fees (if applicable)

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CUSTOMER NUMBER AND ADDRESS

A customer number for an individual is most often the customer’s Oregon Driver License (ODL) number. If

the customer does not have an ODL, use their instruction permit number or the ID Card number. For a

business, the number is assigned by DMV.

Each customer that does business with DMV has one file that contains the customer’s personal data such as

name, address, weight, date of birth and other data pertaining just to that person. This file is linked to that

person’s other files such as driving privileges and vehicle information.

A business is also a customer of DMV. DMV assigns a customer number to every business, lender, etc., that

does business with us. A customer file for a business contains such data as name and address.

DMV does not type each customer’s name and address from their application when issuing a title. DMV

enters the customer number and date of birth. The name and address shown in their customer file is what

appears on the title. This allows DMV to process the paperwork or transactions for the customer in a more

efficient manner. This is also true for businesses. If the application shows a new address, the first owner listed

is the customer file that will be changed.

You should complete the title application using the customer’s Oregon driver license, ID card or instruction

permit number and date of birth, since this is the name that will be shown on the title when issued. If the

customer does not want to use the name that is currently shown on their ODL, ID card or instruction

permit, they will need to come to DMV and change their license to show the name they want to use.

The name printed on the title will not match exactly as the name appears on the application if the

name on the application is different than the name on the customer’s ODL, ID card or instruction

permit. There are limited exceptions when the customer wishes to use a different name due to marriage,

divorce, gender change or for religious reasons.

If you do not list the customer number and date of birth on the application, DMV must take the time to look the

information up. This is why it is very important to ask your customer for their ODL and date of birth and

include this information on the application. We must have this information for EVERY owner shown on

the application, including lenders. For a business, you will need to ask them for the customer number that

DMV has assigned them. If a business does not know their customer number, you may contact DMV in Salem

at (503) 945-5457 for the information. If any buyer does not have an ODL, permit, ID card, or customer

number, leave this information blank on the application because DMV will need to assign a customer number.

In the past, DMV maintained separate records for the customer’s driving records and every vehicle they

owned. We now maintain one record for the customer. When the customer changes their address with

DMV, they notify us once and all of their records are changed. This notice may come in the form of an

address change notice or when an application is completed.

If the application shows a new address, the first owner listed is the customer file that will be changed. DMV

does not change other owners’ addresses listed on the application. When DMV processes the application for

title, DMV will also produce an address change sticker for their ODL, ID card or instruction permit changed

due to new address information on the application.

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Chapter A: General Title Requirements

CHECKLIST FOR SUBMITTING TRANSACTIONS

DMV has compiled this checklist for you to use as a tool when preparing transactions. These are common

items found missing on transactions submitted. Please check for the following before submitting a title transaction:

CHECKLIST FOR SUBMITTING TRANSACTIONS

1. FEES

a. The correct fees have been collected (replacement plates, plate transfers, custom plates

and plate surcharges).

b. A clear explanation is given of the registration fees that have been collected (i.e.

replacement plates, plate transfers, plate surcharges, etc.).

c. The shaded fee section on the front of the application for title is completed to break

down title and registration fees. Although this area says “For DMV Use Only,” DMV

prefers that you complete the fee section of the application.

2. THE APPLICATION CLEARLY LISTS ALL REGISTERED OWNERS OR

LESSEE/LESSORS AND ANY SECURITY INTEREST HOLDER(S).

d. The customer number and date of birth for all owners are listed as well as customer

numbers for businesses and dates of birth if applicable. The name and address on the

application matches the name and address on their customer file for the first owner

listed (check against their Oregon Driver License, Oregon ID Card or Instruction Permit).

Registered owners who do not have an Oregon Driver License will be assigned a

Customer ID number from DMV. It is important to enter the name and date of birth for

each registered owner correctly.

e. If there are two signatures on the bottom of the application for title, both parties must

be listed as owners on the application (joint registered owners or lessee/lessor).

f. If one or more of the owners listed on the application are the same as on the ownership

document, the current owner(s) must acknowledge and agree to the addition. If a

registered owner is added or removed from a title with a security interest holder, DMV

needs authorization from the SIH listed on the title.

g. If the registered owner is an individual (not a business) you must provide the residence

address. (A PO Box by itself is not acceptable, even for small towns.)

h. Survivorship may be requested by checking a YES or NO box to indicate survivorship,

when two or more new owners are listed on the application for title. If neither box is

checked, NO survivorship will be shown on the title.

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CHECKLIST FOR SUBMITTING TRANSACTIONS (cont.)

3. THE COMPLETE VEHICLE DESCRIPTION (YEAR, MAKE, BODY STYLE, VIN)

IS ON THE APPLICATION.

i. The VIN on the application for title matches that on the vehicle and the ownership document

(title, replacement title application, etc.). If the VIN on the vehicle is different than on the

title, you may need to get a more thorough VIN inspection or a corrected title depending on

where the error occurs in the VIN.

j. The VIN on the application for title matches the MCO. If the VIN on the vehicle is different

than on the MCO, you will need to get the correct MCO from the manufacturer.

k. The plate number of a transferred Oregon plate is listed in the "new plate number" box and

the vehicle information for the vehicle from which the plate came is in the "remarks" section

on either the front or back of the application.

4. ALL ERRORS MADE ON THE DOCUMENTS ARE EXPLAINED.

l. A Statement of Error or Erasure, Form 735-502, should be completed and attached for

name errors only.

m. A new odometer disclosure must be obtained for errors made while recording the mileage.

n. Other errors such as in the vehicle description or VIN or address information should be

corrected. (see section titled Corrections On Title Applications in Chapter E.)

5. THE POWER OF ATTORNEY (POA) FORM IS COMPLETED AND ATTACHED.

o. The VIN and the named attorney are included on the POA.

p. The POA is properly exercised on the title.

q. The POA is attached to the application.

r. If the POA is a secure POA (for odometer purposes), be sure it is allowed to be used for

this type of transaction.

6. THE FORMER OWNERS HAVE RELEASED THEIR INTEREST IN THE VEHICLE.

s. The dealer release is included on the back of the title, on an odometer disclosure form

or on a separate bill of sale.

t. Connecting releases for all transfers of ownership of the vehicle are included.

u. The releases match the name exactly as it appears on the title.

7. THE "REMARKS" SECTION ON THE 735-226 IS COMPLETED WITH ALL

INFORMATION NOT INDICATED ANYWHERE ELSE ON THE APPLICATION.

v. There is a clear explanation of why you collected replacement plate fees. (What happened to

the old plates?)

w. You listed what vehicle the plates came from for plate transfers, including the complete VIN

for the vehicle the plates came from.

8. YOU ATTACHED ALL OF THE NECESSARY FORMS SUCH AS THE POA, BILLS OF SALE,

LIEN SATISFACTIONS, DEQ CERTIFICATION AND STATEMENT OF ERROR OR ERASURE.

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Chapter B:

Application for Title and Registration, Form 226

INTRODUCTION

For title transactions (except title corrections), a DMV application form is required. The most commonly used

form is an Application for Title and Registration, Form 735-226. When completing a Form 735-226 be

sure all applicable boxes and spaces are filled in.

Completing the Application

FRONT

Gray Shaded Areas:

• When a Temporary Permit, Form 735-315 is issued, complete the permit number. (Dealers

Only)

• Mark the dealer transaction box if the document is being submitted by a dealer.

• Fee boxes: See Chapter N for Fee Charts.

Other boxes in this area are for DMV office use only.

Line 1:

• New Plate #: If the plate is transferred from another vehicle, write the transferred plate number in

the new plate box.

• Sticker #: DMV office use only.

• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): The VIN on the vehicle must match the VIN on the

application. It also must match the VIN listed on the ownership document (exceptions are discussed

in Chapter E).

Oregon Title #: Complete title number if there is an existing Oregon title.

Line 2:

• Present Oregon Plate #: Current Oregon plate number.

• Expiration Date: If plates are being transferred, complete the month/day/year of expiration of

transferred plates. (Dealers only)

• Vehicle Description: Year, make, and body style (see Chapter O).

Registration Weight/Length: List the weight or length of the vehicle if registered by weight/

length.

• GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) over 26,000 lbs.: Check the appropriate box. The

title fee is determined by the GVWR. Write in the REMARKS section: “GVWR under 26,000”

OR “GVWR over 26,000,” whichever applies.

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Line 3:

• Farm ID # or Fleet Account #: If applicable.

• Equipment #: Customer-assigned number. Seven digits maximum. Recorded for businesses

only.

• Motor Power: Check the appropriate box to indicate the type of motor power. “Hybrid” should

be checked for vehicles that use electricity plus another source of power. If “other” is checked,

write in the type of power that propels the vehicle. If powered by more than one type of motor

power, write in all types used.

Line 4:

• Odometer Reading and Date of Reading: Dealers must provide the appropriate odometer

disclosure (see Chapter I). This line should only be completed by the applicant if the required

odometer disclosure(s) are not present.

Line 5:

• Name of Owner: Full name of registered owner or lessee (for individuals, complete as shown on

ODL, ID card or instruction permit.)

• ODL/ID/Customer # and Date of Birth: This information is needed to enable DMV to locate

the customer on the DMV database files. Enter the customer number for all owners, including

businesses. Include the date of birth for all individuals.

Line 6:

• Owner’s Residence Address: Address must be the actual residence address of the registered

owner(s) or lessee(s) listed on line 5. If the registered owner is a business, use the actual

Oregon business location. If the vehicle is primarily housed or dispatched from a location

different than the actual business address of the owner, you must also provide the vehicle

address on line 10.

• Mailing Address: Complete the mailing address of registered owner(s), if it is different

from the residence address listed.

Line 7:

• City, State, ZIP Code: This must match the residence address.

• County of Residence: Fill in the owner’s county of residence.

• City, State, ZIP Code: This must match the mailing address.

• County of Mailing: Fill in the county of the mailing address.

Line 8 & 9:

• Name of Joint Owner or Lessee: Full name of the joint registered owner or lessee (for individuals,

complete as shown on ODL, ID card or instruction permit.)

• Customer Number and Date of Birth: This information is needed to enable DMV to locate the

customer on the DMV database files. Enter the customer number for all owners, including

businesses. Include the date of birth for all individuals.

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Line 10:

• One-Time Mailing Address (Yellow Highlighted Area): Complete this area if the customer

has a one time mailing address for the current application only. This address will be used as

a one time special mailing address for the registered owner and is not retained on DMV

systems.

• Vehicle Address: Vehicle address means the residence or business address where the vehicle is

primarily housed, or from where the vehicle is primarily dispatched when different than the actual

residence or business address of the owner.

Line 11:

• City, State, ZIP Code: This must match the one-time mailing address.

• City, State, ZIP Code: This must match the vehicle address.

• County of Use: If the vehicle will be used in a county other than the county of residence, provide

the name of the county of use.

Line 12:

• Survivorship: Check the YES or NO box to indicate survivorship. If neither box is checked, no

survivorship will be shown on the title.

Line 13:

• Security Interest Holder Name: Required, if applicable. Enter the name (for individuals as

shown on ODL, ID card or Instruction permit.)

• Customer Number and Date of Birth: This information is needed to enable DMV to locate the

customer on the DMV database files. Enter the customer number for all owners, including

businesses. Include the date of birth for all individuals.

Line 14:

• Security Interest Holder Address: List the security interest holder address including the street/

city/state/zip code. If the security interest holder is an individual, use the actual residence address

of the person. If it is a business, use the actual business location.

• Telephone Number: The telephone number is optional, but is helpful if more information is

needed.

Line 15:

• Secondary Security Interest Holder Name: Required, if applicable. Enter the name as

shown on the customer file.

• Customer Number and Date of Birth: This information is needed to enable DMV to locate the

customer on the DMV database files. Enter the customer number for all owners, including

businesses. Include the date of birth for all individuals.

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Line 16:

• Secondary Security Interest Holder Address: List the security interest holder address including

the street/city/state/ZIP Code. If the security interest holder is an individual, use the actual residence

address of the person. If it is a business, use the actual business location.

• Telephone Number: The telephone number is optional, but is helpful if more information is

needed.

Lines 17 & 18:

• Lessor’s Name, Customer Number and Date of Birth: If applicable. Enter the name as

shown on the customer file.

• Lessor’s Address: List the lessor’s address. If the lessor is an individual, use the actual residence

address. If the lessor is a business, use the actual business location.

• Telephone Number: The telephone number is optional but is helpful if more information is

needed.

Line 19:

• Insurance/Policy Number: Complete when a renewal accompanies the title transfer and

when there is no change in registered owners, such as when removing or changing the security

interest holder, or when at least one registered owner is staying on the title.

Line 20:

• Signature of Registered Owner or Lessee: The signature of at least one registered owner or

lessee is required and the date the application was signed.

• Telephone Number: The telephone number is optional but is helpful if more information is

needed.

Line 21:

• Signature of Lessor: If a lessee, lessor and security interest holder are to be shown on the

title, the signature of both the lessee and lessor are required on the application. The exception

to this is when the lessor and security interest holder are the same. In these instances, only

the lessee must sign.

BACK

• Remarks: If a plate is transferred from another vehicle, provide the vehicle description,

including the complete VIN, for the vehicle from which the plates were removed. You may

also use this section to write anything that may be unusual about the transaction.

• Reconstructed/Assembled/Replica: Complete this section if the title was surrendered to DMV

because the vehicle was an abandoned vehicle sold under ORS 819.220; wrecked, dismantled,

disassembled, substantially altered; destroyed; totaled (for reasons other than theft); OR, if the

vehicle is otherwise assembled or reconstructed or a replica (see Chapter K).

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Chapter B: Application for Title and Registration, Form 226

• School Bus Registration: Complete when registering a school bus.

• Drug and Alcohol Testing Certification: This section is used if the vehicle is registered with “T”

plates. The applicant must complete this certification (see Chapter M).

NOTICE OF TRANSACTION SUBMITTED

• Attached to this form is a yellow Notice of Transaction Submitted. This notice serves as evidence

that a title and registration transaction has been submitted to DMV. The Notice of Transaction

Submitted is only valid when the application has been stamped or validated by DMV. It also

serves as a receipt when initial or renewal registration has been applied for. This form should be

forwarded to the customer when it is received from DMV with the validating stamp.

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Chapter B: Application for Title and Registration, Form 226

Example of APPLICATION FOR TITLE AND REGISTRATION, FORM 735-226

The actual size of the form is 8 ½” x 11.”

(front)

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Chapter B: Application for Title and Registration, Form 226

Example of APPLICATION FOR TITLE AND REGISTRATION, FORM 735-226

(back)

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Chapter B: Application for Title and Registration, Form 226

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Chapter C:

Application for Title and Registration for

Manufactured Structures and Non-motorized Vehicles,

Form 222

Form 222, Application for Title and Registration for Manufactured Structures and Non-Motorized Vehicles,

has been deleted. Please recycle any Form 222 you have on hand.

Use Form 226, Application for Title for all DMV title transactions.

Effective May 1, 2005, the manufactured structure program transferred to Oregon Building Codes Division.

DMV no longer issues titles, registration, or trip permits for manufactured structures. Please contact the

Oregon Building Codes Division, at (503) 373-1309 or see Building Codes’ website at http://

www.bcd.oregon.gov/lois/.

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Chapter C: Application for Title and Registration for

Manufactured Structures and Non-motorized Vehicles, Form 222


Chapter D:

Application for Replacement Title, Form 515

INTRODUCTION

A replacement title may be applied for only when an Oregon title has been lost, destroyed, or mutilated.

Each replacement title issued cancels all previous titles for that vehicle. A false statement on the application is

a Class A Misdemeanor and could result in a fine of up to $5,000 or up to one year in jail, or both. Do not

apply for a replacement title just as a convenience for your customer.

If the dealer indicates the owner of record is no longer available to apply for a replacement title and a Secure

Power of Attorney form was not used, the dealer will need to submit a statement explaining why the owner of

record is no longer available and what was done to contact that owner. This will need to be done on a

Certification of Ownership Facts, Form 735-550. For more information call DMV at (503) 945-5000.

Completing this certification does not guarantee a title will be issued by DMV.

Vehicles Not Subject To Odometer Disclosure

A buyer may apply for a combined replacement title and transfer for vehicles not subject to odometer

requirements. Vehicles not subject to odometer requirements are:

• Vehicles 10 years old or older

• Vehicles over 16,000 lbs. Manufacturer’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

• Snowmobiles, Class I, Class II, and Class III All-terrain Vehicles

• Vehicles not equipped with an odometer at the time of manufacture (for example, trailers)

• Vehicles covered by a salvage title (if the odometer has been removed or destroyed)

To apply for replacement title with transfer, the owner shown on DMV records completes and signs the Form

735-515 and provides a release of interest, and the buyer completes the Form 735-226. DMV will accept a

replacement title/title transfer transaction without the owner of record’s signature on the replacement title

application when no odometer disclosure is required and all ownership releases (for example, connecting bills

of sale) are provided within the transaction. Line 19 of the Form 515 must be signed by a person who can

attest to the disposition of the title, if the owner(s) of record does not sign the Form 515.

Vehicles Subject To Odometer Disclosure

Federal regulations require an odometer disclosure be completed on the title document itself by the owner

shown on the title for all vehicles subject to odometer requirements (see Vehicles Not Subject To Odometer,

above). A title replacement transaction combined with a transfer on a vehicle subject to odometer disclosure

cannot be done in one step. In this case, the owner of record must apply for a replacement title, complete the

odometer disclosure on the back of the new title and provide the new title to the buyer. (See “Odometer”

section of Chapter I.)

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The following types of title transfers (for vehicles subject to odometer requirements) do not require a disclosure

on the title document:

• Any transfer where at least one registered owner remains the same, such as to add or remove a joint owner.

• Any transfer solely to add, remove or change a security interest holder.

Guidelines

• A selling dealer MUST obtain a replacement title on behalf of the owners on DMV records (if the title is

lost, destroyed or mutilated) before they may transfer a vehicle to another dealer.

• If the original title has been mutilated, it must be attached to the Form 735-515.

• A replacement title with transfer of ownership is not allowed if the vehicle is subject to odometer disclosure.

• A replacement title must be obtained in the name of the owner on record. This can be done by the

owner on DMV records completing a Form 735-515. When the replacement title is received, the

owner must make the odometer disclosure on the title, OR

• The replacement title can be mailed to a dealer or other purchaser by filling in the “one-time mailing

address” box on the application. Be sure to include “c/o” indicating “in-care-of”, along with the

dealer or purchaser name and address. Remember that the name and address information that is in the

customer’s file is what will be printed on the title. The seller can provide a Secure Power of Attorney,

Form 735-402, to the buyer. The disclosure must be made on the new title by the named attorney

using the secure power of attorney.

For instructions on using a Secure Power of Attorney, Form 735-402, with a replacement title see

Chapter I.

Who Must Sign the Form 735-515

Only the SIH can apply for the replacement title, if DMV records show a SIH for a vehicle, and if they still have

an interest in the vehicle. If the SIH applying for a replacement title is a bank or financial institution, the

following are required by DMV to indicate the disposition of title:

• A unique line stamp (if available) with a signature of an authorized representative and their title, OR

• A statement on the SIH’s letterhead paper which includes a signature of an authorized representative and

their title.

If there are multiple security interest holders, all security interest holders must sign. If there are multiple lessors

with no security interest holders, all lessors must sign.

The registered owner may obtain a replacement title when there is a lienholder on the title record, only if the

registered owner’s application is supported by a Statement of Lien Satisfaction, Form 735-524, or a written

statement on the SIH letterhead, from the SIH that the security interest has been released. In this case, we

need a signed Form 735-515, completed to show the vehicle information as the record currently appears,

along with a Form 735-226 showing how the new title is to be issued.

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The signatures of all owners shown on DMV records are required on the application to apply for a replacement

title that was issued in more than one registered owner’s name without a SIH. This also applies when there are

multiple security interest holders. Exception: DMV will accept a replacement title/title transfer transaction

without the owner of record’s signature on the replacement title application when no odometer disclosure is

required and all ownership releases (for example, connecting bills of sale) are provided within the transaction.

Line 19 of the Form 515 must be signed by a person who can attest to the disposition of the title, if the

owner(s) of record do not sign the 515.

Branch Names on Replacement Title Applications

DMV sometimes receives an application for a replacement title where the title was issued showing one branch

of a bank as a security interest holder, but another branch of the same bank is applying for the replacement.

If the application is for a replacement title only, DMV requires the application to be completed by the

branch to which the title was issued, unless DMV receives verification with the application that indicates the

branch to which the title was mailed does not have the title. An exception to this is when the title was issued to

banks that have informed DMV that they have consolidated the handling of their titles at one location. (US

Bank has done this.)

Completing the Application

Please read the section titled Customer Number and Address in Chapter A before completing the application.

The ownership information must reflect what is currently shown on DMV records.

FRONT

Gray Shaded Areas:

• Mark the dealer transaction box if the document is being submitted to DMV by a dealer.

Other boxes in this area are for DMV office use only.

Line 1:

• Present Oregon Plate Number: Current Oregon plate number.

• Vehicle Description: Year, make, and body style.

• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): The VIN on the vehicle must match the VIN on the

application. It also must match the VIN listed on DMV records.

Line 2:

• Equipment #: Seven digits maximum. Recorded for businesses only.

Registration Weight/Length: List the weight or length of the vehicle if registered by weight/

length.

• GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) over 26,000 lbs.: Check the appropriate box. The

title fee is determined by the GVWR.

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• Motor Power: Check the appropriate box to indicate the type of motor power. “Hybrid” should

be checked for vehicles that use electricity plus another source of power. If “other” is checked,

write in the type of power that propels the vehicle. If powered by more than one type of motor

power, write in all types used.

Line 3:

• Name of Owner: Full name of the registered owner as shown on DMV records. (If an individual,

complete as shown on the Oregon driver license, ID card or instruction permit.) Check the box

for either owner or lessee.

• Customer Number and Date of Birth: This information enables us to locate the customer on

the DMV database files. Enter the customer number for all owners, including businesses. Also

include the date of birth for all individuals.

Line 4:

• Owner’s Residence Address: Address must be the actual residence address of the registered

owner(s) or lessee(s). If a business, use the actual Oregon location of the business. If the vehicle

is primarily housed or dispatched from a location different than the actual business address of the

owner, you must also provide the vehicle address.

• Mailing Address: Complete the mailing address of the registered owner(s) if it is different from

the residence address listed on line 6 & 7. If the replacement title is to be mailed to a dealer or

other purchaser be sure to include “c/o” indicating “in-care-of”, along with the dealer or

purchaser name and address in the one-time mailing area. The address information that is in the

registered owner’s customer file is what will be printed on the title.

Line 5:

• City, State, ZIP Code: This must match the residence address.

• County of Residence: Fill in the owner’s county of residence.

• City, State, ZIP Code: This must match the customer file mailing address.

• County of Mailing: Fill in the county of the mailing address.

Line 6 & 7:

• Name of Joint Owner or Lessee: Full name of the registered owner or lessee as shown on

DMV records. If owner shown on this line is a lessee, print “lessee” after the name.

• Customer Number and Date of Birth: This information enables us to locate the customer on

the DMV database files. Enter the customer number for all owners, including businesses. Also

include the date of birth for all individuals.

Line 8:

• One-Time Mailing Address: Complete this area if the customer has a one-time mailing address

for the current application only. This address will be used as a one-time special mailing address

for the registered owner.

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• Vehicle Address: Vehicle address means the residence or business address where the vehicle is

primarily housed, or from where the vehicle is primarily dispatched when different than the actual

residence or business address of the owner.

Line 9:

• City, State, ZIP Code: This must match the one-time mailing address.

• City, State, ZIP Code: This must match the vehicle address.

• County of Use: If the vehicle will be used in a county other than the county of residence, provide

the name of the county of use.

Line 10:

• Survivorship: Check the YES or NO box to indicate survivorship. If neither box is checked, no

survivorship will be shown on the title.

Lines 11 through 16:

• Security Interest Holder: Required, if one is shown on DMV vehicle record. Name will

appear on the title as it is in their customer file.

• Security Interest Holder Address: List the security interest holder or lessor address including

city and ZIP Code.

• Secondary Security Interest Holder or Lessor: Required, if one is shown on DMV vehicle

record. Name will appear on the title as it is in their customer file.

• Customer Number and Date of Birth: This information enables us to locate the customer on

the DMV database files. Enter the customer number for all owners, including businesses. Include

the date of birth for all individuals.

• Telephone Number: The telephone number is optional, but is helpful if more information is

needed.

CERTIFICATIONS/SIGNATURES:

This section must be signed to request a replacement title. The person who has knowledge the

last title issued was lost, destroyed or mutilated must sign the application. The application

MUST be signed by the SIH or lessor if one is shown on DMV records (see section titled

Who Must Sign The Form 735-515).

EXCEPTION: if the transaction is to apply for replacement title with transfer, and is not subject to

odometer requirements, and all ownership releases are provided with the transaction, the owners of

record do not have to sign the application. However, someone must certify to the disposition of the

title (by signing on line 19).

NOTE: Versions of Form 515’s prior to the current one (3-05)have the old signature requirements in

the instructions section. However, the new policy is in effect regardless of the revision date of the

Form 515 used to apply for replacement title. The Form 515 is being revised to include new signature

information.

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Lines 17 & 18:

• Signature of Owner, Security Interest Holder or Lessor: If there is no SIH or lessor shown

on DMV records, or they have released their interest, all registered owners shown on DMV

records must sign. If the security interest holder shown on DMV records is applying for the

replacement title, the security interest holder must sign the application. In this situation, if they are

to remain on the title, the registered owner signature is not required. See EXCEPTION and

NOTE above.

Line 19:

• Signature Of Person Certifying The Title Is Lost, Destroyed, Or Mutilated, If Not An

Owner Shown On DMV Records: This line is signed when a person, other than the owner on

record, is certifying the title is lost, destroyed or mutilated. The owner(s) of record is still required

to sign the application on line 17, even if they are unable to certify as to the disposition of

the title. See EXCEPTION above.

BACK

The back of the application for replacement title contains information and instructions for completing the

form.

See Chapter I for information regarding obtaining an expedited replacement title due to reasons

related to odometer disclosure requirements.

NOTICE OF TRANSACTION SUBMITTED

• Attached to this form is a yellow Notice of Transaction Submitted. This notice serves as evidence

that a title and registration transaction has been submitted to DMV. The Notice of Transaction

Submitted is only valid when the application has been stamped or validated by DMV. It also

serves as a receipt when initial or renewal registration has been applied for. This form should be

forwarded to the customer when it is received from DMV with the validating stamp.

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Chapter D: Application for Replacement Title, Form 515

Example of APPLICATION FOR REPLACEMENT TITLE, FORM 735-515

The actual size of the form is 8 ½" x 11."

(front)

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Example of APPLICATION FOR REPLACEMENT TITLE, FORM 735-515

The actual size of the form is 8 ½" x 11."

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Chapter E:

Miscellaneous Title Application Information

SIGNATURES ON TITLE APPLICATION

DMV has developed guidelines for signatures on title documents:

• Signatures on Oregon title applications must be a person’s full name. If a person’s full name includes

initials, initials are allowed in the signature for the first and middle name, but not for the last name.

• At least one registered owner must sign the application for title.

• If a business name is listed as the registered owner, someone must sign for the company. DMV will accept

an authorized representative’s signature; however, it is clearer if the business signs with their business name

along with the signature of an authorized representative, such as:

• Auto World by (signature of authorized representative); or

• (Signature of authorized representative) for Auto World

• No signature is required for a security interest holder.

• If the application shows a lessee and lessor and no security interest holder, only the signature of the lessee

is required.

• If a lessee, lessor and security interest holder are to be shown on the title, the signature of both the lessee

and lessor are required on the application. The exception to this is when the lessor and security interest

holder are the same. In these instances, only the lessee must sign.

• An owner’s “mark” in lieu of a signature is acceptable as long as it is accompanied by the signatures of two

witnesses.

• When a signature is required to be witnessed before a notary public, the document must bear the imprint of

the seal or stamp of the notary performing the notarization. The notary public also must sign the notarization.

Doing Business As (D.B.A.) Signatures

When the application lists the owner as an individual or company doing business as (DBA) another name,

DMV must have a signature from the primary individual or company. DMV will not accept a signature from

the DBA name only. For example: if the vehicle is owned by John Doe DBA Ajax Autos, then John Doe is the

primary owner and a signature is required from John Doe.

Leasing

A lease is a contract by which the owner (lessor) of a vehicle gives another person (lessee) the right to possess

and use the vehicle for a specified period of time in exchange for periodic payment.

A “lessee” is one who leases or rents property from another.

A “lessor” is one who grants a lease or rents property to another.

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The lessor may designate whether the lessor or the lessee will be considered the registered owner of the

vehicle, regardless of the length of the lease. If the lessee is not to be shown on the title, the application for title

must be completed with the name and address of the lessor shown as the registered owner. In this case,

there should be no indication on the application there is a lease involved.

When the lessor is shown as the registered owner, the lessor must sign the application even though the lessee

will be operating the vehicle.

The lessee is required to be shown as the registered owner of a vehicle in order to qualify for certain types of

registration or fees. If the application is for the following registration types, both the lessee and lessor must be

shown on the title. These registration types include:

• Government owned or operated (E plates)

• Farm (F plates)

• Tow/Recovery (TW plates)

• Charitable/Non-Profit (CN plates)

• Disabled Veteran (D plates)

• Ex-POW (PW plates)

• Amateur Radio Operator (HAM plates)

• Permanent Fleet (PF plates)

• National Guard (NG plates)

• Manufactured Structure (trailer) Toters (T plates)

• Group Plates (Some group plates are issued only to qualified applicants)

If a customer requests, or the title documents indicate, a title be issued showing lessee/lessor, the Form

735-226 should be completed as follows:

• The lessee’s name(s), address, date of birth (if applicable) and customer number as shown on their ODL

or identification card should appear in the owner/lessee section. Check the box to indicate lessee or

owner.

• The lessor’s name, address, date of birth (if applicable) and customer number should be shown at the

bottom of the security interest holder section.

• When there is a lessee, lessor and security interest holder, the security interest holder’s name, address,

date of birth (if applicable) and customer number is shown in the top part of the security interest holder

section.

• If a lessee, lessor and security interest holder are to be shown on the title, the signature of both the lessee

and lessor are required on the application. The exception to this is when the lessor and security interest

holder are the same. In these instances, only the lessee must sign.

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If the lessee is a company, the company name should be shown in the registered owner section of the application.

The address must be the address of the company, not the address of the employee who will be operating the

vehicle. If the vehicle is primarily located at an address other than the company address, such as the employee’s

residence, that address may be entered on the Vehicle Address line of the application. (See section titled

Customer Number and Address, Chapter A.)

Note: It is not acceptable to show the lessor in the registered owner section with the lessee listed with a

“c/o” address.

When applying for a replacement title, the lessor does not need the signature of the lessee. If the lessor is

transferring interest in the vehicle, all requirements for release of interest must be met including the release of the

lessee or statement of lease termination (See Chapter F).

Corrections on Title Applications

The following errors can be corrected on a title application:

• Addresses

• Customer numbers

• Dates of birth

• The VIN (If one or two characters only and not in the sequential portion. If in the sequential portion, a

new Form 226 must be submitted).

• Vehicle information (make or year)

Do not complete the Statement of Error or Erasure of a Name, Form 735-502, for the above corrections;

Form 735-502 is for an error or erasure of a name only. To make corrections for the items listed above:

1. Mark a single line through the incorrect information.

2. Write the correct information above the incorrect information. If there isn’t room above, write the correct

information as close as possible to the incorrect information.

3. Initial the correction. When making a correction to the VIN, or any other unusual correction, explain the

correction in the “remarks” section. The person making the explanation must give their name and title.

This does not apply to name corrections. You need to complete the Statement of Error or Erasure of a

Name, Form 502, if a name is entered in error. (See Chapter F)

Vehicle Identification Number Inspection

In certain situations, vehicles must be inspected to verify the vehicle identification number (VIN) prior to

issuance of an Oregon title.

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When A VIN Inspection Is Required

1) For a vehicle previously titled in another state or country;

2) When a vehicle is initially being titled as an assembled, reconstructed, or replica vehicle;

3) For any vehicle that has been totaled, wrecked, dismantled, disassembled or substantially altered, or

where DMV has an indication that the vehicle has been damaged (for example, a salvage title, salvage bill

of sale, wrecker’s bill of sale, regular title with damage brand, etc.); or

4) For any vehicle not certified by the manufacturer as conforming to US Federal vehicle standards.

Who May Do Inspections

DMV may do VIN inspections. Oregon State Police or other designated law enforcement agencies may do

VIN inspections, when referred by DMV. Dealers may do inspections under limited circumstances.

When a Dealer May and May Not Perform VIN Inspections

The following are requirements and conditions for VIN inspections performed by an Oregon dealer:

• The dealer must have a current dealer certificate issued by DMV.

• Dealers may do inspections for vehicles coming from out-of-state, if the vehicle is one they will sell (not on

consignment).

• Dealers may do inspections for US Federal government titled vehicles in their stock when there is no

indication on the documents that the vehicle is from out of country.

• The vehicle being inspected must be a vehicle the dealer will sell (not on consignment). A VIN inspection

is not valid if there is no bill of sale from the dealer who performed the inspection.

• If the vehicle is to be titled in the name of the dealership, the VIN inspection done by that dealer is valid if

it was performed prior to the decision to title in the name of the dealership.

• Dealers may not perform inspections on vehicles that they are titling in the name of the owner of the

dealership or to one of their employees.

• Dealers may not do inspections for vehicles coming from out of country.

• Dealers may not do inspections for vehicles covered in situations 2), 3), and 4) as listed in the section

above titled When A VIN Inspection Is Required.

• Dealers may not do inspections on vehicles as a paid service to the public for transactions they are not

involved in.

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Chapter E. Miscellaneous Title Application Information

Instructions for Dealers to Conduct the VIN Inspection

When a VIN inspection is required, a DMV VIN Inspection, Form 735-11 (see example), must be completed,

the VIN inspection fee collected and both submitted with the title documents.

• Complete the applicant and vehicle information on Form 735-11.

• Check the public VIN plate on the vehicle. (Usually on the dash, visible through the windshield.)

• Check to see that the VIN plate is securely attached.

• Write the number found in the spaces provided on the Form 735-11.

• Complete the appropriate information in the VIN inspection area indicating: VIN location; VIN type;

VIN attached by; and condition of VIN. Check the Federal Standards Sticker (usually on the doorframe)

to make sure it agrees with the VIN plate. (Note: The federal standards sticker was not required on

one stage vehicles until September 1, 1969 and on multi-stage vehicles until January 1, 1972.)

• If the public VIN is missing or if the number does not agree with the number on the Federal Standards

Sticker or the ownership documents, refer the inspection to DMV. DMV may refer the vehicle to law

enforcement for inspection.

• If the Federal Standards Sticker is missing or loose, or if there are other obvious signs that the public VIN

or Federal Standards Sticker may have been tampered with, the vehicle must be inspected by DMV.

• The person who actually inspects the vehicle must sign the Form 735-11.

• Collect the $7 VIN inspection fee and submit with the title documents.

If The VIN on the Vehicle Does Not Match the Title

If there are any problems with the VIN on the vehicle or differences between that number and the number on

the title documents, further inspection and/or documentation is required before DMV can accept a title application.

The sequential portion of the VIN is generally the last 6 digits, which identify a specific vehicle. The nonsequential

portion of the VIN is the remainder of the number, which identifies such things as the year, model,

make, assembly plant, etc.

ERROR IN NON-SEQUENTIAL PORTION OF

VIN

If there is a discrepancy in the number on the vehicle and the

number on the title documents and that difference is in the nonsequential

portion of the VIN, an explanation of that difference

should be included on the Form 11. If that is the only problem

with the VIN, the Form 11 may be submitted to DMV along

with the title documents. DMV may, upon review, ask for further

documentation or further inspection of the vehicle, but generally

does not require a corrected title from the original state.

If there are other problems

such as the VIN on the

vehicle is missing, altered,

appears to have been

tampered with, etc., the

vehicle must be referred to

DMV for further inspection.

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ERROR IN SEQUENTIAL PORTION OF VIN

If there is a discrepancy in the sequential portion of the VIN:

• Contact the state that issued the title;

• Obtain either a corrected title from the state of issuance or a letter from that jurisdiction stating that the

VIN on the vehicle and their records match. The letter must also state that the title was issued with an

incorrect VIN.

If An Error Is Made On the VIN Inspection Form

If an error is made in the VIN section, a new form must be completed. If the error is in the vehicle description

(other than the VIN), owner section or another section of the form, an explanation of the error/alteration must

be given.

VIN Problems

Any problems relating to the VIN on the vehicle or documents need to be taken care of before the application

for title is submitted to DMV except when you are referring the vehicle to DMV for further inspection. To

avoid not being able to provide your purchaser with a title in a timely manner or not being able to provide them

with a title at all, such as when the vehicle turns out to be stolen, VIN problems should be identified and

addressed whenever possible prior to the sale of the vehicle. Dealers may choose to inspect vehicles at the

time of purchase to confirm the documents match the vehicle. For their own protection, they may also choose

to inspect those types of vehicles and documents not required to be inspected by law.

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Example of VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER INSPECTION, FORM 11

FRONT

The actual size of the form is 8 ½" x 11."

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Example of VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER INSPECTION, FORM 11

BACK

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Chapter G:

Ownership Documents

MANUFACTURER’S CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN (MCO)

DMV requires a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) to be submitted with all title applications for

new vehicles. An MCO is also required for any reconstructed motor truck built using a component (glider) kit,

which has not previously been titled or registered in Oregon or another jurisdiction.

The following items must be included on an MCO:

• The year, make, and vehicle identification number of the vehicle; and

• The manufacturer of the vehicle; and

• An assignment of ownership from the manufacturer (notarization is not required).

The manufacturer of the vehicle must issue the MCO, unless the manufacturer has authorized

someone else to issue it.

Remember, any security interest holder shown on the MCO must:

• Appear on the title application, or

• Sign a release of interest. If the security interest holder is a business, the release must include the business

name and a representative’s signature.

See the example of an MCO on the following page.

If the MCO has been lost, mutilated or destroyed, DMV will accept:

1. A copy of the original MCO with a statement signed by the dealership owner or office manager to the

effect “I certify this is a true copy and no other title application has been or will be made for this vehicle; or

2. A certified copy of the manufacturer’s invoice to the dealer signed by the dealership owner or office

manager with a statement to the effect: “I certify this to be a true copy”; or

3. A duplicate MCO issued by the manufacturer. A duplicate MCO is the same as an original, but in most

cases has “duplicate” stamped on the face of the statement or certificate.

If the MCO is required but was not issued, DMV will accept:

1. A statement signed by the manufacturer indicating an MCO was never issued; and

2. A statement from the manufacturer indicating to whom they assigned their interest in the vehicle; and

3. Connecting bills of sale or releases from subsequent purchasers.

When either of the documents covered in 1 or 2 above is provided, the dealership owner or office

manager must also certify that the original MCO was lost or destroyed.

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Signatures and Releases:

A release of interest from a dealership is required when they sell a new vehicle. If the party to whom the vehicle

was assigned is a DBA, the releasing signature must be from the person or parent company. For example, if

the vehicle is owned by John Doe, DBA Ajax Autos, then John Doe is the owner and a signature is required

from John Doe.

When an MCO shows a flooring company, no release from that company is needed. Vehicles are “floored”

when they are financed so the dealer can obtain possession of the vehicles to include in their inventory, and the

loan is gradually reduced as the vehicles are sold.

All owners (registered owners and security interest holders) listed on the MCO must be shown on the application

for title. If an owner on the MCO is not listed on the application, DMV requires a release of interest from them

or a new application for title must be completed to show all owners.

This is an example of an MCO with a proper release and reassignment.

(front)

(back)

OREGON TITLES

An Oregon certificate of title must be obtained (or applied for) prior to the issuance of Oregon registration

plates. The Oregon title is mailed to the security interest holder, or lessor, if there is one, to be retained until the

security interest or lease has been satisfied. If there is no security interest holder or lessor, the title is mailed to

the registered owner(s).

The VIN on a certificate of title follows the frame of the vehicle and not the body or motor. The frame is basic

to a vehicle, whereas a motor and body are interchangeable. For that reason, a certificate of title need not

accompany the sale of a motor.

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The Oregon title for a vehicle that has been totaled, destroyed, dismantled or substantially altered,

must be surrendered to Oregon DMV. A salvage title may be applied for if the vehicle is to be sold or

repaired.

An Oregon title is valid until:

• a later title is issued by Oregon DMV, or

• a later title is issued by another state or jurisdiction, or

• it is cancelled by Oregon DMV.

CURRENT OREGON TITLE FORM

The most current version of the Oregon Certificate of Title is dated May 2004. DMV began issuing conforming

titles on January 2, 1992. Titles issued prior to January 2, 1992 are still valid.

The following is a description of certain features on the May 2004 title form and instructions on how to use the

certificate of title to transfer ownership.

FRONT

Title Brands This area has a bold red outline and is used to indicate whether the vehicle has

previously been damaged in another state, totaled, assembled, reconstructed, or is a replica vehicle

or a glider kit. Note: the registration card produced with this title version also has a title

brand area; see title example on following page.

• Middle Section This section is not to be used to release interest in the vehicle. Registered

owners must release interest and disclose the odometer reading on the back of the title. The

middle section allows the registered owner to make application for title (without completing a

separate application) when the only change is to remove a security interest holder. An odometer

disclosure is not required in this situation. One registered owner must sign this section and send the

title to DMV along with the title fee to have a clear title issued. The title will be mailed to the

address on the customer’s file. (See section titled Customer Number and Address, Chapter A.)

• Bottom Section This area is used to show any security interest holders. The security interest

holder’s release is made in this section on the front of the title.

BACK

Application instructions, odometer instructions, seller notice requirements, and title brand information.

One reassignment/disclosure area with space for a reassignment of interest and the odometer disclosure so

buyer and seller can complete both requirements at the same time.

• Reassignment There is only one reassignment area. Must be completed by the owner(s) shown

on the title (seller) and the buyer of the vehicle. The seller must provide the buyer’s printed name,

address, and date of sale or transfer. If the vehicle is subject to odometer, the seller must complete

the odometer disclosure area. All owners do not have to sign on the title itself. They can sign a

separate release or bill of sale. At least one buyer must print and sign their name, which indicates

that they are aware of and agree with the odometer disclosure that has been provided by the seller.

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• Lien Lienholder to be recorded and shown on new title may be indicated in this space (but must

also be shown on the Oregon application for title).

OREGON TITLE DESIGNS

A previous revision of this chapter (January 2004) indicated there was a new Oregon title with a revision date

of 1/04. However, this title revision (1/04) was never actually issued. A new revision dated 5/04 was released

instead. An example is shown below. It is 7" X 8" and the color is blue and light red with a blue border. The

major changes are a bold red outline area for title brands on the front, and only one reassignment area on the

back. The registration card for this title version is also shown, as it is the first version with a title brand area on

it. Examples of other versions of Oregon titles are on the following pages.

(front)

(back)

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Below is an example of the Oregon title revision with date of October 2002. This title is 7" X 8" and the color

is blue and light red with a blue border.

(front)

(back)

Below is an example of the Oregon title revision with date of November 2001. This title is 7" X 8" and the color

is blue and light red with a blue border.

(front)

(back)

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DMV discontinued issuing the 7" X 8" lavender titles in January 1992. There are still valid titles of this design

in circulation.

(front)

(back)

DMV discontinued issuing the 7" X 8" green border titles in January 1986. However, there are still valid

titles of this design in circulation.

(front)

(back)

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DMV discontinued issuing the 3" X 5" green border titles in October 1979. However, there are still valid titles

of this design in circulation.

(front)

(back)

OUT-OF-STATE TITLES

Oregon requires the current out-of-state certificate of title, salvage title, or salvage certificate to be submitted

with an application for Oregon title for a vehicle from another state. The only exception is if the state does not

issue certificates of title, salvage titles, or salvage certificates. If the state does not issue these ownership

documents, DMV requires other acceptable proofs of ownership.

All titles list the registered owner and most list liens or security interest holder information. All titles provide a

place for the registered owner(s) to release interest and most titles provide a place for the security interest

holder(s) to release interest.

Each state may differ in its ownership structure. Some of the ownership structures you may see are as follows:

• John Doe and Mary Doe

• John Doe and/or Mary Doe

• John Doe or Mary Doe

• John Doe/Mary Doe

• John Doe and Mary Doe JTRS

• John Doe and Mary Doe JTWROS

(JTRS and JTWROS both mean Joint Tenancy With Right of Survivorship.)

Along with these varied formats, the release of ownership also varies from state to state.

You will find that some states issue a non-negotiable title to the registered owner and the negotiable title to the

security interest holder; some states have an additional form for the security interest holder to release interest

on. Some states also issue Non-Repairable Vehicle Certificates, “Junk” Certificates, or a title that carries

some other brand that indicates the vehicle is not to be retitled or that the vehicle has no resale value except as

a source of parts or scrap. When an ownership document for a vehicle from another jurisdiction contains a

word, term, brand, or notation indicating that the vehicle is not intended to be retitled, DMV will not issue an

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Oregon title. The following are some terms that would indicate that DMV cannot issue a title: destroyed,

dismantled, hulk, junk, non-rebuildable, non-repairable, parts only, scrap, wreck or wrecker only.

Some states issue titles with a “Bonded” brand that includes an expiration date. The titling state will issue a

bonded title when an applicant has possession of a vehicle but was unable to provide adequate documentation

to establish ownership. The state requires a bond which will remain in effect for a specific period of time. If in

that period of time no claim is made to recover the bond, it is returned and the brand can be removed from the

title. Oregon DMV currently does not have authority to issue a branded title when we receive application for

title for these types of vehicles. Therefore, we will accept bonded titles as valid ownership documents and

issue an Oregon title. No brands will be reflected on the Oregon title issued. A Certification of Ownership

Facts, DMV Form 550 , must accompany any application for Oregon title where a bonded title is submitted as

the ownership document. If additional evidence of ownership is available, it should be submitted with the

application and certification forms.

Oregon DMV MAY follow the requirements specified by other states for their titles if we can

determine what those requirements are. You may contact DMV Customer Assistance (see contact

information in the Foreword), or the individual state that issued the title for information regarding the

necessary releases and forms required to process your documents. The laws followed must be from one

state; for example, we will not accept half of the transaction documents from California and half of them

from Oregon. The customer would then be stating they followed two states’ laws. If we are unable to

determine the other state’s requirements, the customer will be asked to obtain a title in the other state first.

They may then bring that title to Oregon to apply for title. (See the Reference Sources section later in this

chapter regarding publications that provide information on title requirements for various states.)

IMPORTED VEHICLE TITLES

Certain imported vehicles require unique information to title and register in Oregon. These include vehicles:

a. Previously titled or registered in another country;

b. Not manufactured for sale in the United States (having an MCO that was issued by other than the US

authorized distributor); and

c. Registered by the US Military or State Department.

Imported vehicle title transactions have the same requirements as other vehicles, such as DEQ, federal odometer,

releases from previous owners, domicile and residency and VIN inspections.

Additional Requirements

All VIN inspections for imported vehicles must be performed by DMV, Oregon State Police when referred by

Oregon DMV, Oregon law enforcement with whom Oregon DMV has an agreement to perform VIN

inspections, law enforcement from another state, provost marshal, commanding officer, or military police. A

dealer may not do VIN inspections on imported vehicles, such as those listed in the section above,

nor refer the vehicle to law enforcement for inspection. DMV does not require a VIN inspection for an

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imported vehicle that is a new vehicle (never titled or registered) that has been manufactured to meet U.S.

Federal EPA and DOT standards and is in compliance at the time it is imported.

You must provide any ownership documents available with proper releases from previous owners. The ownership

document may be a registration certificate.

In addition to the original ownership documents from the country in which the vehicle was last titled and/or

registered, DMV needs the following:

I. Certified translation of any document written in a language which uses an alphabet different than English

(e.g., Arabic, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, etc.).

II. For vehicles which were not manufactured for distribution in the United States, DMV needs proof of

compliance that indicates the vehicle meets US Federal Safety and Emissions Standards, or is exempt

from those standards. ORS 803.045, 803.210 & OAR 735.022-090 (1) give DMV authority to request

proof of compliance. A Federal standard sticker is not considered proof of compliance. Proof of compliance

may be one of the following:

A. Any U.S. Customs form that contains all the following:

1. Vehicle description (must include at least the VIN) and;

2. A U.S. Customs stamp that includes the date of entry, and the port.

(DMV will accept copies of these documents)

Note: If the customs document submitted is an Affidavit for Non-Resident or Temporary

Entry, it is not evidence of compliance unless it specifically states the vehicle meets US EPA

and DOT requirements.

B. A letter from the manufacturer of the vehicle that clearly identifies the vehicle (VIN) and states that

at the time the vehicle was manufactured it was made to meet U.S. Federal EPA and DOT standards

for emissions and safety.

1. If the letter does not indicate United States federal standards, they may be referring to federal

standards of another country. Read the letter thoroughly. Sometimes these letters include

“except, . .”. The “except” may mean it actually does not meet U.S. standards. If the

vehicle does not comply with U.S. Federal passive restraint requirements, it must be

brought into compliance. If the vehicle does not comply with dashboard labeling, this means the

odometer reads in kilometers. This must be converted before customs will allow the vehicle to be

imported.

C. An MCO. Not all vehicles that have been issued an MCO have been manufactured to U.S. specifications.

1. Usually a vehicle made to U.S. specifications will show the original assigned dealer or distributor

with a U.S. address. The exception is vehicles issued to Overseas Military Sales Corporation

(OMSC). Vehicles sold through this organization are built to U.S. emission and safety standards

to be sold to military personnel overseas.

D. A NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Form HS-7 stamped by U.S. customs

with the date of entry and port name. This form is only acceptable by itself if items 1 or 2A are marked.

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If item 2B is marked, it must be accompanied by a letter from the manufacturer. If item 3 is marked,

it must be accompanied by a DOT Bond release letter. If any other item is marked on this form,

Oregon will not title the vehicle.

E. An EPA Form 3520-1 that has been stamped by U.S. customs with the date of entry and port name.

F. Letters from NHTSA and EPA stating this vehicle meets U.S. emission and safety standards.

If you have any questions regarding the U.S. Customs requirements for vehicle inspections, you may contact:

• U.S. Customs at (503) 326-3515 (Portland area); (541) 267-6312 (Coos Bay); (541) 265-6456

(Newport); (503) 325-5541 (Astoria); or (208) 334-9062 (Boise) or write to:

U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

PO BOX 55580

Portland OR 97238-5580;

NOTE: it is recommended that you telephone Customs to discuss their requirements

• U.S. EPA at (202) 564-9660 or write to:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Vehicle Programs & Compliance Division (6405-J), Attn Imports

401 M Street, S.W.

Washington D.C. 20460;

• U.S. DOT (Department of Transportation) at (202) 366-4000 or write to:

OFFICE OF VEHICLE SAFETY

Compliance Organization, Imports Division

NSA-32, NHTSA

400 7th St. S.W.

Washington D. C. 20590.

We do not require proof of compliance with U.S. Federal standards when:

• The vehicle has previously been titled or registered in Oregon or another state. (This applies even if the

vehicle has left the country and returned. Since Customs and NHTSA do not require proof of standards

upon return, neither does Oregon.)

• The MCO indicates the vehicle was manufactured to meet U.S. federal standards. Some manufacturers

only issue an MCO if the vehicle was made to U.S. specifications. These are:

– Audi – Long Chi utility trailers

– BMW – Saab

– Frames from Tripoli Manufac. Inc. – Volkswagen

– Harley Davidson – Volvo

– Mercedes Benz

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• The vehicle is a snowmobile, ATV, forklift or other vehicle or equipment of this nature.

• The vehicle is year model:

− 25 years or older; it is not subject to federal safety standards

− 21 years or older; it is not subject to federal emissions standards

• Vehicles imported from a U.S. protectorate or territory.

Imported vehicles also need a completed and signed Certification Of Liens And Compliance With Federal

Emission And Safety Standards On An Imported Vehicle, Form 735-6436, signed by the owner as shown

on the out-of-country ownership document and by the applicant for Oregon title. If the owner shown on the

out of country ownership document is not available to sign the Certificate of Liens, the applicant may certify

that the vehicle is free of all liens and encumbrances with their signature in the Certification of Compliance

section.

VEHICLES IMPORTED FROM CANADA

Vehicles imported from Canada have the same title requirements as other vehicles plus a few additional

requirements. To title a vehicle imported from Canada, DMV needs:

1. An ownership document

2. Application for Title

3. A VIN Inspection (a dealer may not do a VIN inspection on an imported vehicle)

4. Odometer disclosures (if applicable)

5. DEQ (if applicable)

6. Releases from previous owners

7. Fees

8. Proof the vehicle meets, or is exempt from, U.S. emission and safety standards. (Refer to the

previous section in this chapter for information.)

9. Certification of Liens and Compliance With Federal Emission and Safety Standards on an

Imported Vehicle, Form 735-6436. (Refer to the previous section in this chapter for information.)

Ownership Documents - New Vehicles

New vehicles from Canada may have an MCO. They may also have a New Vehicle Information Statement

(NVIS). The NVIS is a form that the first assigned dealership completes for the vehicle. DMV does not

recognize the NVIS as an ownership document. A NVIS is not a secure document and does not give

DMV the complete ownership trail from the manufacturer to the applicant. DMV WILL NOT ACCEPT

THE NVIS AS AN OWNERSHIP DOCUMENT.

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An MCO is required on all vehicles with a model year of 1988 or newer that were built by a manufacturer; or

are reconstructed motor trucks built using a component kit.

If an MCO is required but was not issued, DMV will accept the following:

• A statement signed by the manufacturer indicating an MCO was never issued and to whom they assigned

their interest in the vehicle; and

• Connecting bills of sale or releases from subsequent purchasers.

If the manufacturer will not provide a statement, we must have the Canadian registration card. This means that

a dealer, broker, and/or individuals may have to register the vehicle in Canada before applying for title in

Oregon. If they are unable or unwilling to do so, DMV will not issue an Oregon title.

Ownership Documents - Used Vehicles

Canadian provinces do not issue titles for vehicles. The only ownership document for a vehicle previously

registered in Canada is a registration certificate. The three most common provinces and registration certificates

are as follows (see examples later in this chapter):

• British Columbia: The registrations are in two parts and have a space for a validated signature or a

validated stamp. The upper portion of the certificate is the insurance portion and the lower portion is the

vehicle registration. The Canadian owner may turn the insurance portion back in to get credit for any

remaining portion of the insurance. Therefore, DMV will accept the lower portion of this certificate, the

Vehicle Registration.

• Ontario: The registration certificate has a space for the signature of the Minister of Transportation.

Ontario does not require an office/bureau number and an effective date to be printed on the registration.

• Alberta: The registration certificate has a printed agent number and validated date.

If the owner on the out of country registration does not have the valid Canadian registration, they need to

attempt to get a replacement registration from the Canadian Province where the vehicle was registered. If they

cannot get a replacement registration, they need to submit a written statement from the DMV of the Canadian

Province where the vehicle was registered. The statement must identify the vehicle and state the last owner

according to their records. DMV must receive the original written statement or letter.

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REFERENCE SOURCES

There are publications that provide information on title requirements in various states. Oregon DMV is aware

of manuals published by R.L. Polk, Peck and N.A.D.A. (there may be others). These manuals contain information

for each state in the U.S. In addition to driver license and miscellaneous information for each state, the manuals

contain information regarding:

Titles and Supporting Documents

• Application for Title and Transfer of Ownership

• Application for Registration

Registration Fees and Taxes

• Security Interest and Repossession

• Operation of Law

All three of these manuals list addresses and telephone numbers for each state’s DMV.

• Polk’s Motor Vehicle Registration Manual can be ordered by contacting:

Polk

Publications and Services

26955 Northwestern Hwy

Southfield, MI 48034

1-800-435-7804 x 7737

• Peck’s Title Book can be ordered by contacting:

Stephens-Peck, Inc.

PO Box 1826

Salt Lake City UT 84110

• N.A.D.A.’s Book can be ordered by contacting:

N.A.D.A.

PO Box 7800

Costa Mesa CA 92628-9862

1-800-966-6232

AAA Digest of Motor Laws contains general information about motor vehicle laws and lists the DMV addresses

and telephone numbers for each state. You can purchase the AAA Digest of Motor Laws from your local

AAA.

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Examples of CANADIAN REGISTRATION

Example of ONTARIO REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE

Example of ALBERTA REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE

Example of BRITISH COLUMBIA REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE

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INTRODUCTION

Definition of “TOTALED” - A “Totaled” vehicle is:

• A vehicle that is declared a total loss by an insurer that is obligated to cover the loss, or a vehicle that the

insurer takes possession of or title to. This applies to both damaged and stolen vehicles.

• A vehicle that is stolen, if it is not recovered within 30 days of the date of the theft and if the loss is not

covered by an insurer.

• A vehicle that has sustained damage that is not covered by an insurer and the estimated cost to repair the

vehicle is equal to at least 80 percent of the retail market value of the vehicle prior to the damage. “Retail

market value” is determined by using publications relied upon by financial institutions doing business in

Oregon.

The word “totaled” will appear on any Oregon title or salvage title issued for a vehicle that has been

declared totaled. The word “totaled” will appear in addition to any other brand or designation such as

“assembled,” “reconstructed,” or “replica.” However, it may appear alone on a salvage title.

SURRENDERING THE TITLE/NOTIFYING DMV

Vehicle Not Covered By An Insurer:

The owner of the vehicle that is totaled due to damage must surrender the certificate of title to DMV within 30

days of the date the vehicle became totaled and apply for a salvage title. (Instructions on how to apply for a

salvage title follow later in this chapter.)

A stolen vehicle not recovered within 30 days of the theft is considered a totaled vehicle. The owner should

report the theft to law enforcement immediately. If the vehicle has not been recovered, the owner must notify

DMV within 60 days from the date of the theft by completing Section 1 of the Stolen Vehicle Notification,

Form 735-6927 and submitting it to DMV, and provide evidence that the vehicle was reported to law

enforcement. The vehicle record will be marked to indicate the vehicle is totaled and title was not surrendered.

Once the vehicle is recovered, the owner should notify DMV whether the vehicle is totaled due to damage or

not by submitting Section 2 of Form 6927 and all requirements (such as surrendering title and applying for new

title, etc.). A VIN inspection and VIN inspection fee are also required when a new title is applied for.

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STOLEN VEHICLE NOTIFICATION TO DMV, FORM 735-6927

BACK

Information about stolen vehicle procedures and instructions to complete the form.

FRONT (SECTION 1 AND SECTION 2)

• Vehicle description: Plate number, year, make and body style.

• Vehicle identification number (VIN): The complete VIN must be listed here.

Oregon title number: If applicable.

• Police agency reported to: The name of the law enforcement agency where the police report was

filed.

• Police report number: The case number of the police report filed.

• Name(s) of registered owner(s): Full name of owner(s).

• Address: Must indicate where the registered owner may be contacted if more information is needed.

• Telephone Number: The phone number is optional but is helpful if more information needed.

• Signature: Registered owner’s signature.

Submit section 1 to report the unrecovered stolen vehicle. When the vehicle is recovered, submit

section 2. Before the vehicle can be registered, DMV will need to do a VIN inspection of the vehicle.

Example of STOLEN VEHICLE NOTIFICATION, FORM 735-6927

The actual size of the form is 8 ½" x 11" (on orange paper).

(front)

(back)

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SELLING A TOTALED VEHICLE

Any business or individual who declares a vehicle totaled needs to give the buyer the salvage title. If the title was

surrendered to Oregon DMV and no salvage title was issued, the seller must give the buyer a bill of sale that states:

• The vehicle is totaled;

• The title has been surrendered to DMV; and

• The vehicle must be retitled as an assembled, reconstructed, or replica vehicle; or the vehicle is a recovered

stolen vehicle that is not totaled because of damage.

BUYING OR SELLING A TOTALED VEHICLE

Anyone who acquires a totaled vehicle with a title that has not been surrendered, must surrender the title to

DMV. The title must also include releases from all persons or companies shown on the title. If the vehicle is

going to be rebuilt or sold, a salvage title must be applied for. (The offense for not surrendering a title for a

totaled vehicle is a Class A misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail, a fine of up

to $5,000 or both.)

RETITLING RECOVERED STOLEN VEHICLES

A vehicle declared totaled by an insurer only because it was stolen is subject to salvage title provisions.

However, if the vehicle is recovered and it is not totaled because of damage, the vehicle will not have to

be titled as a totaled and assembled, reconstructed, or replica vehicle when the proper evidence is

submitted with the application for title that indicates the vehicle is not “totaled” due to damage.

Vehicle Recovered - Theft Loss Covered by an Insurer:

If the vehicle was NOT totaled due to damage when recovered, the insurer must provide a written

statement. The written statement must accompany the title application and must say that the vehicle is

NOT totaled according to Oregon law. If this statement is not provided by the insurance company, the

vehicle can only be retitled as totaled and either assembled, reconstructed, or replica.

A VIN inspection and VIN inspection fee are required when a new title is applied for. The VIN inspection may

only be done by DMV or or a designated law enforcement agency.

NOTICE/PROOF OF COMPLIANCE, FORM 735-6017

If a vehicle is to be wrecked, disassembled or dismantled, with no intent to ever rebuild or repair the vehicle,

to transfer the vehicle or frame or unibody, or to use the frame or unibody of the vehicle in repairing or

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constructing another vehicle, DMV must be notified on a Notice of Vehicle to be Dismantled/Proof of

Compliance, Form 6017.

This form is not to be used by wreckers. The first copy of this form must be submitted to DMV no more than

7 days before the vehicle is completely destroyed. The second and third copies must be submitted to DMV

with the primary ownership document after the vehicle is completely destroyed. DMV will stamp and date one

copy of the form as proof of compliance and return it to whoever surrendered the title. If the primary ownership

document is not available to submit to DMV, the individual or business will need to contact DMV for more

information.

Example of NOTICE OF VEHICLE TO BE DISMANTLED/PROOF OF

COMPLIANCE, FORM 6017

The actual size of the form is 8 ½" x 11."

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DEFINITIONS

The following definitions are summarized from DMV Administrative Rules.

Disassemble, Dismantle, Wreck

• Total destruction of the vehicle such as where the vehicle is taken apart with the intention of never again

being operated as a vehicle (regardless of whether or not the frame or unibody will be used to repair,

rebuild, or construct another vehicle).

• The crushing, compacting, or shredding of the vehicle.

• The engine, drive train, and transmission are removed and the frame or unibody is sold or transferred

separate from these parts.

• The permanent removal of the wheels and frame or undercarriage of a trailer.

• The vehicle no longer meets the definition of a vehicle under ORS 801.590.

• The destruction of the frame or unibody of the vehicle.

• The clipping of any quarter, section, or half of the vehicle.

Substantially Altered

• The frame or unibody being cut, severed, or welded together with parts of two or more vehicles or other

materials.

• Changes or alterations to the body of a vehicle which cause the body to no longer resemble the original

vehicle, or which cause the vehicle to meet the definition of an assembled, reconstructed, or replica vehicle.

Salvage Titles

An Oregon Salvage Title Certificate is a legal document, which indicates that the vehicle was totaled,

wrecked, dismantled, stolen or abandoned. It also indicates ownership of the vehicle. The salvage title

is mailed to the person or firm shown on the document as owner. (There are no security interest

holders, lessors or lessees shown on the salvage title.)

The Oregon salvage title is valid until the vehicle is rebuilt, dismantled or recovered and a regular

Oregon title is issued. Salvage titles follow the frame or unibody of a vehicle. If the frame or unibody

is sold or transferred, the salvage title should be assigned and given to the new buyer.

Under OAR 735-24-170, dealers, rebuilders, wreckers, and insurers who acquire a vehicle already covered

by a salvage title issued by Oregon or a salvage title or salvage certificate issued by some other state, will

not be required to apply for an Oregon salvage title in their name. If the vehicle frame or unibody is

acquired by any other party, they must apply for salvage title in their name. Information on how to apply for a

salvage title appears later in this chapter.

If the frame or unibody is completely destroyed, the salvage title should be surrendered with a signed statement

indicating this has been done; or, if a wrecker surrenders the salvage title, a Wrecker’s Vehicle Notice to

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Driver and Motor Vehicle Services, Form 735-270, must be submitted with the salvage title. (See Chapter

Q on how to complete the Form 735-270.)

If the vehicle is repaired, rebuilt, or if the frame or unibody is used in constructing another vehicle, the salvage

title should be surrendered in support of an application for certificate of title on the assembled or reconstructed

vehicle. Information on how to apply for an assembled, reconstructed or replica vehicle title appears later in

this chapter.

Oregon began issuing Salvage Title Certificates on January 2, 1992. There are several situations in which a

salvage title must be applied for:

• When the vehicle has been wrecked, dismantled, disassembled or substantially altered (ORS 819.010)

and you intend to rebuild or repair the vehicle.

• When the vehicle has been totaled and the title is required to be surrendered (ORS 819.012 or 819.014).

• When you buy an abandoned vehicle sold under ORS 819.220 (appraised at $1,000 or less but more

than $500).

You do not need to apply for a salvage title if you do not intend to rebuild or repair the vehicle, to transfer the

vehicle, or to use the frame or unibody for repairing or constructing another vehicle.

If the vehicle has been repaired or is otherwise operable before a salvage title can be applied for, a regular

Oregon title may be applied for following the guidelines found later in this chapter regarding assembled,

reconstructed and replica vehicles.

Vehicle Types Subject To Salvage Titles

All vehicle types required to be titled or registered in this state, if operated over the highways, snowmobiles,

manufactured structures (except those exempt from title under ORS 820.510), and any other vehicle that has

been issued a certificate of title by DMV or some other jurisdiction are subject to salvage titles.

Registration/Security Interests

Any existing registration for a vehicle is canceled when a salvage title is issued. Registration is not allowed and

the vehicle may not be operated on the highways of Oregon until an application for certificate of title on the

assembled, reconstructed, or replica vehicle is applied for.

No security interest information is shown on a salvage title.

Oregon Salvage Title Certificate

The most current version of the Oregon Salvage Title is dated January 2004. The significant change with this

version is that there is now only one reassignment area on the back of the form.

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Below is an example of the January 2004 version of the Oregon Salvage Title Certificate. It is blue and pink

rainbow colored with a red border, and the size is 8" X 7".

(front)

(back)

Below is an example of the October 2002 version of the Oregon Salvage Title Certificate. It is blue and pink

rainbow colored with a red border, and the size is 8" X 7".

(front)

(back)

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Submitting Salvage Title Applications

Salvage title applications should be submitted directly to DMV headquarters office at the following address:

DMV

Attn: Totaled Vehicle Desk

1905 Lana Avenue NE

Salem OR 97314-2251

If they are not submitted in this manner, the processing time will be longer.

SALVAGE TITLE REQUIREMENTS

Following are the basic requirements needed to issue a salvage title. Further requirements may be necessary

depending on the individual transaction.

Primary Ownership Document Has Not Been Surrendered To DMV:

• A primary ownership document is required for all vehicles. A primary ownership document may include

but is not limited to: an Oregon title, an MCO, an out-of-state title, a salvage title, or a sheriff’s bill of sale.

• A completed Application for Salvage Title, Form 735-229, signed by at least one owner. A letter or

computer printout is an acceptable application as long as it contains all the information needed in a format

acceptable to DMV.

Title fees (see Chapter N).

Primary Ownership Document Has Been Surrendered To DMV:

• A completed Form 735-229, (a letter or computer printout as noted above is acceptable) signed by at

least one owner.

Title fees (see Chapter N).

REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSFERRING SALVAGE TITLES

Unless the vehicle is a totaled stolen vehicle that has been recovered with little or no damage (see below),

follow the same requirements as in the Assembled/ Reconstructed/ Replica section of this chapter.

Totaled Stolen Vehicles - No Damage

• The current Oregon salvage title certificate with proper releases from all persons or firms who previously

had an interest.

• A completed Form 735-226, signed by at least one new owner.

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• If the vehicle is not totaled due to damage, a signed statement to that effect from the insurance company.

• A VIN inspection and fee.

• Appropriate fees (See Chapter N)

REGISTRATION FOR SALVAGE VEHICLES

When the salvage title certificate is issued, the current registration is canceled. Registration is not allowed on

vehicles issued a salvage title certificate. Salvage titled vehicles may not be operated on the highways of the

state. Registration may be applied for after the vehicle is rebuilt and an Oregon title is applied for or issued.

The vehicle will be assigned a new plate number and new expiration date. Registration and a regular Oregon

title may be applied for at the same time or separately. (See Chapter L for more information on how to apply

for registration.)

APPLICATION FOR SALVAGE TITLE, FORM 735-229

Completing the Application.

Please read the section titled Customer Number and Address in Chapter A before completing the application.

Be sure all applicable boxes and spaces are filled in.

FRONT

Reason for Salvage Title:

• Check the appropriate box.

Gray Shaded Area:

• Fee boxes: See Chapter N for Fee Charts.

(Other boxes in this area are for DMV office use only.)

LINE 1:

• Present Oregon Plate Number: Plate number of vehicle at time of salvage.

• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): The VIN on the application must match the VIN on the

vehicle and Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin for new vehicles or the title for used vehicles (exceptions

are discussed in Chapter A).

Oregon Title Number (Gray Shaded Area): If applicable.

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LINE 2:

• Vehicle Description: Year, make and body style.

• Motor Power: Check the appropriate box to indicate the type of motor power. If “other” is checked,

write in the type of power that propels the vehicle. If powered by more than one type of motor power,

write in all types used.

• Equipment Number: If applicable.

• Reference Number: Optional. Prints an insurance claim/policy number and date of loss if this is

desired on the title (cannot exceed 16 characters).

LINE 3:

• Odometer Reading and Date of Reading: Must be completed to show the mileage on the odometer

and the date the mileage was recorded by the applicant. In signing the application, the applicant

certifies this information is correct.

• Odometer Disclosure Certification: Must be completed if the odometer reading is not actual

mileage or exceeds mechanical limits

LINE 4:

• Name of Owner: Full name of the registered owner. Name issued on the Salvage title will be what

is shown on the ODL, ID card or permit, for individuals.

• Customer Number and Date of Birth: This information is needed to enable DMV to locate the

customer on the DMV database files. Enter the customer number for all owners, including businesses.

LINE 5 AND 6:

• Owner’s Residence Address: Address must be the actual residence address of the registered

owner(s) or lessee(s), including the city, state and zip code. If the registered owner is a business,

use the actual Oregon location of the business. If the vehicle is primarily housed or dispatched

from a location different than the actual business address of the owner, you must also provide the

vehicle address.

• County of Residence: Fill in the owner’s county of residence.

• Mailing Address: Address must indicate where the salvage title is to be sent. Complete if the

mailing address is different from the residence address listed on line 4, including city, state and ZIP

Code.

• County of Mailing: Fill in the county of the mailing address.

LINES 7 AND 8:

• Name of Joint Owner or Lessee: Full name of the joint registered owner or lessee (for individuals,

complete as shown on ODL, ID card or instruction permit.)

• Customer Number and Date of Birth: This information is needed to enable DMV to locate the

customer on the DMV database files. Enter the customer number for all owners, including businesses.

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LINES 9 AND 10:

• One-Time Mailing Address: If the salvage title is to be mailed to an insurance company or other

interested party not listed as the owner, be sure to list the insurance company or other interested party

name and address. The name and address information that is in the registered owner’s customer file is

what will be printed on the title.

LINE 11:

• Survivorship: Check the YES or NO box to indicate survivorship. If neither box is checked, no

survivorship will be shown on the title.

LINE 12:

• Insurance Companies: If an insurance company is applying, they certify by signing the form that all

previous owners’ interest has been satisfied.

LINES 13 AND 14:

• Signature of Owner: The signature of at least one owner is required.

• Telephone Number: The phone number is optional but is helpful if more information needed.

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Example of APPLICATION FOR SALVAGE TITLE, FORM 735-229

The actual size of the form is 8 ½" x 11."

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APPLICATION FOR SALVAGE TITLE ON APPLICANT’S

FORM

Below is an example of what would be acceptable if an applicant submits the application for

salvage title in letter form.

APPLICATION FOR SALVAGE TITLE

Salvage title is being applied for because the vehicle has been totaled.

An Insurance Company

112 Main St. SE

Somewhere OR 97314

Plate: XYZ123 Year: 1992 Make: Chev

Style: PU Model: ¾ ton extended cab

VIN: 2GCFK29KXN1172391 Title: 9312303410

Reference No: 12-3456-789

An Insurance Company

112 Main St. SE

Somewhere OR 97314

By completing and signing the statement below, I am certifying that under Oregon Law, it is a crime to

knowingly make any false statement on application for title (ORS 803.070). Offense is a Class A misdemeanor

and is punishable by a jail sentence up to one year, a fine up to $5,000, or both.

Federal and state laws require I state the mileage when there is a transfer of ownership. Failure to complete an

odometer disclosure or providing a false statement may result in fines and/or imprisonment. Under Oregon

law, the offense of submitting a false odometer statement is a Class C. Felony (ORS 815.430).

Odometer Reading: 76,123 Date of Reading: 01-02-02

____ I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the odometer reading is the actual mileage.

____ I hereby certify that to the best of my knowledge, the odometer reading reflects the amount of mileage

in excess of its mechanical limits.

____ I certify that the odometer reading is not the actual mileage.

"Warning - Odometer Discrepancy"

I certify that all prior interests have been satisfied.

I certify that the information on this application is true and correct.

Signature______________________________Date _______________________

Claim Rep.: An Insurance Company Representative

Telephone number: (503) 378-0000_

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REPLACEMENT SALVAGE TITLE REQUIREMENTS

A replacement salvage title is available if the original salvage title is lost, destroyed or mutilated. An application

for replacement salvage title must be made by the person or persons to whom the salvage title was originally

issued. The replacement salvage title will be issued in the same name as the previous salvage title. The only

exceptions are:

• When the owner of record is deceased or his/her interest is transferred by operation of law, or

• When the whereabouts of the owner are unknown or the owner is otherwise unavailable to apply.

“Unavailable to apply” does not pertain if the owner of record is an insurer currently doing business in this

state, or a dealer or wrecker currently licensed by Oregon DMV.

• For a title replacement along with a transfer of ownership, when there is no odometer disclosure required,

and the new owner provides releases of interest from all owners, the new owner may apply for replacement

title (and transfer).

APPLICATION FOR REPLACEMENT SALVAGE TITLE, FORM 735-230

Completing the Application

Please read the section titled Customer Number and Address in Chapter A before completing the application.

Be sure all applicable boxes and spaces are filled in.

FRONT

Gray Shaded Area:

• Fee boxes: See Chapter N for Fee Charts.

Other boxes in this area are for DMV office use only.

Line 1:

• Present Oregon Plate Number: Plate number of vehicle as shown on DMV records.

• Vehicle Description: Year, make and body style.

• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): The VIN on the application must match the VIN on the

vehicle and the VIN listed on DMV records (exceptions are discussed in Chapter A).

Line 2:

• Motor Power: Check the appropriate box to indicate the type of motor power. If “other” is checked,

write in the type of power that propels the vehicle. If powered by more than 1 type of motor power,

write in all types used.

• Reference Number: If applicable. This area is for an insurance claim or policy number and date of

loss if this information is desired on the title (cannot exceed 16 characters).

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Title Number: List the current Oregon salvage title number if known.

Line 3:

• Name of Owner: Full name of registered owner. Name used will be what is shown on the ODL, ID

card or permit, for individuals.

• Customer Number and Date of Birth: This information is needed to enable DMV to locate the

customer on the DMV database files. Enter the customer number for all owners, including businesses.

Lines 4 & 5:

• Owner’s Residence Address: Fill in the address as it appears on the registered owner’s ODL, ID

card or permit, including the city, state and zip code. If the registered owner is a business, use the

actual Oregon location of the business. If the vehicle is primarily housed or dispatched from a location

different than the actual business address of the owner, you must also provide the vehicle address.

• County of Residence: Fill in the owner’s county of residence.

• Mailing Address: Address must indicate where the salvage title is to be sent. Complete if the mailing

address is different from the residence address listed on line 4 & 5, including the city, state and ZIP

Code. If the salvage title is to be mailed to an insurance company or other interested party, be sure to

include “c/o” indicating “in-care-of” along with the insurance company or other interested party

name and address. The name and address information that is on the first registered owner’s customer

file is what will be printed on the title.

• County of Mailing: Fill in the county of the mailing address.

Lines 6 & 7:

• Name of Joint Owner or Lessee: Full name of the joint registered owner or lessee (for individuals,

complete as shown on ODL, ID card or instruction permit.)

• Customer Number and Date of Birth: This information is needed to enable DMV to locate

the customer on the DMV database files. Enter the customer number for all owners, including

businesses.

Lines 8 & 9:

• One-Time Mailing Address: If the salvage title is to be mailed to an insurance company or other

interested party not listed as the owner, be sure to list the insurance company or other interested party

name and address. The name and address information that is in the registered owner’s customer file is

what will be printed on the title.

Line 10:

• Survivorship: Check the YES or NO box to indicate survivorship. If neither box is checked, no

survivorship will be shown on the title.

NOTE: If you have a version of the application that has a Security Interest Section, lines 11 through

16, you may disregard that section. There are no security interest holders, lessors or lessees shown

on a salvage title, therefore you may disregard this section.

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Lines 11 & 12:

• Signature of Owner: All owners shown on DMV records must sign. Signatures of registered

owners are required even if they have released interest.

EXCEPTION: DMV will accept a replacement title/title transfer transaction without the signatures of the

owners of record on the replacement title application when no odometer disclosure is required and all

ownership releases (for example, connecting bills of sale) are provided within the transaction. Line 19

of the Form 230 must be signed by a person who can attest to the disposition of the title, if the owners

of record do not sign the Form 230.

NOTE: Current (11/04 revision date) and previous Form 230’s have the old signature requirements in the

instructions section. However, the new signature policy is in effect regardless of the revision date of the

Form 230 used to apply for a replacement salvage title. Form 230 is being revised to include new

signature information.

Line 13:

• Signature of Person Certifying The Salvage Title is Lost, Destroyed, Or Mutilated, If Not

An Owner Shown On DMV Records: This line must be signed by the person certifying the title has

been lost, destroyed or mutilated if this person is not an owner shown on DMV records (e.g., a new

owner who purchased the vehicle and lost the title before they applied to DMV for title transfer). If the

person is from a business, it must be signed and countersigned.

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Example of APPLICATION FOR REPLACEMENT SALVAGE TITLE, FORM 735-230

The actual size of the form is 8 ½" x 11."

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ASSEMBLED/RECONSTRUCTED/REPLICA VEHICLES

Vehicles are titled as assembled, reconstructed, or replica vehicles when they meet the definition of a totaled

vehicle, a substantially altered vehicle or are sold under certain laws.

An Assembled Vehicle Is A Vehicle:

• With a body that does not resemble any particular year, model or make of vehicle;

• That is not a vehicle rebuilt by a manufacturer;

• That is not a vehicle built in a factory where the year, model and make are assigned at the factory; and

• That is not an antique vehicle, a vehicle of special interest, a reconstructed vehicle or a replica. (ORS

801.130)

The title will indicate the year model as the year in which the building of the vehicle was completed.

A Reconstructed Vehicle Is A Vehicle That Either:

• Has a body that resembles and primarily is a particular year, model or make of vehicle;

• Is not a vehicle rebuilt by a manufacturer;

• Is not a vehicle built in a factory where the year, model and make are assigned at the factory; and

• Is not a replica (see definition of a replica below); or

• Is a motor truck that has been rebuilt using a component kit if the manufacturer of the kit assigns a vehicle

identification number and provided a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin for the kit.

The title will show the original year model and make of the body. The word “RECONSTRUCTED” will be

printed on the title and shown on the DMV title record.

A Replica Is A Vehicle:

• With a body built to resemble and be a reproduction of another vehicle of a given year and given manufacturer.

(Example: A reproduction of a 1957 MG built with 1985 parts.) The title for a replica vehicle will show

the year and make the vehicle resembles. The word “REPLICA” will be printed on the title and shown on

the DMV title record.

Title Requirements For Assembled, Reconstructed And Replica Vehicles

The following items are required for DMV to issue a title for assembled, reconstructed and replica vehicles:

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• The title or salvage title (or equivalent documents) for the frame of the vehicle or evidence that the title has

been surrendered to Oregon or another state.

Equivalent title documents:

• Replacement title application certifying the current Oregon title has been lost, destroyed or

mutilated, if the vehicle is not subject to federal odometer requirements.

• Operation of law documents, such as a Sheriff’s bill of sale, court order, divorce decree or other legal

document showing ownership.

Evidence that the title was previously surrendered:

• A salvage title.

• If the title was surrendered to another state’s DMV and that state does not issue salvage titles, a bill of

sale from an insurer or auto wrecker, which must state the title has been surrendered for cancellation to

that state, or a letter from the other state’s DMV telling us the title was surrendered for cancellation to

a DMV office in that state.

• A letter from another state telling us the title was surrendered for cancellation to a DMV office in that

state.

• Indication on Oregon DMV records that the title was previously surrendered.

• Original bills of sale, title, MCO or equivalent documents must be submitted for each major part.

• All vehicles titled for the first time as assembled, reconstructed, or replica need a VIN inspection by DMV

or a designated law enforcement agency.

• A completed Assembled, Reconstructed or Replica Vehicle Certification, Form 735-6511, or the

certification on the back of Form 735-226.

• If you have met all of the above requirements, follow normal title application procedures. See

Chapter A.

PREVIOUS DAMAGE IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION

When an owner is applying for title for a vehicle from another jurisdiction and submits documents that show the

vehicle has been damaged or words of similar import, DMV will place a notation (brand) on the Oregon title.

Effective August 2, 2004, the “Previous Damage” notation is no longer used, and there are new title brands.

The new title brands include Flood (State Name), Glider Kit (State Name), Lemon Law (State Name),

Replica (State Name) and Branded (State Name).

If an out-of-state title has multiple brands or there is not an equivalent Oregon brand to match, DMV will issue

the certificate of title with the notation “Branded” and the name of the previous jurisdiction (e.g., “Branded-

California). If the title does not have any previous brands, “NONE” will appear in the brand box on the title.

DMV will not convert current records showing “Previous Damage”notations until those titles are received for

transfer. If the title is transferred in Oregon, the “Previous Damage” brand will be converted to “Branded

(state name).”

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Effective August 2, 2004, DMV also began using the “Glider Kit” brand, if applicable, for Oregon vehicles

retitled in Oregon with a glider kit. An Oregon vehicle will not be branded with the “Glider Kit” brand unless

the transaction includes a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin stating the kit was manufactured and sold as a

glider kit. The new brand will appear as Glider Kit (without a state name).

A brand will not be placed on the Oregon title solely because the out of state title is a bonded title. However,

a Certification of Ownership Facts, DMV Form 550, must accompany the application for Oregon title

where a bonded title is submitted as the ownership document. If additional evidence of ownership is available,

it should be submitted with the application and certification form.

TOTALED IN OREGON

The word “TOTALED” will appear on any subsequent Oregon title or salvage title issued for a vehicle that has

been declared totaled under Oregon laws. This will be in addition to any other brand or designation indicating

“assembled,” “reconstructed,” or “replica.” For vehicles that must be titled as assembled, reconstructed, or

replica, for reasons other than for totaled, the “totaled” notation will not appear on the title.

For more information on title branding call DMV Headquarters in Salem at (503) 945-5000.

“NON-REPAIRABLE” VEHICLE CERTIFICATES AND APPLYING

FOR OREGON TITLE

Some states also issue Non-Repairable Vehicle Certificates, “Junk” Certificates, or a title that carries

some other brand that indicates the vehicle is not to be retitled or that the vehicle has no resale value except as

a source of parts or scrap. When an ownership document for a vehicle from another jurisdiction contains a

word, term, brand, or notation indicating that the vehicle is not intended to be retitled, DMV will not issue an

Oregon title. The following are some terms that would indicate that DMV cannot issue a title: destroyed,

dismantled, hulk, junk, non-rebuildable, non-repairable, parts only, scrap, wreck or wrecker only.

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REGISTRATION

When a title transaction also involves registration or renewal, there may be additional requirements. These

requirements may include proof of financial responsibility (insurance), DEQ, residency/domicile, or Heavy

Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT). These topics are covered in this chapter. For information on odometer requirements,

see Chapter I.

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION, RENEWAL, REPLACEMENT

OR TRANSFER OF PLATES AND/OR STICKERS, FORM 735-268

The Application for Registration, Renewal, Replacement or Transfer of Plates and/or Stickers, Form

735-268, is used for registration transactions only. This form cannot be used to apply for title.

Completing the Application

FRONT

Gray Shaded Area:

• Permit #: When a Temporary Permit, Form 735-315,

is issued, complete the permit number.

• Fee boxes: See Chapter N for Fee Charts.

Other boxes in this area are for DMV office use only.

Line 1:

• New Plate # (Gray Shaded Area): If transferred from another vehicle, write the plate number.

In the remarks area include description of the vehicle the plates were removed from.

• Sticker # (Gray Shaded Area): DMV office use only.

• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): List the VIN as shown on the Oregon title or registration

card for the vehicle.

Oregon Title #: Current Oregon title number.

Line 2:

Please read about customer

number and address in

Chapter A before

completing the application.

• Present Oregon Plate # (Gray Shaded Area): Current Oregon plate number.

• Expiration Date (Gray Shaded Area): List the expiration date of the plate, if transferred from

another vehicle.

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• Year, Make, and Body Style: See Chapter O for Make and Body style abbreviations).

• Equipment: Seven digits maximum. Recorded for businesses only.

• Weight/Length: If applicable.

Line 3:

• Special Plates: List the type of plate applied for. List the name of the organization if a group

plate is requested in the remarks area.

• Farm ID# and Fleet Account #: If applicable.

• Motor Power: Check the appropriate box to indicate the type of motor power. “Hybrid” should

be checked for vehicles that use electricity plus another source of power. If “other” is checked,

write in the type of power that propels the vehicle. If powered by more than 1 type of motor

power, write in all types used.

Line 4:

• Name of Owner or Lessee: Full name of owner as shown on the ODL, ID card or instruction

permit for individuals. The customer record for the owner listed on Line 4 is where the address

information will be pulled from.

• ODL/ID/Customer Number and Date of Birth: This information is needed to enable DMV to

locate the customer on the DMV database files. Enter the Oregon driver license number, Oregon

ID number, or Oregon customer number for all owners, including businesses.

Line 5:

• Owner's Residence Address: Address must be the actual residence address of the registered

owners(s) or lessee(s). The address comes from the customer record for the owner listed on Line

4. If the address on the application is different than the address in the customer record, the

customer record will be updated to show the new address. If the registered owner is a business,

use the actual Oregon location of the business. If the vehicle is primarily housed or dispatched

from a location different than the actual business address of the owner, you must also provide the

vehicle addresson Line 9.

• Mailing Address: Complete the mailing address of owner listed on Line 4 if it is different from

the residence address. If the dealership is renewing the registration of a vehicle in dealer stock, be

sure to include “c/o” to indicate “in care of,” along with the dealer name and address.

Line 6:

• City, State, ZIP Code: This must match the residence address.

• County of Residence: Fill in the owner's county of residence.

• City, State, ZIP Code: This must match the mailing address of the registered owner.

• County of Mailing: Fill in the owner’s county of mailing.

Lines 7 & 8:

• Name of Joint Owner or Lessee: Full name of owner as shown on the ODL, ID card or

instruction permit for individuals.

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• ODL/ID/Customer # and Date of Birth: This

information is needed to enable DMV to locate

the customer on the DMV database files. Enter

the Oregon driver license, Oregon ID, or Oregon

customer number for all owners, including

businesses.

Line 9:

• One-Time Mailing Address: Only for this

transaction. This address will not show on the

customer record. If the registration is being mailed

to a dealer, it is important the dealer address is

listed here to avoid changing the registered owner's

customer file address.

Dealers may renew the

registration on vehicles in

their dealer stock. A Dealer

Notice of Vehicle Purchased,

Form 735-165, must

accompany the application if

DMV records do not already

show one on file for the

dealership. See Chapter S.

• Vehicle Address: Vehicle address means the

residence or business address where the vehicle is primarily housed, or from where the vehicle is

primarily dispatched when different than the actual residence or business address of the owner.

Line 10:

• City, State, ZIP Code: This must match the one-time mailing address.

• City, State, ZIP Code: This must match the vehicle address.

• County (of vehicle address or use): If the vehicle will be used in a county other than the county

of residence, provide the name of the county of use.

Line 11 Certifications:

• Certifications (Insurance Company/Policy Number and In-House Drug and Alcohol Testing

Program): Complete if transaction is a renewal.

Line 12 & 13 Signatures:

• Signature of Owner: Signature of owner or authorized dealer representative and the date the

application was signed.

• Telephone Number: The telephone number is optional but is helpful if more information is

needed.

Additional Information:

• Transaction Type: Check the applicable box. If other, please list what type of transaction.

• Plate Type: Although you can indicate the plate type here, also indicate the plate type in the

Special Plates area on line 3.

• Disposition of Plates: Check the applicable box(s).

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Remarks:

Back

• If the vehicle is in dealer stock, the notation “vehicle in dealer stock” must appear in the remarks

section of the Form 735-268.

• School Bus Registration: Complete when registering a school bus.

• Farm Vehicle and/or Tow/Recovery Registration: Information when registering a farm or

tow/recovery vehicle. See Chapter P for Tow/Recovery information.

• Important Notice and Certification For MCTD: Important information for vehicles with a

combined weight over 26,000 pounds.

Notice of Transaction Submitted

• Attached to the application is a yellow Notice of Transaction Submitted. This notice serves as

evidence that a registration transaction has been submitted to DMV. The Notice of Transaction

Submitted is only valid when the application has been stamped or validated by DMV. It also

serves as a receipt when initial or renewal registration has been applied for. This form should be

forwarded to the customer when it is received from DMV with the validating stamp.

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Example of APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION, RENEWAL, REPLACEMENT OR

TRANSFER OF PLATES AND/OR STICKERS, FORM 735-268

The actual size of the form is 8 ½" x 11."

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DEQ CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE

Certain year model motor vehicles in the Rogue Valley and Portland

metro areas are required to obtain a Department of Environmental

Quality (DEQ) Certificate of Compliance. Some of the vehicles

exempt from this requirement are new vehicles, motorcycles,

snowmobiles, Class I, strictly off-road Class II and Class III All-

Terrain vehicles, golf carts, all-electric vehicles (powered solely by

electricity), vehicles designed by the manufacturer as natural gas

powered and diesel powered vehicles with a gross vehicle weight

rating in excess of 8,500 lbs. If the applicant states that their address

is outside of the DEQ boundaries, they must submit a signed statement

to that effect on either DEQ Form 1400 or Form 1400B, Declaration

of Exemption. If the applicant’s address falls within the DEQ

boundaries, DMV will not accept an application for registration or

renewal without the DEQ Certificate of Compliance for these vehicles.

If you have any

questions about DEQ

requirements, please

contact DEQ at

(541) 776-6149 in the

Rogue Valley area and

(503) 731-3050 in the

Portland area.

An exception to the requirement to present a DEQ Certificate of Compliance applies to government owned

vehicles. Although government owned vehicles must comply with DEQ as frequently as privately owned

vehicles of the same registration type, DMV does not require submission of Certificates of Compliance for

their vehicle title and registration transactions.

Dealers must not issue a temporary permit without first receiving proof of DEQ compliance for vehicles that

are subject.

RESIDENCY/DOMICILE

To register or renew a vehicle in Oregon, a person must be domiciled in Oregon OR must otherwise qualify to

register a vehicle here. (Commercial vehicles are subject to other requirements. Make sure you check with

DMV if you have questions about whether a vehicle being used commercially in this state by a non-resident has

to be registered.) Domiciled means a person's home is in Oregon, that the person intends to stay here, or if

absent, the person intends to return. Examples of situations where a person would be considered domiciled in

Oregon include:

• The person is a full time resident of Oregon.

• The person is originally from Oregon but is temporarily out-of-state (such as persons who are attending

school or are in the military).

If the person has never lived in Oregon, Oregon is not the person's place of domicile. There are some cases

where a vehicle owner may register his or her vehicle in Oregon without being domiciled or otherwise required

to register here. In these cases, the vehicle must meet all of the following qualifications:

• The vehicle is usually left in Oregon when the person is away from Oregon; AND

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• It is used primarily for personal transportation in Oregon; AND

• It is a private passenger vehicle or a vehicle having a loaded weight of less than 8,000 pounds; AND

• It is not a motor home or camper.

The current Form 735-226 and Form 735-268 provide the necessary residency/domicile certification statement

and space for the applicant's signature.

DMV will require proof of residency/domicile when an individual’s address is not in Oregon, the person has no

actual address or the address provided to DMV is known or determined by DMV to be that of a service

provider, such as a mail service. There may be other situations when DMV will ask for proof of residency/

domicile.

A Certification Of Oregon Residency Or Domicile, Form 735-7182, has been created to assist customers

in determining whether they are eligible for an Oregon driver license/permit or vehicle registration (See

example of Form 735-7182 later in this chapter).

The form is required whenever DMV asks for proof of residency or domicile. Examples of proof are listed on

the reverse side of the form.

No proof of residency/domicile is required, nor is a Certification Of Oregon Residency Or Domicile, Form

735-7182, if the customer provides an actual residence address in Oregon where the applicant physically

resides which is not a hotel, motel, campground or recreational vehicle park and is not the address of a mail

forwarding service provider. (Hotel, motel, campground and recreational vehicle park addresses require a

Certification of Oregon Residency Or Domicile, Form 735-7182, and proof.)

The following is acceptable proof of residency or domicile to register or renew a vehicle in Oregon. Acceptable

proof includes but is not limited to:

Individuals Residing in Oregon

• A Certification of Oregon Residency or Domicile, Form 735-7182, along with:

• An Oregon Income Tax Return, filed for the previous year. By signing the Form 735-7182, the

applicant certifies that the Oregon Income Tax Return is a true photocopy of the original and the

original has been filed with the State of Oregon, Department of Revenue; OR

If an Oregon Income Tax Return, filed for the previous year is not available, then:

• A Certification of Oregon Residency or Domicile, Form 735-7182, along with two or more of the

following:

• A property tax record, utility bills, rent receipts, a lease or rental agreement or other document that

shows the person resides in Oregon;

• Enrollment records or other documentation that the person is attending an educational institution

maintained by public funds and pays resident tuition fees;

• Motel, hotel, campground or recreational vehicle park receipts showing the person currently resides in

Oregon and has remained in Oregon for six consecutive months or more;

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• A statement from a relief agency or shelter that the person has no actual residence, but currently

receives assistance in Oregon;

• Fuel receipts, motel receipts, or other documents showing the person has lived in multiple states (more

than two) during the last 12 months, and in Oregon for at least six of the last twelve months, as

evidence that the person does not primarily reside in some other state;

• Evidence the person has a current account at a bank or credit union in Oregon and the account has

been open for 60 days or more;

• A document showing receipt of public assistance from an agency of the State of Oregon;

• An Oregon voter registration card that includes a residence in Oregon where the applicant physically

resides.

Individuals Domiciled in Oregon but Temporarily Out of the State

In order to be domiciled in Oregon, a person whose place of abode (home) is in Oregon must intend to remain

in this state or, if absent from the state, intend to return to the state. A Certification of Oregon Residency or

Domicile, Form 735-7182, is required, along with one of the following:

• An Oregon Income Tax Return, filed for the previous year. By signing the Form 735-7182, the applicant

certifies that the Oregon Income Tax Return is a true photocopy of the original and the original has been

filed with the State of Oregon, Department of Revenue;

• Proof the person has continuously maintained an Oregon residence while absent from the state;

• Proof the person owns a residence in Oregon;

• Proof the person is temporarily residing outside of Oregon for a period of limited duration (paying nonresident

tuition at an out-of-state school; temporary transfer of employment; temporary care of a family

member out-of-state and has maintained ties to Oregon such as a bank account or voter registration); or

• Proof the person, or the spouse or dependent child residing with a member is a member of the U.S. Armed

Forces, and Oregon is listed as the member’s home in military records.

Business Entity

A Certification of Oregon Residency or Domicile, Form 735-7182, along with one of the following:

• Property tax records, utility bills, rent receipts, lease agreements or similar documents which show their

business is currently the occupant of an office or warehouse facility in Oregon, along with a copy of service

records, fuel receipts, garage receipts or other documents showing that vehicles are being operated in

Oregon;

• A permit number or other information that shows they, or the business, hold a permit or other authority

issued under ORS Chapter 825 for intrastate transportation;

• Storage receipts, repair bills, or similar documents which show the vehicle has been left in Oregon; or

• Dispatch, delivery, maintenance tax records, or other documentation that show the vehicle(s) are being

housed or dispatched from a location within Oregon or are otherwise being operated in Oregon.

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Example of CERTIFICATION OF OREGON RESIDENCY OR DOMICILE, FORM 735-7182

The actual size of the form is 8 ½" x 11."

(front)

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Example of CERTIFICATION OF OREGON RESIDENCY OR DOMICILE, FORM 735-7182

(back)

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ADDRESS REQUIREMENTS

Individuals (Registered Owner/Lessee)

RESIDENCE ADDRESS

A person is required to provide a residence address unless they are eligible to use a work address or they

do not have an actual residence address. A person who does not have a residence address must prove

they are a resident of, or domiciled in, Oregon and provide a descriptive and mailing address.

A residence address must contain enough information for DMV to determine the exact location where the

person primarily resides. Oregon Revised Statutes do not require the address to be located in Oregon;

however, if the address is not in Oregon, DMV will require proof of residency or domicile.

A residence address cannot be that of a mail forwarding service provider, unless the vehicle is owned by

the service provider.

A descriptive address is required when an individual resides in a community which does not have mail

delivery.

A residence address must include:

• City, county, state and ZIP code; and

• Street and residence number, including an apartment or space number, if applicable; or

• The rural and box number; or

• A descriptive address.

VEHICLE ADDRESS

A vehicle address is required, in addition to the residence address, when the vehicle is primarily housed or

dispatched from a location other than the residence address provided.

A vehicle address must contain enough information for DMV to determine the exact location from which

the vehicle is housed or dispatched. A vehicle address must include:

• City, county, state and ZIP code; and

• Street name and number, including an apartment, suite or office number, if applicable; or

• The rural route and box number; or

• A descriptive address.

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DESCRIPTIVE ADDRESS

A descriptive address may be used when a person’s residence address does not include a street name and

number or rural route and box number. It must include information sufficient to identify the location of the

residence address, or it may explain a person’s residential status if the person has no residence. A descriptive

address may include:

• Highway number, county road name, rural route, ranch name; or

• The road name and distance or direction from a landmark such as a milepost or prominent building, in

addition to the city, state, county and zip code, if there is no specific street; or

• The address of a homeless shelter or reference to another location where the individual stays overnight,

if the individual is homeless, but residing in Oregon; or

• Information that the person is mobile, such as someone who continually travels in a motor home.

All descriptive addresses must include the city, state, zip code and county code. A descriptive address

cannot be the address of a mail forwarding service provider.

Business

BUSINESS ADDRESS

All businesses are required to provide their business address. A business address must contain enough

information for DMV to determine the exact location where the business is located and conducted. An

Oregon vehicle address is also required when the business is the registered owner or lessee and the

address given is an out-of-state address. A business address cannot be that of a mail forwarding service

provider, unless the vehicle is owned by the service provider. A business address must include:

• City, county, state and zip code; and

• Street name and number, and any applicable apartment, suite or office number; or

• The rural route and box number; or

• A post office address of the business, as long as a vehicle address is also provided when the business

is shown as the registered owner.

VEHICLE ADDRESS

A vehicle address is required, in addition to the Oregon business address, when the vehicle is primarily

housed or dispatched from a location other than the business address provided.

A vehicle address must contain enough information for DMV to determine the exact location from which

the vehicle is dispatched or is housed. A vehicle address must include:

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• City, county, state and zip code; and

• Street name and number, including an apartment, suite or office number, if applicable; or

• The rural route and box number; or

• A descriptive address.

HEAVY VEHICLE USE TAX (HVUT)

Federal law subjects certain heavy vehicles (of 55,000 lbs. or more taxable gross weight) to a federal highway

use tax. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is responsible for collection or suspension of the tax. DMV or

MCTD is responsible for verifying the tax payment has been made before registering or renewing a vehicle.

(Note: If registered within 60 days of purchase, proof of payment of HVUT is not required.) The customer

must determine whether a particular vehicle meets the federal definition. For more information on HVUT,

please contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or www.irs.ustreas.gov.

FOUR-YEAR REGISTRATION PERIOD

The 2001 Legislature passed a law requiring new vehicles being titled and registered for the first time in

Oregon, with an MCO (Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin), to receive an initial four-year registration. The

registration fee doubles in addition to any surcharges or special fees (such as the custom plate or salmon plate

fee). The Crater Lake plate and Cultural plate surcharges are NOT doubled for a four-year registration

period. After the initial four-year registration period, the renewal will revert back to a two-year registration

period (the registration period will always be a two-year registration period from then on). Fee information

can be found in Chapter N.

The following new vehicles are subject to four-year registration, for the first registration period:

• Passenger vehicles (including electric and hybrid)

• Light trailers

• Mopeds (all motive power types, including electric and hybrid)

• Motorcycles (not including electric or hybrid)

Exception to four-year registration:

• Vehicle types not listed above

• Plate transfers

• Vehicles applying for permanent registration

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VEHICLES REGISTERED BY WEIGHT

Most vehicles weighing more than 8,000 pounds are registered in Oregon according to weight. Vehicles for

which registration weight must be declared and established are:

• Any motor truck, truck tractor, or other motor vehicle* that will be operated on the highways at a combined

weight of more than 8,000 pounds, not including the weight of any camper or trailing vehicle (trailers with

a loaded weight of 8,000 pounds or less, special use trailers, travel trailers, and fixed load vehicles,

or a towed motor vehicle).

• An armored car, wrecker, tow vehicle, hearse or ambulance.

• A self-propelled mobile crane.

• Any motor vehicle registered as a farm vehicle.

* This includes “passenger” vehicles (that is, pickups and SUV’s), but excludes vehicles that qualify for registration

under a specific provision of the vehicle code where fees are not based on weight - for instance, motor homes.

Vehicles with a registration weight of more than 8,000 pounds may be registered for a twelve-month period

beginning with any calendar quarter of a year, or for one or more calendar quarters which may extend from one

calendar year into the next year.

If a vehicle registration weight is over 26,000 pounds and the vehicle is not subject to Oregon’s weight mile tax,

the owner must certify the vehicle is not subject each time they renew the registration with DMV. The customer

must complete the Certification to Register Vehicles Over 26,000 Pounds, Form 7015.

Vehicles that are subject to the Oregon weight-mile tax are registered through MCTD. This includes most

trucks (T or PF plated), buses (B or PF plated), and tow/recovery vehicles (TW plated) with a combined

weight over 26,000 pounds. It does not include farm-plated or charitable/non-profit vehicles. Contact

MCTD at (503) 378-6699 for more information.

INSURANCE

DMV requires an insurance certification when registration is issued for vehicles subject to financial responsibility

laws. At renewal-only, or when there is a title transfer accompanied by a renewal when one current registered

owner or lessee is remaining on the title, the certification must include the insurance company name and policy

number .

The name of the insurance company and policy number are not required as part of the certification when the

transaction is a title transfer only, or a title transfer accompanied by a renewal of existing registration when all

registered owners or lessees are changing. In these cases, by signing the certification on the

Form 735-226, the applicant is certifying the statement about insurance on the application.

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PLATE TRANSFERS

Registration plates for most vehicle types may be transferred from one vehicle to a similar vehicle for a $6

fee. For exceptions and special requirements, please see sections that follow.

If a customer wants to transfer plates:

• most plates must be of current issue unless the customer converts their non-current issue plate to a custom

plate (for exceptions, please see section below); and

• the plates must not be so old, mutilated or otherwise illegible that they are not useful for identification

purposes; and

• the plates must not have been canceled due to vehicle being totaled; and

• the customer must have both plates if the vehicle is one that is required to display two plates, and the plates

must not be expired (unless accompanied by registration renewal fees).

Current issue plates are plate backgrounds or plate series that are currently issued by Oregon DMV. Current

use plates are plates that are no longer issued by DMV but may be renewed.

Some examples:

• “Blue sky” tree plates are currently issued and may be transferred, but the “beige sky” tree plates are no

longer issued, so would have to be converted to a custom plate in order to transfer.

• Passenger Oregon Trail plates are no longer issued, so would have to be converted to a custom plate in

order to transfer.

Any custom plate can be transferred regardless of the background design.

Dealers may issue a temporary registration permit when the buyer wishes to transfer a plate to the

purchased vehicle, if the dealer, according to the provisions in OAR 735-150-0060, collects all applicable

fees and applications and will be submitting the combined title and registration application to DMV on behalf

of the buyer. The dealer must notify an owner who pays a plate transfer fee to not attach the registration

plates from their old vehicle to the vehicle or camper sold by the dealer before receiving an updated

registration card from DMV.

Exceptions to “current issue” policy

Motor home, travel trailer and camper Oregon Trail, Salmon, Crater Lake and Cultural plates are no longer

issued. However, these plates may still be transferred without converting to custom.

Plate transfer requirements for various plate types

• Current issue Passenger, Amateur Radio Operator (Ham), and Custom - Can be transferred to

another vehicle upon receipt of a transfer application and a $6 fee.

• Non-Current issue Passenger - Current use plates that are not of current issue (for example, Pacific

Wonderland, beige sky graphic, Oregon Trail) must be converted to custom before they can be transferred

to another vehicle. The custom plate fee ($25 per year) is paid in addition to the plate transfer fee ($6).

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The plates are considered custom plates from that point forward. Attach a Custom Plate Application,

Form 735-205, and write “HAS PLATES” on the Form 735-205. The month and day of expiration will

remain the same.

• Motor Home*, Camper, Travel Trailer*, and Special Use Trailer - May be transferred by collecting

the $6 transfer fee plus the difference in registration fees based on the vehicle length, if the new unit is

longer. For example:

A plate from a 30' motor home is transferred to a 35' motor home. The fee would be the $6 plate

transfer fee plus $25 for the difference in length. The increased registration fee collected will be based

on the full, two-year registration period. If plates are transferred from a larger to a smaller vehicle, no

refund will be made for the difference in registration fees.

• Group* - Plates can be transferred to another vehicle. If the group plate has restrictions, the person who

qualifies for the group plate must be a registered owner of the vehicle the plates are being transferred to. A

transfer fee of $6 is required. If transferring to a different vehicle type, the difference in registration fees is

required.

*Note: Motor home and travel trailer group plates, and HAM motor home plates on specialty

backgrounds cannot be transferred unless made custom.

• Disabled Veteran and EX-POW - Can be transferred to another vehicle that is not a commercial vehicle

owned by the qualifying person upon receipt of a transfer application. A transfer fee of $6 is required. Ex-

Pow plates cannot be used on vehicles with a loaded weight over 8,000 pounds. Surviving spouses of

former prisoners of war may retain their spouses’ Ex-Pow plates and registration on the vehicle, transfer

them, or keep them as a memento.

• Farm plates - May be transferred to a like vehicle, to be similarly used, replacing a vehicle that has been

destroyed or permanently withdrawn from service within this state if a registration fee in excess of $10 has

been paid. The fee is $6 plus the difference in registration fees based on the vehicle weight, if the new unit

is heavier. If the vehicle has been moved to another state, a statement from the applicant to this effect is

sufficient.

• Government owned vehicle plates (E plates) - May be transferred to another qualifying vehicle or

agency. A transfer fee of $6 is required.

• National Guard - Can be transferred, provided the motor vehicle the plates are being transferred to is the

same vehicle type. The person who qualifies for the National Guard plates must be a registered owner of

the vehicle that the plates are being transferred to. A transfer fee of $6 is required.

• Trucks, truck tractors, and commercial buses - May be transferred to a like vehicle, to be similarly

used replacing a vehicle that has been destroyed or permanently withdrawn from service (ORS 803.590).

Customer must provide statement indicating the withdrawal or destruction of the vehicle and must surrender

the registration card. Permanently withdrawn means the vehicle will not be used in this state for the

remainder of the registration period, and does not include when a vehicle is sold to someone in Oregon,

including dealers. The fee is $6 plus the difference in registration fees based on the vehicle weight, if the

new unit is heavier.

• Charitable/Non-Profit - If the vehicle is not a motor truck, truck tractor over 8,000 lbs, or a commercial

bus, plates can be transferred to a like vehicle if the organization still qualifies as Charitable/Non-Profit.

The fee is $6 for plate transfer.

• Non-commercial bus - May be transferred to a like vehicle. The fee is $6 for plate transfer.

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PROCEDURE - This procedure only covers the process necessary to complete the plate transfer. If the

transfer is accompanied by any other action (for example, title transfer), you must also follow the appropriate

procedure for that transaction.

Complete the “Remarks” section on the application for title or the application for registration with the year,

make and VIN of the vehicle from which the plates were transferred. The plate number being transferred to

the vehicle must be shown in the “New Plate Number” section on the front of the application form. Be sure to

put the expiration date of the plate transferred in the “Expiration Date” section on the application. Write in the

$6 plate transfer fee in the appropriate box. If a custom plate has a background other than the regular graphic

or blue on yellow, note in the “Special Plate” box what background it has, for example “Salmon.” Complete

the rest of the application with all pertinent information.

REPLACEMENT PLATES

An owner may only replace plates and/or stickers if they are lost, destroyed, mutilated, or illegally altered, or

replace registration year stickers if they have been removed by a licensed Oregon dealer or tower in accordance

with Oregon law (see Chapter S for more information on sticker removal). If the plates on an Oregon titled

vehicle are removed from the vehicle before it is sold or at the time of sale, or are transferred to another vehicle,

full registration fees must be paid for new plates.

If one plate has been lost, damaged, or mutilated, the plates need to be replaced and the replacement fee must

be paid. If the lost Oregon plates are not current, the registration fee must also be paid. The expiration date

stays the same as what was on the lost Oregon plates.

When an owner only changes the type of plate and not the type of registration (for example from passenger

tree plate to a passenger salmon plate) do not collect the registration fee unless the registration is expired or is

being renewed. Collect the at-renewal replacement fee or between-renewal replacement fee is collected

depending on whether the plates are being renewed or not. Also collect the plate fee and all other applicable

fees. Fee information can be found in Chapter N.

CUSTOM PLATES

Passenger vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles, mopeds, campers and travel trailers may be issued custom

plates. A custom plate has six spaces available for the configuration and each space may be filled with a letter,

number, or left blank. There is also a half-space which may be left blank or filled with a hyphen, which is the

only symbol that may be used.

Only passenger vehicles may be issued custom plates with the graphic tree, Salmon, Crater Lake, or Cultural

designs. The configuration is normally centered over the tree. If the customer wants the tree to

show, indicate this on the Custom Plate Application (with no more than three characters on either

side of the tree).

If a person requests a custom plate, Form 735-205 must be completed and submitted with the application for

title. Additional instructions concerning custom plates are on the back of Form 735-205. Fee information is

in Chapter N.

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Example of CUSTOM PLATE APPLICATION, FORM 735-205

The actual size of the form is 8 ½" x 11."

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AMATEUR RADIO OPERATOR (HAM) PLATES

Passenger vehicles, motor homes, motorcycles and mopeds may be issued amateur radio operator (Ham)

plates. Ham plate configurations are the customer’s call letters. The radio call letters are centered on the

plate.

Ham registration plates are only available on the yellow background, except passenger vehicles which may

also have the Ham configuration on the Salmon , Crater Lake, or Cultural background.

If a person requests a Ham plate, the Form 735-231 must be completed and submitted with the application.

Fee information can be found in Chapter N.

Example of APPLICATION FOR AMATEUR RADIO CALL LETTER REGISTRATION

PLATES, FORM 735-231

The actual size of the form is 5 ½" x 8½."

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OREGON TRAIL PLATES

The entire stock of Oregon Trail Plates has been exhausted. Oregon Trail plates already issued may be

renewed. No surcharge is required for renewal or when the plates are transferred.

If the customer wants to replace Oregon Trail plates, advise them that Oregon Trail plates are no longer

available and offer them the other plate options available for the type of vehicle they have.

SALMON PLATES

The 1997 Oregon Legislature approved issuance of the salmon background plate. A salmon plate surcharge

is collected each time the plates are issued or renewed. The surcharge is NOT collected when replacing a

Salmon plate with another Salmon plate.

If a customer wants salmon plates, write “Salmon” in the “Special

Plates” box of the application. Refer to Chapter N for fees.

The vehicle types eligible for salmon plates are:

• Passenger

• Ham passenger

• Custom passenger

There is a $15 surcharge

per plate ($30 per set) in

addition to the regular

plate fee for Salmon

Plates.

CRATER LAKE PLATES

The 2001 Oregon Legislature approved issuance of the Crater Lake background plate. This surcharge is

collected when the plates are issued. The surcharge is NOT collected when replacing a Crater Lake plate with

another Crater Lake plate or when renewing a Crater Lake plate.

If a customer wants Crater Lake plates, write “Crater Lake” in the

“Special Plates” box of the application. Refer to Chapter N for fees.

The vehicle types eligible for Crater Lake plates are:

• Passenger

• Ham passenger

• Custom passenger

There is a $10 surcharge

per plate ($20 per set) in

addition to the regular

plate fee for Crater Lake

Plates.

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CULTURAL PLATES

The 2001 Oregon Legislature approved issuance of the Cultural background plate. This surcharge is collected

each time the plates are issued or renewed. The surcharge is NOT collected when replacing a Cultural plate

with another Cultural plate.

If a customer wants Cultural plates, write “Cultural” in the “Special Plates” box of the application. Refer to

Chapter N for fees.

The vehicle types eligible for Cultural plates are:

• Passenger

• Ham passenger

• Custom passenger

There is a $15 surcharge per

plate ($30 per set) in

addition to the regular plate

fee for Cultural Plates.

FARM PLATES

In order for a vehicle to qualify for farm registration or proportional farm registration, the applicant must be an

owner or renter of one or more “farms” actually producing agricultural products or raising livestock in sufficient

quantities to reasonably require the use of the motor vehicle(s) being registered.

The use of farm or proportional farm registered vehicles is restricted.

When applying for farm registration, a Farm Certification Application, Form 735-9670, is required, as well

as the Application for Title and Registration, Form 735-226. All other title and registration requirements

and fees apply. Farm vehicles may be registered annually or quarterly according to the weight. Farm registered

vehicles are exempt from DEQ.

General farm registration qualification and restriction questions may be directed to DMV Customer Assistance

at (503) 945-5000 or in the Portland Metro area at (503) 299-9999.

For questions concerning the operation of a farm vehicle, or detailed questions about qualifications, contact

Motor Carrier Transportation Division (MCTD) Farm Certification Unit at (503) 378-5203.

NATIONAL GUARD PLATES

Active members of the Oregon National Guard are eligible for National Guard registration. If applicants have

any questions regarding eligibility, they can contact the Oregon Military Department of Public Affairs Office at

(503) 378-3917 (main office), or Military Publications at (503) 584-3478 or (503) 584-3460.

Only passenger vehicles and motor homes may be registered with National Guard plates. The initial registration

and renewal fee for National Guard plates is the same as for that particular vehicle type.

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If the present plates on the vehicle are current Oregon plates, the plate fee is the only required fee. The

customer will receive National Guard plates with the same expiration date as the current plates.

If the plates are due to expire, but are still current, the customer may wish to pay the renewal fee and the plate

fee. The National Guard plates will have the same month and day of expiration as the previous plates. Fee

information can be found in Chapter N.

There is no restriction on how many vehicles an owner may register with National Guard plates.

The applicant must obtain a completed Oregon Military Department Certificate of Eligibility, AGO Form

4309, from the Oregon Military Department. See example of Form 4309 below. DMV does not have

these forms. The certificate is required upon initial application and renewal of National Guard plates.

National Guard plates have the prefix “NG” and are the graphic style plate, even if issued to a motor home.

Applicants may apply for National Guard plates at a local DMV office or by mail. The plates will be mailed

from DMV Headquarters.

National Guard plated vehicles must meet other registration requirements such as: DEQ, financial responsibility,

domicile, and odometer.

NATIONAL GUARD PLATES CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY, FORM 4309

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GROUP PLATES

The 1993 Legislature approved the issuance of special registration plates for veterans’ organizations, institutions

of higher education, and groups that are non-profit and tax exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue

Code. Group plates are issued only to passenger vehicles, on graphic (tree) background. They have four

letters to identify the individual vehicle, and words on the left side to describe or name the group.

Some group plates can be issued to anyone who wishes to have one (e.g., Oregon Donor Program plate).

Some veterans’ organizations that have been approved by DMV may request that restrictions be placed on the

individuals who apply for the plates. If the group plate being applied for has a restriction (veterans’ organizations

only), one of the owners on the title must qualify for the group plate. A veteran is not someone on active duty.

If there is a lessor and lessee on the title, the lessee must qualify for the group plate. The qualified applicant

must complete an Eligibility Certification, Form 735-6940 (see example below), and submit any other

proof of qualification required by the group.

Your customer will know which group plates are available and what the restrictions are by checking with their

organization or a DMV office. Enter “Group” in the Special Plates section on Line 3 and write the name of the

organization in the Remarks section of the Application for Title and Registration, Form 735-226, or the

Application for Registration or Replacement Plates and Stickers, Form 735-268.

There is a surcharge for all group plates that must be collected in addition to other registration and plate fees.

The surcharge is NOT collected when replacing a group plate with a group plate of the same kind. For more

information and the fees for group plates, see Chapter N.

Example of GROUP PLATE ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATION, FORM 735-6940

The actual size of the form is 5½" x 11."

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GOVERNMENT VEHICLE PLATES

ORS 805.040 provides for the issuance of government-owned registration to vehicles owned and operated by

the State of Oregon, cities, counties, or political sub-divisions of this state, or the government of a federally

recognized Indian Tribe of this state. A vehicle that is operated under a lease or lease purchase agreement by

any of these government agencies is also considered to be a government-owned vehicle; the government

agency must be shown on the title as the lessee.

Dealers may accept title and registration transactions for customers who qualify for government vehicle registration.

Government vehicles are subject to odometer and mandatory insurance requirements. They are subject to

DEQ requirements, but DMV does not require a DEQ certificate for government vehicle transactions. There

is no special certification for E plates. When issuing E plates, DMV gives the customer a copy of the form

Government Vehicle Registration Information, 735-6713.

E plates may be transferred; see information in the Plate Transfer section of this chapter. For registration fees,

see Chapter N.

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VEHICLE

A “vehicle” is defined as any device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or

drawn upon a public highway and includes vehicles that are propelled or powered by any means. (ORS

801.590)

VEHICLES EXEMPT FROM TITLE AND REGISTRATION/

OPTIONAL TITLING

Certain vehicles are not required to be titled and registered in Oregon (are exempt). Some of those exempt

vehicles may be optionally titled. Other vehicle types are not eligible to be issued an Oregon title, including,

but not limited to, electric assisted bicycles (ORS 801.258), motor assisted scooters (ORS 801.348), and

electric assisted mobility devices (801.259). For more information see:

ORS 803.305 - Exemptions from general registration requirements

ORS 803.030 - Exemptions from title requirement

OAR 735-022-0120 - Optional Titling

PASSENGER VEHICLES

Passenger type vehicles normally display passenger, custom, amateur radio operator (Ham), group, disabled

veteran, National Guard or EXPOW plates if the owner meets specific qualifications. Passenger vehicles are

titled using the VIN from the frame. Body styles vary for passenger vehicles depending on how the vehicles

look.

Tree plates, Salmon, Crater Lake, or Cultural plates are issued to passenger-plated vehicles, including custom

passenger. Ham passenger plates may be the yellow background plates, Salmon, Crater Lake, or Cultural

plates.

The registration paid for these vehicles is a set fee and remains the same for each registration period, usually

every two years. New passenger vehicles being registered with an MCO require four-year registration at

initial registration.

Passenger vehicles are subject to residency/domicile, odometer, DEQ, and financial responsibility requirements.

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MOTOR HOMES

Most motor homes have two manufacturers. The manufacturer of the frame (chassis) is called the first stage

manufacturer. The manufacturer that completes the vehicle is called the second stage manufacturer. For vehicles

built in two stages, two MCO’s are required. Some manufacturers build a complete motor home. In this case

only one MCO is required.

Motor homes are titled using the VIN from the frame (first stage manufacturer) and the year, make and body

style of the body (second stage manufacturer).

All motor homes are listed with MH as the body style.

The vehicle make for motor homes will be a four- or five-letter abbreviation.

Motor home registration fees are based on the overall length of the vehicle. You must indicate the length of

vehicle on the application for title. See Chapter N for fee information.

Motor homes are subject to:

• residency/domicile;

• odometer;

• DEQ; and,

• financial responsibility requirements.

Motor homes may be issued National Guard plates as long as the applicant is an active member of the Oregon

National Guard. For further information about National Guard plates, see Chapter L.

Motor home plates have a yellow background and blue letters and may have custom plates on this background.

Motor homes are no longer issued Group, Oregon Trail, Salmon, Crater Lake or Cultural plates; these plates

may continue to be renewed but cannot be transferred unless converted to custom.

CAMPERS AND TRAVEL TRAILERS

A camper is a structure that has a floor and is designed to provide facilities for human habitation (permanent

sleeping and cooking facilities), or for camping. It is designed to be mounted on a motor vehicle, but is not

permanently attached. It is six feet or more in overall length, 5 1/2 feet or more in height from floor to ceiling at

any point, and has no more than one axle designed to support a portion of the weight of the camper.

(ORS 801.180)

A travel trailer is a tent trailer or any other trailer that is designed to be used on the highways and provides

facilities for human habitation. It is not more than 8 1/2 feet wide when the trailer is in a travel position. It is six

feet or more in height from floor to ceiling as measured with the trailer telescoped to its full extent, or with the

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sides (tip-outs) expanded. Except for a tent trailer, it has four permanent walls when it is in travel position.

(ORS 801.565)

Camper and travel trailer registration is based on length and valid for a two-year period. When completing the

application for title, be sure to include the length. DMV will not issue registration, or issue a trip permit to any

recreational vehicle over 45 feet in length. The body style abbreviation for a camper is CA and RT for a travel

trailer. Campers and travel trailers are subject to residency/domicile requirements.

Campers are measured by the overall exterior length from the extreme front to the extreme rear, not just the

floor length. Travel trailers are measured from the front of the trailer hitch to the rear of the trailer. These

measurements are recorded only in full feet, rounding the length down to the nearest full foot. For example, a

22 1/2-foot travel trailer is recorded as 22 feet long. This practice also applies to campers. To measure the

length of a foldout or tent trailer, the vehicle must be in travel position.

Campers and travel trailer plates have a yellow background and blue letters and may have customized plates.

If the owner qualifies for them, Disabled Veteran Plates may be used on Campers and Travel Trailers that are

not used for commercial purposes.

Oregon Trail plates previously issued to campers, and Group, Oregon Trail, Salmon, Crater Lake, and Cultural

plates previously issued to travel trailers may be renewed but may not be transferred unless converted to

custom.

Park Trailers

“Park trailers” are recreational vehicles. Park trailers over 8 1/2 feet wide are considered a manufactured

structure - recreational vehicle. Those that are 8 1/2 feet wide or less are registered as travel trailers. DMV

does not title or register manufactured structures.

Travel Trailers Registered as Manufactured Structures

The owner of any travel trailer which is being used either as a permanent home or for other than recreational

purposes must apply to the assessor in the county in which it is located to have the travel trailer assessed for ad

valorem taxation. DMV does not title or register manufactured structures.

TRUCKS

Truck registration is primarily issued to motor vehicles having a combined registration weight of more than

8,000 pounds. These vehicles are primarily designed for carrying loads other than passengers. Ambulances,

armored cars, hearses and self-propelled mobile cranes are also classified as trucks, even if their registration

weight is 8,000 pounds or less. For more information, see Vehicles Registered by Weight, in Chapter L.

Trucks are subject to residency/domicile requirements. However, not all trucks are subject to odometer

requirements. If a truck has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) in excess of 16,000 pounds, it is exempt

from odometer requirements. If the vehicle is registered at 16,000 pounds or less, an odometer disclosure will

be required with a title application unless the customer provides a statement of exemption.

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The statement must indicate the manufacturer’s GVWR is in excess of 16,000 pounds, describe the vehicle,

and must be signed by the registered owner or lessee. This can be done on the Exemption from Odometer

Disclosure Requirements, Form 735-6745.

Oregon law requires all motor carriers who are subject to the federal law to certify at the time of registration or

renewal of registration that they have an in-house drug and alcohol testing program that meets the federal

requirements or that they are a member of a consortium that provides testing that meets the federal requirements.

DMV requires all truck "T" plated vehicles to submit the certification in one of two ways:

• A Form 7196, Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Certification, along with the application Form 226 or

268.

• A Form 226 (02-01 revision date or newer) or 268 (10-00 revision date or newer). The Drug and

Alcohol Certification is included on the 226, 268 and 412 (renewal reminder) with these revision dates

and newer.

When the carrier signs the Form 7196, 226 or 268 (only those 226 and 268 that include the certification) they

are certifying that they either comply with the federal law or are exempt from that law. If a customer has

questions about the program or whether they are subject to the federal drug test requirements, they may

contact MCTD at (503) 378-6166.

DMV also requires proof that the Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax was paid prior to registration or registration

renewal of vehicles with a registration weight of 55,000 pounds or more. This requirement does not apply to

vehicles registered within 60 days of purchase. For further information about this tax, refer to Chapter L.

HEAVY TRAILERS

Heavy trailers are non-motorized vehicles having a loaded weight of more than 8,000 pounds, excluding travel

trailers, fixed loads, manufactured structures and special use trailers.

Heavy trailers are designed to be pulled by another vehicle and to carry freight, property or articles over the

highways. These vehicles require a one time, permanent registration fee.

The body style for heavy trailers will vary depending on what the vehicle looks like.

Heavy trailers are subject to residency/domicile requirements.

LIGHT TRAILERS

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Trailers with a loaded weight of 8,000 pounds or less are registered as light trailers. Trailers that are for hire,

travel trailers, special use trailers or manufactured structures are not registered as light trailers.

Trailers equipped with pneumatic tires of elastic materials with a loaded weight of 1,800 pounds or less are

exempt from title and registration requirements. (This does not include trailers for hire, travel trailers, fixed

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titled and registered if the owner chooses to do so. Any trailer with a loaded weight of 1,801 pounds or more

must be titled and registered if used over the highways.

The registration for a light trailer usually expires every two years and is a set fee. New light trailers registered

with an MCO require four-year registration at initial registration. The graphic tree plates with a blue sky are

issued to light trailers. If the owner qualifies for them, Disabled Veteran Plates may be used on light trailers that

are not used for commercial purposes.

The body style for these vehicles is usually UT, unless it is a boat trailer (BT) or horse trailer (HR).

Light trailers are subject to residency/domicile requirements.

ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATV’S)

All management and regulation of the All-Terrain Vehicle Program

(ATV) is handled by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

(OPRD). DMV no longer issues or renews registration, decals or

permits for ATV’s. DMV will continue to issue titles for ATV’s, but

it is no longer mandatory for the customer to obtain title.

Class I, Class II and

Class III ATV

transactions, other than

titles, are handled by

Oregon Parks and

Recreation Department.

OPRD may be contacted at the following phone number or address:

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD)

1115 Commercial St NE, Suite 1

Salem, Oregon 97301-1002

Phone: 1(800) 551-6949 / OPRD Information Line

Website: http://www.prd.state.or.us/

A CLASS I ATV is defined as a motorized, off-highway recreational vehicle, 50 inches or less in width with a

dry weight of 800 pounds or less that travels on three or more low pressure tires and has a seat or saddle for

the operator. (ORS 801.190)

A CLASS II ATV is defined as any motor vehicle that weighs more than 800 pounds and less than 8,000

pounds; is designed for or capable of cross-country travel on or

immediately over land, water, sand, snow, ice, marsh, swampland or

other natural terrain; and is actually operated off a highway.

(ORS 801.193)

A CLASS III ATV is defined as an off-highway motorcycle with a

dry weight of 600 pounds or less that travels on two tires.

(ORS 801.194)

The body style for Class I ATV is VT. The body style for Class III

ATV’s is either MC or VT.

Foot pedals are not

required for a unit to

qualify as a moped.

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MOTORCYCLES/MOPEDS

A MOTORCYCLE is a self-propelled vehicle, other than a farm tractor, moped or ATV, with a seat or saddle

for the rider and is designed to travel and be operated with no more than three wheels in contact with the

ground. (ORS 801.365)

A MOPED is a vehicle, including a bicycle equipped with a power source, that:

• Is designed to operate on the ground upon wheels;

• Has a seat or saddle for the rider;

• Is designed to travel on not more than three wheels;

• Is equipped with an independent power source that is capable of propelling the vehicle at no more than 30

miles per hour, has an engine size no greater than 50 cubic centimeters or a rotor displacement no greater

than 3.05 cubic inches if the engine is a combustion engine; and

• Is equipped with a power drive system that functions directly or automatically only and does not require a

clutch or shifting. (ORS 801.345)

Registration for motorcycles and mopeds usually expires every two years and is a set fee. New motorcycles

and mopeds registered with an MCO require four-year registration at initial registration. The body style for

motorcycles is MC and for mopeds is MP. Motorcycles and mopeds are subject to residency/domicile,

financial responsibility, and odometer requirements. If a vehicle is manufactured without an odometer, the

Exemption From Odometer Reading Requirements, Form 735-6745, must be completed.

Plates for motorcycles and mopeds have a yellow background and blue letters. Motorcycles and mopeds may

have custom plates. If the owner qualifies for them, Disabled Veteran Plates may be used on motorcycles and

mopeds that are not used for commercial purposes.

LOW-SPEED VEHICLES

“LOW-SPEED VEHICLE” means a four-wheeled motor vehicle with a top speed of more than 20 miles per

hour but not more than 25 miles per hour. Low-speed vehicles are titled using the VIN from the frame. Body

styles vary for low-speed vehicles depending on how the vehicles look.

Low-speed vehicle plates have a yellow background and blue letters. The plate configuration is “LS” followed

by five numbers. If the owner qualifies for them, Disabled Veteran Plates may be used on low-speed vehicles

that are not used for commercial purposes.

The registration paid for these vehicles is a set fee and remains the same for each registration period, every two

years.

Low-speed vehicles are subject to residency/domicile, NHTSA safety equipment standards, and financial

responsibility requirements.

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HYBRID-POWERED VEHICLES

A HYBRID-POWERED VEHICLE is a vehicle powered by electricity and another source of power.

Registrations for hybrid-powered vehicles are as follows (ORS 803.420):

• Two and three-wheeled vehicles are registered every two years (excluding mopeds) at a set fee.

• Mopeds are registered every two years at a set fee.*

• Vehicles that require fees based upon the Truck Fee Schedule pay those fees plus 50% of such fees.

• Farm vehicle fees are based on the Farm Fee Schedule plus 50% of such fee.

• Motor Home fees are based on the Motor Home Fee Schedule plus 50% of such fee.

• All other vehicle types are registered every two years at a set fee.*

*New hybrid-powered mopeds and passenger vehicles being titled with an MCO and also being registered

require four-year registration at initial registration .

Hybrid-powered vehicles are subject to residency/domicile, financial responsibility, DEQ requirements and

odometer requirements. If a vehicle is manufactured without an odometer, the Exemption From Odometer

Reading Requirements, Form 735-6745, must be completed.

The vehicle type and/or usage determine the plate issued for a hybrid-powered vehicle. For example, a

hybrid-powered motorcycle is issued a motorcycle plate and a hybrid-powered motor home is issued a motor

home plate. Refer to the appropriate section that covers that particular kind of vehicle.

ELECTRIC-VEHICLES

An ELECTRIC VEHICLE is a vehicle powered by some form of electricity.

Registrations for electric vehicles are as follows (ORS 803.420):

• Two and three-wheeled vehicles are registered every two years (excluding electric mopeds) at a set fee.

• Mopeds are registered every two years at a set fee.*

• Vehicles that require fees based upon the Truck Fee schedule pay those fees plus 50% of such fees.

• Farm vehicle fees are based on the Farm Fee Schedule plus 50% of such fee.

• Motor home fees are based on the Motor Home Fee Schedule plus 50% of such fee.

• All other vehicle types are registered every two years at a set fee.*

* New hybrid-powered mopeds and passenger vehicles being titled with an MCO and also being registered

require four-year registration at initial registration .

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Electric vehicles are subject to residency/domicile, financial responsibility, and odometer requirements. If a

vehicle is manufactured without an odometer, the Exemption From Odometer Reading Requirements, Form

735-6745, must be completed. Electric vehicles are exempt from DEQ requirements (ORS 815.300).

The vehicle type and/or usage determine the plate issued for an electric vehicle. For example, an electric

moped is issued a moped plate and an electric motor home is issued a motor home plate. Refer to the

appropriate section that covers that particular kind of vehicle.

SNOWMOBILES

Snowmobiles are self-propelled vehicles capable of travel over snow or ice. Movement is provided by an

endless belt tread, cleats or similar means of traction. Skis or sled-type runners provide steering. (ORS

801.490)

Snowmobiles are required by law to be titled and registered with a snowmobile decal. Registration for

snowmobiles expires every two years and is a set fee. Snowmobiles may not be issued passenger plates.

Snowmobile dealers MUST act as agents for DMV when an Oregon resident buys a snowmobile, which

means the dealer must collect fees, prepare the title and registration application and submit them to DMV.

The body style abbreviation for a snowmobile is SM.

Snowmobiles are subject to residency/domicile requirements.

FARM VEHICLES

Motor vehicles purchased by a farm operation may

qualify for farm plate registration. When a vehicle is

sold with farm plates on it, the farm plates must be

surrendered to DMV unless the new owner qualifies

for farm plates. Trailers of any type no longer qualify

for farm plates but are required to be registered as

Fixed Loads Do Not Include:

Travel Trailers

Tow Vehicles

Truck-Mounted Transit Mixers

Self-Propelled Mobile Cranes

heavy or light trailers. To qualify for farm plates the applicant must own or rent a farm, orchard or ranch and

be producing agricultural products or raising livestock in sufficient quantities to reasonably require the vehicle.

Fixed load vehicles, such as forklifts and compressors, do not qualify for farm plates. A residency/domicile

certification must accompany each application for title and/or registration of a farm vehicle.

For more information about farm registration and qualifications call the Farm Registration Desk at MCTD in

Salem at (503) 378-5203.

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FIXED LOAD VEHICLES

A “Fixed load vehicle” is a vehicle with or without motor power that is designed and used primarily:

• To support and move a permanent load in the form of equipment or appliances constructed as part of, or

permanently attached to, the body of the vehicle; and

• For transportation of equipment or appliances that are ordinarily kept on or in the vehicle in order that the

vehicle may be used for its primary purpose; and

• Except for the transportation of permanent loads, appliances and equipment described above, for purposes

other than for the transportation of persons or property over public highways or streets. (ORS 801.285)

A manufacturer’s advertising picture or snapshot will help DMV verify that the vehicle is a fixed load.

Registration for fixed load vehicles is a set fee depending on the weight, and expires every two years.

An odometer disclosure, if applicable, or an exemption from the odometer requirements must be provided

with the application for title and registration. These vehicles are also subject to residency/domicile requirements,

but are not required to comply with Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT).

SPECIAL USE TRAILER

A Special Use trailer is:

1. Eight and one-half feet or less in width and of any length and that is used for commercial or business

purposes; OR

2. A trailer that is used temporarily on a construction site for office purposes only; OR

3. A mobile modular unit.

A Special Use trailer does not include any travel trailer. (If a travel trailer is used for any of the purposes above,

it must be registered as a Special Use trailer”).

Registration fees are based on length. See Form 463, Special Use Trailer Fee Schedule.

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Fees

GENERAL FEE INFORMATION

The correct fee to collect for any transaction depends on the type of vehicle and the type of transaction being

done. The correct fee should be collected for each transaction type included on the application. The most

common transaction types are:

Title transfer

Registration (original or renewal)

• Plate replacement

• Plate transfer

The following examples illustrate several types of transactions.

If you are submitting an application for a vehicle with an out-of-state title and issuing Salmon plates, you should

collect the following fees for the transaction:

Title fee (new to Oregon vehicle)

+VIN inspection fee

+Salmon surcharge for one or two plates

+Plate fee for one or two plates

+Registration fee for the vehicle type

=Total fee

If you are submitting an application for a vehicle with a current Oregon title, renewing the registration, and

replacing the plates with Graphic (tree) plates you should collect the following fees for the transaction:

Title fee (Oregon title transfer)

+At-renewal replacement plate fee

+Plate fee for one or two plates

+Renewal (registration) fee for the vehicle type

=Total fee

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TITLE FEE INFORMATION

The amount of the title fee is based on the vehicle type and weight and whether or not the title being replaced

or applied for is a salvage title. It is necessary to know the weight of the vehicle even if the vehicle is not being

registered.

1. Title fees for heavy motor vehicles are based on the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). A $90.00

title fee is charged for the following vehicle types (referred to as "Heavy Vehicles"):

• trailers with a loaded weight over 8,000 pounds (this does not apply to other vehicle types such

as special use trailers and travel trailers).

• motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) over 26,000 pounds (this applies to

all truck, bus, and motorized heavy fixed load title transactions, but this does not apply to

motor homes).

2. Title fees and replacement title fee for all other vehicles not described above is $55.00 (referred to as

"Regular Vehicles").

3. Salvage certificate fee and replacement salvage certificate fee for all vehicle types is $17.00.

TITLE FEES

Regular Vehicle Title ...................................................................................................................... $55

Regular Vehicle Replacement Title ................................................................................................. $55

Regular Vehicle Replacement Title w/ Transfer ............................................................................. $110

Heavy Vehicle Title ....................................................................................................................... $90

Heavy Vehicle Replacement Title ................................................................................................... $90

Heavy Vehicle Replacement Title w/ Transfer ............................................................................... $180

Salvage Certificate ........................................................................................................................ $17

Replacement Salvage Certificate ................................................................................................... $17

Replacement Salvage Certificate w/ SalvageTransfer ...................................................................... $34

Replacement Salvage Certificate w/ Transfer to Regular Vehicle Title .............................................. $72

Replacement Salvage Certificate w/ Transfer to Heavy Vehicle Title .............................................. $107

Regular Vehicle Replacement Title w/ Transfer to Salvage Certificate* ............................................ $34

Heavy Vehicle Replacement Title w/ Transfer to Salvage Certificate* .............................................. $34

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Expedite fee - for odometer reasons only (mail only) ...................................................................... $10

Title correction fee (Not DMV error) ........................................................... depends on vehicle type

Title correction to add survivorship ............................................................................................ No fee

Title correction to change vehicle description made in error ........................................................ No fee

Title correction of a DMV error, for example, misspelled name .................................................. No fee

* By law DMV can only produce a Salvage Certificate once we have notification that a vehicle is

totaled. Consequently, we cannot issue a regular replacement title and transfer to Salvage Certificate in

one transaction. Therefore, we will only collect the replacement salvage fee along with the salvage

issuance fee ($17 + $17=$34).

FOUR-YEAR REGISTRATION FEE INFORMATION

The following new vehicles are subject to four-year registration, for the first registration period (see Chapter

L for more background information):

• Passenger vehicles (including electric and hybrid)

• Light trailers

• Mopeds (all motive power types, including electric and hybrid)

• Motorcycles (excluding electric or hybrid)

The registration fee will double in addition to any surcharges or special fees (such as the custom plate fee). The

surcharge for Crater Lake and Cultural plates is NOT doubled. After the initial four-year registration period,

the renewal will revert back to a two-year registration period.

EXCEPTIONS to four-year registration:

• Vehicle types not listed above

• Plate transfers

• Vehicles applying for permanent registration

Refer to the chart below for fee information.

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Registration Fees

Vehicle/Plate Type Registration Fee Registration Expiration

Antique (Historic) $54 permanent permanent

Bus

Camper

See Heavy Motor Vehicles & Buses

Fee Schedule, Form 735-6013

See Camper & Travel Trailer Fee

Schedule, Form 735-464

up to 1 year

quarterly

2 years staggered

Custom

$25 per year plus reg fees for vehicle

type

see vehicle type see vehicle type

Electric (Passenger) $54 2 years * staggered

Farm See Farm Schedule, Form 735-152 up to 1 year quarterly

For Rent Trailer

(8,000 lbs and below)

For Rent Trailer

(8,000 lbs and below)

For Rent Trailer (over 8,000 lbs)

$27 1 year annual

$135 5 year 5 year

MUST BE REGISTERED AS HEAVY TRAILERS

Government $3.50 permanent permanent

Group

See vehicle type and surcharge fee

chart later in this chapter

2 years * staggered

Ham type $5 plus reg fees for vehicle type see vehicle type see vehicle type

Heavy Fixed Load $75 2 years staggered

Heavy Trailer (over 8,000 lbs) $10 permanent permanent

Light Fixed Load

(3,000 lbs and below)

$54 2 years staggered

Light Trailer (8,000 lbs and below) $54 2 years * staggered

Low-Speed $54 2 years staggered

Manufactured Structure Toter

See Charitable/Non-Profit and

Manufactured Structure Toters Fee

Schedule, Form 735-153

up to 1 year

staggered

Moped $30 2 years * staggered

Moped (Hybrid-powered) $30 2 years * staggered

Motor Home

See Motor Home Fee Schedule, Form

735-465

2 years staggered

Motorcycle $30 2 years * staggered

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Vehicle/Plate Type Registration Fee Registration Expiration

Motorcycle (Hybrid-powered) $27 2 years staggered

National Guard See vehicle type 2 years staggered

Passenger $54 2 years * staggered

Passenger (Hybrid-powered) $54 2 years * staggered

Special Interest $81 permanent permanent

Tow/Recovery

Travel Trailer

See Tow/Recovery Fee Schedule,

Form 735-148

See Camper & Travel Trailer Fee

Schedule, Form 735-464

1 year annual

2 years staggered

Truck (8,001 lbs and above)

See Heavy Motor Vehicles & Buses

Fee Schedule, Form 735-6013

up to 1 year

quarterly

* = may be subject to four-year registration

OTHER FEES

Plate transfer fee ............................................................................................................................. $6

(See Chapter L for information on which plates are transferable)

Plate fees (original issue, in addition to registration fees):

Vehicles requiring one plate ....................................................................................................... $3

Vehicles requiring two plates ..................................................................................................... $5

At-renewal replacement fee ............................................................................................................ $5

Between-renewal replacement fee ................................................................................................. $10

Duplicate or replacement registration card only ................................................................................ $5

Crater Lake Plate surcharge

Cultural Plate surcharge

Group Plate surcharge

Salmon Plate surcharge

(see surcharge fee chart)

(see surcharge fee chart)

(see surcharge fee chart)

(see surcharge fee chart)

VIN inspection ............................................................................................................................... $7

Replacement Sticker Only fee ....................................................................................................... $10

TOD filing fee ............................................................................................................................... $13

Secure power of attorney filing ........................................................................................................ $4

Tow/Recovery Certificate ............................................................................................................. $17

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GRAPHIC (TREE), OREGON TRAIL, SALMON, CRATER LAKE

AND CULTURAL PLATES

"Graphic" plates terminology

The Tree plate was the original "graphic" plate. When mentioned in DMV literature, "graphic" means the Tree

plate. Later, when Oregon Trail plates were created, the term "graphic issuance fee" was expanded to apply to

both Tree and Oregon Trail plates. We now refer to this as the at-renewal replacement fee or between-renewal

replacement fee.

Graphic (Tree) Plates

Graphic (Tree) plates are issued:

• For light trailers (only option available)

• For passenger vehicles, both regular issue and custom

• As background for group plates (only background available for group)

• As background for National Guard Plates and Elected Official plates

When graphic (tree) plates are issued in conjunction with original registration (new vehicles or new to

Oregon) there is no replacement fee. The fees that should be collected are the plate fee and the registration fee

(see fee charts), and custom or group plate fee, if applicable.

Graphic (tree) plate initial issuance fees:

Custom Group

Plate Reg Plate Plate

Fee Fee Fee Fee TOTAL

Passenger - two-year $5.00 $54.00 n/a n/a $59.00

Passenger - four year $5.00 $108.00 n/a n/a $113.00

Passenger Custom - two year $5.00 $54.00 $50.00 n/a $109.00

Passenger Custom - four year $5.00 $108.00 $100.00 n/a $213.00

National Guard - Passenger - two-year $5.00 $54.00 n/a n/a $59.00

National Guard - Passenger - four-year $5.00 $108.00 n/a n/a $113.00

National Guard - Motor Home $5.00 varies n/a n/a plate+reg

Passenger Group - two year Higher Ed $5.00 $54.00 n/a $32.00 $91.00

Passenger Group - four year Higher Ed $5.00 $108.00 n/a $64.00 $177.00

Passenger Group - two year Veteran or Non-Profit $5.00 $54.00 n/a $10.00 $69.00

Passenger Group - four year Veteran or Non-Profit $5.00 $108.00 n/a $20.00 $133.00

Light Trailer - two year $3.00 $54.00 n/a n/a $57.00

Light Trailer - four year $3.00 $108.00 n/a n/a $111.00

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When graphic (tree) plates are issued or replaced in conjunction with the renewal of the registration plates,

the at-renewal replacement fee of $5.00 per transaction is charged in addition to the plate fee and registration

renewal fee, and custom plate or group plate fee if applicable.

If the customer wishes to apply for replacement tree plates at any time between renewal they will pay the

between-renewal replacement fee of $10 in addition to the plate fee.

The plate fee is $3 for vehicles requiring one plate, and $5 for vehicles requiring two plates.

Graphic (tree) replacement plate fee example:

Replacement at renewal:

Replacement fee Plate fee

Total

one plate $5 + $3 = $8 + renewal fee

two plates $5 + $5 = $10 + renewal fee

Replacement between renewal:

Replacement fee Plate fee

Total

one plate $10 + $3 = $13

two plates $10 + $5 = $15

Group Plates:

To assist a customer in applying for Group Plates, for more information about qualifying for a group plate, and

for group plate transfer information, see Chapter L.

Group plates are issued only for passenger vehicles. Group plates are issued only on the graphic (tree) plate.

When the plates are issued or renewed, a surcharge is collected (see surcharge fee chart in this chapter), which goes

into an account for the group. If the group did not designate an account, the surcharge goes to the Environmental

Quality Information Account (the Litter Fund).

When group plates are issued in conjunction with original registration (new vehicles or new to Oregon) the fees

collected are the surcharge, the plate fee and the registration fee.

When group plates are issued, or replaced (customer is replacing a group plate with a different type of group

plate) — either with the renewal or between renewals — the fees collected

are the replacement fee, group plate surcharge, plate fee, and if at renewal,

the registration renewal fee.

When group plates are replaced with the same type of group plate, either

with the renewal or between renewals, the fees collected are the

replacement fee, plate fee and registration renewal fee (if at renewal). No

group plate surcharge is charged when replacing a group plate with

the same type of group plate.

For more information on surcharges, see surcharge fee chart later in this

chapter.

When group plates are

issued or renewed, a

surcharge is collected.

See surcharge fee chart

in this chapter.

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National Guard Plates

Active Members of the Oregon National Guard are eligible for National Guard plates. National Guard plates

are issued on graphic (tree) plates for passenger vehicles and motor homes.

One of the owners on the title must qualify for the plate. If there is a lessor and lessee on the title, the lessee

must qualify for the plate. The qualified applicant must submit a completed Oregon Military Department

Certificate of Eligibility, AGO Form 4309, issued by the Oregon Military Department. For more information

and for plate transfer information, see Chapter L.

The fee for National Guard plates is the same as for graphic plates:

Passenger, Original ....................................................................................................................... $59

Passenger, Replace w/ Renewal .................................................................................................... $64

Passenger, Replace w/o Renewal .................................................................................................. $15

Motor Home, Original .......................................................................................... $5 + registration fee

Motor Home, Replace w/ Renewal ..........................................................................$10 + renewal fee

Motor Home, Replace w/o Renewal ............................................................................................. $15

Government Vehicle Plates

The registration fees for government vehicle plates (E plates) are:

Original plates (one-plated vehicle) ............................................................................................. $6.50

Original plates (two-plated vehicle) ............................................................................................ $8.50

Oregon Trail Plates

On November 4, 1993, DMV began issuing the Oregon Trail license plate. Oregon Trail plates are no longer

available but still may be renewed. See Chapter L for information about plate transfer requirements.

Salmon Plates

Salmon plates or custom Salmon plates may be issued for passenger vehicles. Passenger vehicles may also

have Ham configuration on Salmon background. The Salmon plate

surcharge is distributed to two funds: half to the Governor’s

Watershed Enhancement Board and half to the State Parks and

Recreation Department Fund. Salmon plates may be transferred

to another vehicle of the same type - see Chapter L for information

about plate transfer requirements.

When Salmon plates are issued in conjunction with original

registration (new vehicles or new to Oregon) the fees collected are

the surcharge of $7.50 per plate per year, the plate fee and the

registration fee.

When Salmon plates are

initially issued or

renewed, a surcharge of

$7.50 per plate per year

is collected. See

surcharge fee chart in this

chapter.

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Salmon plate fee examples:

Original (new vehicles or new to Oregon): $7.50 surcharge fee per plate

Surcharge

$30.00

Plate fee 2-Year Registration

4-year Registration

(New Vehicles only)

+ $5.00 = $35 + $54 reg fee = $89 $65 + $108 reg fee = $173

Replacement at renewal (does not have Salmon plates):

Surcharge

Plate fee

Replacement fee

Total

$30.00

+ $5.00 + $5.00

$40 + $54 renewal fee = $94

When Salmon plates are issued either with the renewal or between renewals, the fees collected are the replacement

fee, the Salmon plate surcharge, plate fee and registration renewal fee (if at renewal).

When Salmon plates are replaced (and the customer already has Salmon plates), either with the renewal or

between renewals, the fees collected are the replacement fee, plate fee and registration renewal fee (if at

renewal). No surcharge fee is collected if the customer already has Salmon plates.

Salmon Plate Fees (Salmon plates are issued only to passenger vehicles)

Original ....................................................................................................................................... $89

Original (New Vehicle 4-Year Registration) ................................................................................. $173

Replace w/ Renewal (does not have Salmon plates) ....................................................................... $94

Replace w/ Renewal (already has Salmon plates) ........................................................................... $64

Replace w/o Renewal (does not have Salmon plates) ..................................................................... $45

Replace w/o Renewal (already has Salmon plates) ......................................................................... $15

Custom , Original ........................................................................................................................ $139

Custom , Original (new vehicle 4-Year Registration) .................................................................... $273

Change to custom Salmon from regular registration at renewal:

Does not already have Salmon plates ...................................................... $144

Already has Salmon plates ...................................................................... $114

Ham , Original .............................................................................................................................. $94

Ham , Original (New Vehicle 4-Year Registration) ....................................................................... $178

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Ham , Replace w/ Renewal (does not have Salmon plates) ............................................................ $94

Ham , Replace w/ Renewal (already has Salmon plates) ................................................................ $64

Ham , Replace w/o Renewal (does not have Salmon plates) .......................................................... $45

Ham , Replace w/o Renewal (already has Salmon plates) .............................................................. $15

Crater Lake Plates

Crater Lake plates or custom Crater Lake plates may be issued for passenger vehicles. Passenger vehicles

may also have Ham configuration on Crater Lake background. The

surcharge is required only when the plates are initially issued. When Crater Lake

The surcharge is not doubled when issuing Crater Lake plates on a plates are issued, a

vehicle with four-year registration. The surcharge is distributed to surcharge of $10.00 per

the National Park Foundation for use on Crater Lake National plate is collected. See

Park projects. Crater Lake passenger plates may be transferred to

surcharge fee chart in

another vehicle of the same type - see Chapter L for information

about plate transfer requirements.

this chapter.

When Crater Lake plates are issued in conjunction with original

registration (new vehicle or new to Oregon) the fees collected are the surcharge of $10 per plate, the plate fee

and the registration fee.

When Crater Lake plates are issued or replaced (and the customer does not already have Crater Lake plates)

--- either at renewal or between renewals --- the fees collected are the replacement fee, the Crater Lake plate

surcharge, plate fee and registration renewal fee (if at renewal).

Surcharge

$20.00

Crater Lake plate fee examples:

Original (new vehicles or new to Oregon): $10.00 surcharge fee per plate

Plate fee

2-Year Registration

4-year Registration

(New Vehicles only)

+ $5.00 = $25 + $54 reg fee = $79 $25 + $108 reg fee = $133

Replacement at-renewal (does not have Crater Lake plates):

Surcharge

Plate fee

Replacement fee

Total

$20.00

+ $5.00 + $5.00

$30 + $54 renewal fee = $84

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When Crater Lake plates are replaced (and customer already has Crater Lake plates), either with the renewal

or between renewals, the fees collected are the replacement fee, plate fee and registration renewal fee (if at

renewal).

Crater Lake Plate Fees (Crater Lake plates are issued only to passenger

vehicles)

Original ....................................................................................................................................... $79

Original (New Vehicle 4-Year Registration) ................................................................................ $133

Replace w/ Renewal (does not have Crater Lake plates) ............................................................... $84

Replace w/ Renewal (already has Crater Lake plates) ................................................................... $64

Replace w/o Renewal (does not have Crater Lake plates) ............................................................. $35

Replace w/o Renewal (already has Crater Lake plates) ................................................................. $15

Custom Original ......................................................................................................................... $129

Custom Original (New Vehicle 4-Year Registration)..................................................................... $233

Change to custom Crater Lake from regular registration at renewal:

Does not have Crater Lake plates ............................................................. $134

Already has Crater Lake Plates ............................................................... $114

Ham Original ............................................................................................................................... $84

Ham Original (New Vehicle 4-Year Registration) ........................................................................ $138

Ham Replace w/ Renewal (does not have Crater Lake plates) ........................................................$84

Ham Replace w/ Renewal (already has Crater Lake plates) .......................................................... $64

Ham Replace w/o Renewal (does not have Crater Lake plates) ......................................................$35

Ham Replace w/o Renewal (already has Crater Lake plates) ........................................................ $15

Cultural Plates

Cultural plates or custom Cultural plates may be issued for passenger vehicles. Passenger vehicles may also

have Ham configuration on Cultural background. The surcharge is distributed to the Trust for Cultural

Development to fund specific arts, heritage and humanities programs. Cultural plates may be transferred to

another vehicle of the same type - see Chapter L for information about plate transfer requirements.

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The Cultural plate surcharge does not double with four-year

registration. The surcharge is collected at initial issuance and at

each renewal.

When Cultural plates are issued in conjunction with original

registration (new vehicle or new to Oregon) the fees collected are

the surcharge of $15 per plate, the plate fee and the registration

fee.

When Cultural plates are

initially issued or

renewed, a surcharge of

$15.00 per plate is

collected. See surcharge

fee chart in this chapter.

When Cultural plates are issued or replaced (and the customer

does not already have Cultural plates) --- either with the renewal or between renewals --- the fees collected

are the replacement fee, the Cultural plate surcharge, plate fee and registration renewal fee (if at renewal).

When Cultural plates are replaced (and customer already has Cultural plates), either with the renewal or

between renewals, the fees collected are the replacement fee, plate fee and registration renewal fee (if at

renewal). No surcharge is collected if the customer already had Cultural plates.

Cultural plate fee examples:

Original (new vehicles or new to Oregon): $15.00 surcharge fee per plate

Surcharge

Plate fee

2-Year Registration

4-year Registration

(New Vehicles only)

$30.00

+ $5.00 = $35 + $54 reg fee = $89 $35 + $108 reg fee = $143

Replacement at-renewal (does not have Cultural plates):

Surcharge

Plate fee

Replacem ent fee

Total

$30.00

+ $5.00 + $5.00

$40 + $54 renewal fee = $94

Cultural Plate Fees (Cultural plates are issued only to passenger vehicles)

Original ........................................................................................................................................ $89

Original (New Vehicle 4-Year Registration) ................................................................................. $143

Replace w/ Renewal (does not have Cultural plates) ...................................................................... $94

Replace w/ Renewal (already has Cultural plates) .......................................................................... $64

Replace w/o Renewal (does not have Cultural plates) .................................................................... $45

Replace w/o Renewal (already has Cultural plates) ........................................................................ $15

Custom Original ......................................................................................................................... $139

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Custom Original (New Vehicle 4-Year Registration) .................................................................... $243

Change to custom Cultural from regular registration at renewal:

Does not already have Cultural plates ...................................................... $144

Already has Cultural plates ...................................................................... $114

Ham Original ............................................................................................................................... $94

Ham Original (New Vehicle 4-Year Registration) ........................................................................ $148

Ham Replace w/ Renewal (does not have Cultural plates) ............................................................. $94

Ham Replace w/ Renewal (already has Cultural plates) ................................................................. $64

Ham Replace w/o Renewal (does not have Cultural plates) ........................................................... $45

Ham Replace w/o Renewal (already has Cultural plates) ............................................................... $15

Surcharge Fees for Group, Salmon, Crater Lake, and

Cultural Plates/Registration

Plate Type: Institutions of Higher Education

In itia l

Registration

W ith Re ne w al

No Plates Issued

Replacem ent plate

at-renewal

Replacement plate

between-renewal

$16 per plate surcharge ($32 $16 per plate

Does not have group plate or Does not have group plate or

per pair for a 2 year period; s u rch arg e ($ 32 p er replacing w ith different type replacing w ith different type

$64 per pair for a 4 year p air)

of group plate:

of group plate:

period)

Registration Fee Registration Fee $16 per plate surcharge ($32

per pair)

$16 per plate surcharge ($32

per pair)

Plate Fee $5 Registration Fee Plate Fee $5

Plate Fee $5

Between-renewal

At-renewal Replacem ent Fee Replacem ent Fee $10

$5

Replacing with same type of

group plate:

Replacing w ith sam e type of

group plate:

Registration Fee Plate Fee $5

Plate Fee $5

Between-renewal

At-renewal Replacem ent Fee Replacem ent Fee $10

$5

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Plate Type: Non-Profit / Tax Exempt, Purple Heart, Veterans' Organization

Initial

Registration

$5 per plate surcharge ($10

per pair for a 2 year period;

$20 per pair for a 4 year

period)

Registration Fee

Plate Fee $5

With Renewal

No Plates Issued

$5 per plate surcharge

($10 per pair)

Registration Fee

Replacement plate

at-renewal

Does not have group plate or

replacing with different type

of group plate:

$5 per plate surcharge ($10

per pair)

Replacement plate

between-renewal

Does not have group plate or

replacing with different type

of group plate:

Registration Fee Plate Fee $5

Plate Fee $5

Between-renewal

At-renewal Replacement Fee Replacement Fee $10

$5

Replacing with same type of Replacing with same type of

group plate:

group plate:

Registration Fee Plate Fee $5

Plate Fee $5

At-renewal Replacement Fee

$5

$5 per plate surcharge ($10

per pair)

Between-renewal

Replacement Fee $10

Initial

Registration

$15 per plate surcharge ($30

per pair for a 2 year period; $60

With Renewal

No Plates Issued

Plate Type: Salmon

Replacement plate

at-renewal

Does not have a Salmon

plate:

Replacement plate

between-renewal

Does not have a Salmon

plate:

$15 per plate surcharge

($30 per pair)

per pair for a 4 year period) Registration Fee $15 per plate surcharge ($30

Regis tration Fee

per pair)

Plate Fee $5 Registration Fee Plate Fee - $5

Plate Fee $5

At-renewal Replacement Fee

$5

Already has Salmon plate:

Already has Salmon plate:

Registration Fee Plate Fee - $5

Plate Fee $5

Between-renewal

Replacem ent Fee $10

At-renewal Replacement Fee

$5

$15 per plate surcharge ($30

per pair)

Between-renewal

Replacem ent Fee $10

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Plate Type: Crater Lake

Initial

Registration

With Renewal

No Plates Issued

Replacement plate

at-renewal

Replacement plate

between-renewal

$10 per plate surcharge ($20

per pair for a 2 year period;

No Surcharge

Registration Fee

Does not have Crater Lake

plate:

Does not have Crater Lake

plate:

surcharge is not doubled for a

4 year period)

$10 per plate surcharge

($20 per pair)

$10 per plate surcharge ($20

per pair)

Registration Fee Registration Fee Plate Fee $5

Plate Fee $5 Plate Fee $5

At-renewal Replacement Fee

Between-renewal

Replacement Fee $10

$5

Already has Crater Lake

plate:

Already has Crater Lake

plate:

Registration Fee Plate Fee $5

Plate Fee $5

At-renewal Replacement Fee

$5

Between-renewal

Replacement Fee $10

Plate Type: Cultural

Initial

Registration

With Renewal

No Plates Issued

Replacement plate

at-renewal

Replacement plate

between-renewal

$15 per plate surcharge ($30 $15 per plate surcharge Does not have Cultural Does not have Cultural

per pair for a 2 year period; ($30 per pair)

plate:

plate:

surcharge is not doubled for a

$15 per plate surcharge ($30 $15 per plate surcharge ($30

Registration Fee

4 year period)

per pair)

per pair)

Plate Fee $5 Registration Fee Plate Fee $5

Plate Fee $5

At-renewal Replacement Fee

Between-renewal

Replacement Fee $10

$5

Already has Cultural plate: Already has Cultural plate:

Registration Fee Plate Fee $5

Plate Fee $5

Between-renewal

At-renewal Replacement Fee Replacement Fee $10

$5

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Heavy Motor Vehicles and Buses Fee Schedule

WEIGHT IN POUNDS One Year 3/4 Year 1/2 Year 1/4 Year

8,000 or LESS .......................... $ 27.00 (Buses, hearses, armored cars, ambulances & self propelled cranes only)

8,001 to 10,000 ......................... 169.00 .............. $ 127.75 ................ $ 85.50 ................ $ 43.25

10,001 to 12,000 ......................... 192.00 ................. 145.00 ................... 97.00 ...................49.00

12,001 to 14,000 ......................... 215.00 ................. 162.25 ................. 108.50 ...................54.75

14,001 to 16,000 ......................... 238.00 ................. 179.50 ................. 120.00 ...................60.50

16,001 to 18,000 ......................... 261.00 ................. 196.75 ................. 131.50 ...................66.25

18,001 to 20,000 ......................... 291.00 ................. 219.25 ................. 146.50 ...................73.75

20,001 to 22,000 ......................... 314.00 ................. 236.50 ................. 158.00 ...................79.50

22,001 to 24,000 ......................... 345.00 ................. 259.75 ................. 173.50 ...................87.25

24,001 to 26,000 ......................... 375.00 ................. 282.25 ................. 188.50 ...................94.75

26,001 to 28,000 ......................... 184.00 ................. 139.00 ................... 93.00 ...................47.00

28,001 to 30,000 ......................... 192.00 ................. 145.00 ................... 97.00 ...................49.00

30,001 to 32,000 ......................... 207.00 ................. 156.25 ................. 104.50 ...................52.75

32,001 to 34,000 ......................... 215.00 ................. 162.25 ................. 108.50 ...................54.75

34,001 to 36,000 ......................... 230.00 ................. 173.50 ................. 116.00 ...................58.50

36,001 to 38,000 ......................... 238.00 ................. 179.50 ................. 120.00 ...................60.50

38,001 to 40,000 ......................... 253.00 ................. 190.75 ................. 127.50 ...................64.25

40,001 to 42,000 ......................... 261.00 ................. 196.75 ................. 131.50 ...................66.25

42,001 to 44,000 ......................... 276.00 ................. 208.00 ................. 139.00 ...................70.00

44,001 to 46,000 ......................... 284.00 ................. 214.00 ................. 143.00 ...................72.00

46,001 to 48,000 ......................... 291.00 ................. 219.25 ................. 146.50 ...................73.75

48,001 to 50,000 ......................... 307.00 ................. 231.25 ................. 154.50 ...................77.75

50,001 to 52,000 ......................... 322.00 ................. 242.50 ................. 162.00 ...................81.50

52,001 to 54,000 ......................... 330.00 ................. 248.50 ................. 166.00 ...................83.50

54,001 to 56,000 ......................... 337.00 ................. 253.75 ................. 169.50 ...................85.25

56,001 to 58,000 ......................... 352.00 ................. 265.00 ................. 177.00 ...................89.00

58,001 to 60,000 ......................... 368.00 ................. 277.00 ................. 185.00 ...................93.00

60,001 to 62,000 ......................... 383.00 ................. 288.25 ................. 192.50 ...................96.75

62,001 to 64,000 ......................... 398.00 ................. 299.50 ................. 200.00 ................. 100.50

64,001 to 66,000 ......................... 406.00 ................. 305.50 ................. 204.00 ................. 102.50

66,001 to 68,000 ......................... 421.00 ................. 316.75 ................. 211.50 ................. 106.25

68,001 to 70,000 ......................... 429.00 ................. 322.75 ................. 215.50 ................. 108.25

70,001 to 72,000 ......................... 444.00 ................. 334.00 ................. 223.00 ................. 112.00

72,001 to 74,000 ......................... 452.00 ................. 340.00 ................. 227.00 ................. 114.00

74,001 to 76,000 ......................... 467.00 ................. 351.25 ................. 234.50 ................. 117.75

76,001 to 78,000 ......................... 475.00 ................. 357.25 ................. 238.50 ................. 119.75

78,001 to 80,000 ......................... 490.00 ................. 368.50 ................. 246.00 ................. 123.50

80,001 to 82,000 ......................... 498.00 ................. 374.50 ................. 250.00 ................. 125.50

82,001 to 84,000 ......................... 513.00 ................. 385.75 ................. 257.50 ................. 129.25

84,001 to 86,000 ......................... 521.00 ................. 391.75 ................. 261.50 ................. 131.25

86,001 to 88,000 ......................... 536.00 ................. 403.00 ................. 269.00 ................. 135.00

88,001 to 90,000 ......................... 544.00 ................. 409.00 ................. 273.00 ................. 137.00

90,001 to 92,000 ......................... 559.00 ................. 420.25 ................. 280.50 ................. 140.75

92,001 to 94,000 ......................... 567.00 ................. 426.25 ................. 284.50 ................. 142.75

94,001 to 96,000 ......................... 582.00 ................. 437.50 ................. 292.00 ................. 146.50

96,001 to 98,000 ......................... 590.00 ................. 443.50 ................. 296.00 ................. 148.50

98,001 to 100,000 ......................... 598.00 ................. 449.50 ................. 300.00 ................. 150.50

100,001 to 102,000 ......................... 613.00 ................. 460.75 ................. 307.50 ................. 154.25

102,001 to 104,000 ......................... 621.00 ................. 466.75 ................. 311.50 ................. 156.25

104,001 to 105,500 ......................... 636.00 ................. 478.00 ................. 319.00 ................. 160.00

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Chapter N: Fees

Motor Homes and Campers/Travel Trailers Fee Schedule

MOTOR

HOMES

CAMPERS AND

TRAVEL TRAILERS

LENGTH 2 YEARS 2 YEARS

6-10 ft. ................................................... $126.00 ................................................... $ 81.00

11 ft. .........................................................133.50...................................................... 87.75

12 ft..........................................................141.00...................................................... 94.50

13 ft..........................................................148.50.................................................... 101.25

14 ft..........................................................156.00.................................................... 108.00

15 ft..........................................................163.50.................................................... 114.75

16 ft..........................................................171.00.................................................... 121.50

17 ft..........................................................178.50.................................................... 128.25

18 ft..........................................................186.00.................................................... 135.00

19 ft..........................................................193.50.................................................... 141.75

20 ft..........................................................201.00.................................................... 148.50

21 ft..........................................................208.50.................................................... 155.25

22 ft..........................................................216.00.................................................... 162.00

23 ft..........................................................223.50.................................................... 168.75

24 ft..........................................................231.00.................................................... 175.50

25 ft..........................................................238.50.................................................... 182.25

26 ft..........................................................246.00.................................................... 189.00

27 ft..........................................................253.50.................................................... 195.75

28 ft..........................................................261.00.................................................... 202.50

29 ft..........................................................268.50.................................................... 209.25

30 ft..........................................................276.00.................................................... 216.00

31 ft..........................................................283.50.................................................... 222.75

32 ft..........................................................291.00.................................................... 229.50

33 ft..........................................................298.50.................................................... 236.25

34 ft..........................................................306.00.................................................... 243.00

35 ft..........................................................313.50.................................................... 249.75

36 ft..........................................................321.00.................................................... 256.50

37 ft..........................................................328.50.................................................... 263.25

38 ft..........................................................336.00.................................................... 270.00

39 ft..........................................................343.50.................................................... 276.75

40 ft..........................................................351.00.................................................... 283.50

41 ft..........................................................358.50.................................................... 290.25

42 ft..........................................................366.00.................................................... 297.00

43 ft..........................................................373.50.................................................... 303.75

44 ft..........................................................381.00.................................................... 310.50

45 ft..........................................................388.50.................................................... 317.25

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Chapter N: Fees

Charitable/Non-Profit and Manufactured Structure Toters Fee Schedule

WEIGHT IN POUNDS One Year 3/4 Year 1/2 Year 1/4 Year

8,001 to 10,000 ........................ $ 50.00 ................ $ 38.50 ................ $ 26.00 ................ $ 16.00

10,001 to 12,000 ........................... 60.00 ................... 46.00 ................... 31.00 ...................16.00

12,001 to 14,000 ........................... 65.00 ................... 49.75 ................... 33.50 ...................17.25

14,001 to 16,000 ........................... 75.00 ................... 57.25 ................... 38.50 ...................19.75

16,001 to 18,000 ........................... 80.00 ................... 61.00 ................... 41.00 ...................21.00

18,001 to 20,000 ........................... 90.00 ................... 68.50 ................... 46.00 ...................23.50

20,001 to 22,000 ........................... 95.00 ................... 72.25 ................... 48.50 ...................24.75

22,001 to 24,000 ......................... 105.00 ................... 79.75 ................... 53.50 ...................27.25

24,001 to 26,000 ......................... 110.00 ................... 83.50 ................... 56.00 ...................28.50

26,001 to 28,000 ......................... 120.00 ................... 91.00 ................... 61.00 ...................31.00

28,001 to 30,000 ......................... 125.00 ................... 94.75 ................... 63.50 ...................32.25

30,001 to 32,000 ......................... 135.00 ................. 102.25 ................... 68.50 ...................34.75

32,001 to 34,000 ......................... 140.00 ................. 106.00 ................... 71.00 ...................36.00

34,001 to 36,000 ......................... 150.00 ................. 113.50 ................... 76.00 ...................38.50

36,001 to 38,000 ......................... 155.00 ................. 117.25 ................... 78.50 ...................39.75

38,001 to 40,000 ......................... 165.00 ................. 124.75 ................... 83.50 ...................42.25

40,001 to 42,000 ......................... 170.00 ................. 128.50 ................... 86.00 ...................43.50

42,001 to 44,000 ......................... 180.00 ................. 136.00 ................... 91.00 ...................46.00

44,001 to 46,000 ......................... 185.00 ................. 139.75 ................... 93.50 ...................47.25

46,001 to 48,000 ......................... 190.00 ................. 143.50 ................... 96.00 ...................48.50

48,001 to 50,000 ......................... 200.00 ................. 151.00 ................. 101.00 ...................51.00

50,001 to 52,000 ......................... 210.00 ................. 158.50 ................. 106.00 ...................53.50

52,001 to 54,000 ......................... 215.00 ................. 162.25 ................. 108.50 ...................54.75

54,001 to 56,000 ......................... 220.00 ................. 166.00 ................. 111.00 ...................56.00

56,001 to 58,000 ......................... 230.00 ................. 173.50 ................. 116.00 ...................58.50

58,001 to 60,000 ......................... 240.00 ................. 181.00 ................. 121.00 ...................61.00

60,001 to 62,000 ......................... 250.00 ................. 188.50 ................. 126.00 ...................63.50

62,001 to 64,000 ......................... 260.00 ................. 196.00 ................. 131.00 ...................66.00

64,001 to 66,000 ......................... 265.00 ................. 199.75 ................. 133.50 ...................67.25

66,001 to 68,000 ......................... 275.00 ................. 207.25 ................. 138.50 ...................69.75

68,001 to 70,000 ......................... 280.00 ................. 211.00 ................. 141.00 ...................71.00

70,001 to 72,000 ......................... 290.00 ................. 218.50 ................. 146.00 ...................73.50

72,001 to 74,000 ......................... 295.00 ................. 222.25 ................. 148.50 ...................74.75

74,001 to 76,000 ......................... 305.00 ................. 229.75 ................. 153.50 ...................77.25

76,001 to 78,000 ......................... 310.00 ................. 233.50 ................. 156.00 ...................78.50

78,001 to 80,000 ......................... 320.00 ................. 241.00 ................. 161.00 ...................81.00

80,001 to 82,000 ......................... 325.00 ................. 244.75 ................. 163.50 ...................82.25

82,001 to 84,000 ......................... 335.00 ................. 252.25 ................. 168.50 ...................84.75

84,001 to 86,000 ......................... 340.00 ................. 256.00 ................. 171.00 ...................86.00

86,001 to 88,000 ......................... 350.00 ................. 263.50 ................. 176.00 ...................88.50

88,001 to 90,000 ......................... 355.00 ................. 267.25 ................. 178.50 ...................89.75

90,001 to 92,000 ......................... 365.00 ................. 274.75 ................. 183.50 ...................92.25

92,001 to 94,000 ......................... 370.00 ................. 278.50 ................. 186.00 ...................93.50

94,001 to 96,000 ......................... 380.00 ................. 286.00 ................. 191.00 ...................96.00

96,001 to 98,000 ......................... 385.00 ................. 289.75 ................. 193.50 ...................97.25

98,001 to 100,000 ......................... 390.00 ................. 293.50 ................. 196.00 ...................98.50

100,001 to 102,000 ......................... 400.00 ................. 301.00 ................. 201.00 ................. 101.00

102,001 to 104,000 ......................... 405.00 ................. 304.75 ................. 203.50 ................. 102.25

104,001 to 105,500 ......................... 415.00 ................. 312.25 ................. 208.50 ................. 104.75

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Chapter N: Fees

Motor Trucks Registered as Farm Vehicles Fee Schedule

WEIGHT IN POUNDS One Year 3/4 Year 1/2 Year 1/4 Year

8,000 or LESS ........................ $ 27.00

8,001 to 10,000 ........................... 30.00 ................ $ 23.50 ................ $ 16.00 ................ $ 16.00

10,001 to 12,000 ........................... 35.00 ................... 27.25 ................... 18.50 ...................16.00

12,001 to 14,000 ........................... 45.00 ................... 34.75 ................... 23.50 ...................16.00

14,001 to 16,000 ........................... 50.00 ................... 38.50 ................... 26.00 ...................16.00

16,001 to 18,000 ........................... 60.00 ................... 46.00 ................... 31.00 ...................16.00

18,001 to 20,000 ........................... 65.00 ................... 49.75 ................... 33.50 ...................17.25

20,001 to 22,000 ........................... 75.00 ................... 57.25 ................... 38.50 ...................19.75

22,001 to 24,000 ........................... 80.00 ................... 61.00 ................... 41.00 ...................21.00

24,001 to 26,000 ........................... 90.00 ................... 68.50 ................... 46.00 ...................23.50

26,001 to 28,000 ........................... 95.00 ................... 72.25 ................... 48.50 ...................24.75

28,001 to 30,000 ......................... 105.00 ................... 79.75 ................... 53.50 ...................27.25

30,001 to 32,000 ......................... 110.00 ................... 83.50 ................... 56.00 ...................28.50

32,001 to 34,000 ......................... 120.00 ................... 91.00 ................... 61.00 ...................31.00

34,001 to 36,000 ......................... 125.00 ................... 94.75 ................... 63.50 ...................32.25

36,001 to 38,000 ......................... 135.00 ................. 102.25 ................... 68.50 ...................34.75

38,001 to 40,000 ......................... 140.00 ................. 106.00 ................... 71.00 ...................36.00

40,001 to 42,000 ......................... 150.00 ................. 113.50 ................... 76.00 ...................38.50

42,001 to 44,000 ......................... 155.00 ................. 117.25 ................... 78.50 ...................39.75

44,001 to 46,000 ......................... 165.00 ................. 124.75 ................... 83.50 ...................42.25

46,001 to 48,000 ......................... 170.00 ................. 128.50 ................... 86.00 ...................43.50

48,001 to 50,000 ......................... 180.00 ................. 136.00 ................... 91.00 ...................46.00

50,001 to 52,000 ......................... 185.00 ................. 139.75 ................... 93.50 ...................47.25

52,001 to 54,000 ......................... 190.00 ................. 143.50 ................... 96.00 ...................48.50

54,001 to 56,000 ......................... 200.00 ................. 151.00 ................. 101.00 ...................51.00

56,001 to 58,000 ......................... 210.00 ................. 158.50 ................. 106.00 ...................53.50

58,001 to 60,000 ......................... 215.00 ................. 162.25 ................. 108.50 ...................54.75

60,001 to 62,000 ......................... 220.00 ................. 166.00 ................. 111.00 ...................56.00

62,001 to 64,000 ......................... 230.00 ................. 173.50 ................. 116.00 ...................58.50

64,001 to 66,000 ......................... 240.00 ................. 181.00 ................. 121.00 ...................61.00

66,001 to 68,000 ......................... 245.00 ................. 184.75 ................. 123.50 ...................62.25

68,001 to 70,000 ......................... 250.00 ................. 188.50 ................. 126.00 ...................63.50

70,001 to 72,000 ......................... 260.00 ................. 196.00 ................. 131.00 ...................66.00

72,001 to 74,000 ......................... 265.00 ................. 199.75 ................. 133.50 ...................67.25

74,001 to 76,000 ......................... 275.00 ................. 207.25 ................. 138.50 ...................69.75

76,001 to 78,000 ......................... 280.00 ................. 211.00 ................. 141.00 ...................71.00

78,001 to 80,000 ......................... 290.00 ................. 218.50 ................. 146.00 ...................73.50

80,001 to 82,000 ......................... 295.00 ................. 222.25 ................. 148.50 ...................74.75

82,001 to 84,000 ......................... 305.00 ................. 229.75 ................. 153.50 ...................77.25

84,001 to 86,000 ......................... 310.00 ................. 233.50 ................. 156.00 ...................78.50

86,001 to 88,000 ......................... 320.00 ................. 241.00 ................. 161.00 ...................81.00

88,001 to 90,000 ......................... 325.00 ................. 244.75 ................. 163.50 ...................82.25

90,001 to 92,000 ......................... 335.00 ................. 252.25 ................. 168.50 ...................84.75

92,001 to 94,000 ......................... 340.00 ................. 256.00 ................. 171.00 ...................86.00

94,001 to 96,000 ......................... 350.00 ................. 263.50 ................. 176.00 ...................88.50

96,001 to 98,000 ......................... 355.00 ................. 267.25 ................. 178.50 ...................89.75

98,001 to 100,000 ......................... 365.00 ................. 274.75 ................. 183.50 ...................92.25

100,001 to 102,000 ......................... 370.00 ................. 278.50 ................. 186.00 ...................93.50

102,001 to 104,000 ......................... 380.00 ................. 286.00 ................. 191.00 ...................96.00

104,001 to 105,500 ......................... 385.00 ................. 289.75 ................. 193.50 ...................97.25

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Chapter N: Fees

Tow/Recovery Vehicles Fee Schedule

WEIGHT IN POUNDS

One Year

WEIGHT IN POUNDS

One Year

8,000 or Less .................................................. $44.00

8,001 to 10,000 ................................................. 67.00

10,001 to 12,000 ............................................... 77.00

12,001 to 14,000 ............................................... 82.00

14,001 to 16,000 ............................................... 92.00

16,001 to 18,000 ............................................... 97.00

18,001 to 20,000 ............................................. 107.00

20,001 to 22,000 ..............................................112.00

22,001 to 24,000 ............................................. 122.00

24,001 to 26,000 ............................................. 127.00

26,001 or Over Must Register with MCTD.

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Chapter P:

Tow/Recovery Vehicles

TOW/RECOVERY VEHICLES

For general information about tow/recovery vehicles, call DMV at (503) 945-5000.

A person needs a towing business certificate and registration if the person (ORS 822.200):

• Engages in the towing or recovering of vehicles by any

means for any direct or indirect compensation when the

vehicle being towed or recovered is owned by a person

other than the person performing the towing or recovery

activity.

• Engages in the towing or recovering by any means, as a

part of any business operation of the person, vehicles that

are wrecked, damaged, disabled, or abandoned or

replacement vehicles.

• Purports in any way to be engaged in the business of

performing activities described in subsection (2) of ORS

822.200.

“Purports . . to be engaged

in . .” means to solicit or

advertise towing services

through the telephone book,

business directory,

newspaper, radio, television,

posting on vehicles, signs,

business, billboards, or by

any other means.

(OAR 735-154-000)

When registered with DMV, the business certificate and the registration are used together and expire at

the same time.

When registered with MCTD, the MCTD registration and DMV business certificate are issued separately

and may expire on different dates.

If the tow vehicle is leased, the lessee (not the lessor) must qualify for tow/recovery registration and be

shown on the title as the lessee. This is true whether the vehicle is registered with DMV or MCTD.

Tow/recovery vehicles may tow unregistered vehicles. The vehicle being towed does not need registration

or a trip permit.

CITY OR COUNTY REGULATIONS

A city or county may, by charter or ordinance, further regulate towing businesses. (ORS 822.230)

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INSURANCE

Instead of liability insurance for registration as required under ORS Chapter 806, owners of tow/recovery

vehicles must maintain the type and amounts of insurance required for motor carriers under ORS Chapter

825. Owners must also maintain an additional $15,000 cargo insurance coverage, unless the owners only

tow or recover vehicles they own. (ORS 822.205) If customers have questions about insurance requirements

under Chapter 825, they may call MCTD at (503) 378-6699.

DEQ

Tow/recovery vehicles within the Metropolitan Service District (Portland Metro area) and Rogue Valley I/M

Program (Jackson County) are subject to DEQ testing. Prorated vehicles are exempt from DEQ testing . For

more information about DEQ, see Chapter L.

The customer must submit a completed Application for Tow or Recovery Vehicle Certificate, Form 735-387,

for each vehicle. A Form 735-226 or Form 735-268, is also required if the title is being transferred or the

vehicle is registered with DMV.

The title and business certificate must always be issued in the same name.

The business certificate is valid for one year from the last day of the month in which the original certificate was

issued.

Both the registration and business certificate must be current to operate as a tow/recovery vehicle.

When completing a Form 735-387, all applicable boxes and spaces must be completed. See example of

Form 735-387 below.

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Chapter P: Tow/Recovery Vehicles

Example of APPLICATION FOR TOW OR RECOVERY VEHICLE BUSINESS

CERTIFICATE , FORM 735-387

Actual size of form is 8 ½" x 11".

DETERMINING HOW TO REGISTER TOW/RECOVERY VEHICLES

Tow/recovery vehicles with a combined weight over 26,000 pounds are subject to the Oregon weight-mile

tax and must register with MCTD. If the combined weight is 26,000 pounds or less, it is not subject to the tax,

and it must be registered with DMV. (Prorating a vehicle is an option the customer has whether the vehicle is

subject to the weight-mile tax or not.)

DMV registration fees are based on registration weight and not combined weight. Therefore, when determining

whether the vehicle needs to be registered with DMV or MCTD, the combined weight must first be determined.

Any questions concerning MCTD or prorate requirements should be addressed to Motor Carrier Transportation

Division, 550 Capitol St. NE, Salem OR 97310. The phone number is (503) 378-6699.

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Chapter P: Tow/Recovery Vehicles

REGISTRATION WEIGHT FOR TOW/RECOVERY VEHICLES

To determine whether to register with DMV or MCTD and to determine registration weight, use the following

information:

• COMBINED WEIGHT is the empty weight of all vehicles in a combination plus the weight of the load

carried on that combination of vehicles.

• REGISTRATION WEIGHT of a tow vehicle is the weight of the tow truck equipped for service. Do

not include the weight of the vehicle being towed unless the tow vehicle is towing a “heavy trailer.” (A

“heavy trailer” is a trailer which has a loaded weight of more than 8,000 pounds. “Heavy trailer” does

not include campers, travel trailer, special use trailers or fixed load vehicles.) If the tow vehicle is

towing above its registration weight, a registration weight trip permit is needed.

There is one situation where the weight of the trailer and its load is not included in the registration weight of the

tow/recovery vehicle, nor would a registration weight trip permit be required. This is if the tow/recovery

vehicle is towing a truck and trailer combination, the truck being towed is currently registered, and the registration

weight of the trailer and trailer load is included in that truck's registration weight.

CERTIFICATE FEES

All tow/recovery vehicles must have a tow business certificate. The fee for the business certificate is $17 and

is renewed annually. See Chapter N regarding additional registration fees.

PLATES ISSUED AND PLATE FEES

Tow/recovery vehicles, including prorated tow/recovery vehicles, are issued plates with a “TW” prefix. All

“TW” plates are issued from DMV Headquarters in Salem.

The plate fee is charged each time a tow plate is issued to vehicles registered with DMV or that are prorated

or registered with MCTD. The plate fee and a replacement plate fee is charged for all tow replacement plates

issued. See Chapter N regarding plate fees.

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REGISTRATION AND TOW/RECOVERY CARD

If the vehicle is registered by DMV, the registration card is combined with the Tow Business Certificate and is

identified as the “Tow Recovery Certificate/Registration Card.”

If registered with MCTD, a “Tow Business Certificate” is issued by DMV, and a separate registration card is

issued by MCTD.

SURRENDER OF “TW” PLATES

TW plates are nontransferable. When a tow vehicle is sold, transferred, wrecked or taken out of service as a

tow/recovery vehicle, the certificate and TW plates must be surrendered to DMV.

Any new owner must apply for an original tow business certificate and plates.

PRORATED TOW/RECOVERY VEHICLES

Prorated tow vehicles register through the Prorate Section at MCTD. MCTD issues registration plates and

DMV issues the TW plates and the business certificate. Prorated vehicles may title in Oregon or another state.

For information on obtaining prorated registration, call MCTD at (503) 378-6699.

For information on obtaining a business certificate for a prorated vehicle, call DMV Customer Assistance at

(503) 945-5000. Do not call Business Regulation.

TOWERS WHO SELL OREGON REGISTERED VEHICLES

Oregon licensed towers are required to remove the year registration stickers from both of the Oregon registration

plates on passenger vehicles they sell, unless the buyer is another Oregon licensed dealer. (Oregon licensed

dealers must also remove year registration stickers from the Oregon registration plates on passenger vehicles

they sell, unless the buyer is an Oregon licensed dealer, or they submit the title documents to DMV on behalf

of the customer.)

When towers and dealers are required to remove stickers from the registration plates of a vehicle they sell, a

Dealer/Tower Trip Permit, Form 307 may be sold to the vehicle buyer. Towers must apply to DMV Business

Regulations to be able to obtain and sell these permits. See Chapter S for a description and example of the

Dealer/Tower Trip Permit, and how to complete it.

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Chapter Q:

Wreckers

WRECKERS

The necessary paperwork to complete when obtaining a “salvage” vehicle depends on the disposition of the

vehicle and the intended use of the vehicle.

Refer to Chapter K regarding the definition of totaled, wrecked, dismantled, disassembled and substantially

altered vehicles. Also note when it is necessary for a party to apply for salvage title.

Statutes regulating wreckers can be found beginning with ORS 822.100.

SALVAGE TITLES

Wreckers should apply for a salvage title on every totaled vehicle that they acquire unless the vehicle, including

the frame and unibody, will be completely destroyed. In addition, a salvage title should be received on vehicles

that are wrecked, dismantled, disassembled or substantially altered when acquired, if there is no intent to

completely destroy the vehicle including the frame or unibody.

A salvage title is not required for vehicles that are wrecked, dismantled, disassembled or substantially altered

if the wrecker intends to completely destroy the vehicle including the frame or unibody.

For vehicles that are already covered by salvage titles, wreckers are not required to transfer the salvage title

into their name. If the wrecker intends to sell or transfer the vehicle frame or unibody, they must then complete

and submit to DMV only the Wrecker’s Notice, Form 270.

VEHICLES THAT WILL BE COMPLETELY DESTROYED

If a wrecker intends to completely destroy the vehicle, including the frame or unibody, an ownership document other

than a salvage title may be acceptable. Examples of acceptable ownership documents include:

• Regular titles

• Replacement title applications with proper releases (as long as the vehicle isn't subject to odometer

requirements).

• Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin.

• Notice of Vehicle to be Dismantled, Form 735-6017. This form must be receipted by DMV in the

lower right-hand corner.

• Possessory lien documents

• Sheriff's bills of sale

For questions about whether the document received is sufficient, contact DMV Customer Assistance at

(503) 945-5000 or in the Portland area (503) 299-999.

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Chapter Q: Wreckers

WRECKERS NOTICE TO DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE

SERVICES, FORM 735-270

For instructions regarding when to submit the Form 735-270, what to submit with the Form 270, and how to

complete the Form 270, see Form 270A, Instructions for Wrecker’s Notice. The information in Form 270A

is also provided below.

A Wrecker's Vehicle Notice to Driver and Motor Vehicle Services, Form

735-270, must be submitted to DMV:

• When you wreck, dismantle, disassemble or substantially alter the form of the vehicle. This must be

done within 30 days of when the vehicle is wrecked, dismantled, disassembled or substantially altered.

• When you sell or transfer a wrecked, dismantled, disassembled or substantially altered vehicle,

frame or unibody. You must submit a Form 270, even though in some cases you may have already

submitted the form under (1) above.

Do not submit a Form 270 when you acquire a vehicle until you have done one of the above.

The Form 735-270 should be mailed to DMV, Attn: Totaled Vehicle Desk, 1905 Lana Avenue NE, Salem OR

97314. If the Form 735-270 contained an error, submit a corrected Form 735-270 together with a written

explanation of why another form is being submitted.

What to Submit with the Form 735-270

For a vehicle that is already covered by a salvage title (issued by Oregon or another state):

• Complete and submit only the Form 270 if you intend to transfer the frame or unibody or use it to

construct another vehicle. Indicate on the form that a salvage title has been issued and what state it was

issued from. (The salvage title stays with the frame or unibody.)

• Complete and submit the Form 270 along with the salvage title if you intend to completely destroy

the vehicle and not transfer the frame or unibody or use it to construct another vehicle. Indicate on the

form that the vehicle is completely destroyed.

For a vehicle that does not have a salvage title:

• Complete and submit the Form 270 along with the title or ownership document if you intend to

completely destroy thevehicle and not transfer the frame or unibody or use it to construct another

vehicle.

• Complete and submit an Application for Salvage Title along with the title or ownership document if you

intend to rebuild or repair the vehicle, transfer the frame or unibody, or use the frame or unibody to

construct another vehicle. (Do not submit a Form 270 until you wreck, dismantle, disassemble,

substantially alter or sell or transfer such a vehicle.)

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How to complete the Form 735-270

When completing a Form 735-270, be sure all applicable boxes and spaces are filled in.

• Complete all the vehicle information and the name and address of your business.

• Indicate on the form (by checking the appropriate box) whether the vehicle met the definition of a

totaled vehicle prior to being wrecked, dismantled, disassembled or substantially altered. If one of

the boxes is not marked, the documents will be returned to you for completion. Indication that

the vehicle is totaled may be on the title itself, on the salvage title or on a letter or bill of sale from the

insurer. Any title subsequently issued for the vehicle will contain a damage brand (assembled,

reconstructed, or totaled). This section also certifies that the plates have been removed from the

vehicle and have been destroyed.

• Complete the statement of sale at the bottom of the form.

• Sign and date the form.

Definition of Totaled (ORS 801.527)

• A vehicle that is declared a total loss by an insurer.

• A vehicle that is uninsured and the cost to repair the damage is equal to at least 80 per cent of the retail

market value prior to the damage.

• A vehicle that is stolen, not recovered within 30 days and is not covered by an insurer.

Oregon Administrative Rule 735-24-130(4) applies this requirement to intent:

“If at the time the title or primary ownership documents are required to be surrendered, a final determination

as to the disposition of the vehicle or frame or unibody has not been made, DMV shall construe that there

may be some intent to repair, rebuild or transfer and shall require a salvage title to be applied for.”

You should not sell the frame or unibody without first obtaining a salvage title.

WRECKER'S RECORDS

In addition to keeping a copy of the Form 735-270, the wrecker must comply with the record keeping

requirements of ORS 822.135. A separate record log must be retained to properly record and describe the

vehicle, identify the purchaser and seller, provide information concerning the VIN and any alterations in the

VIN. Failure to keep proper records is a Class A Misdemeanor.

See example of the Form 735-270 on the following page.

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Example of WRECKER’S VEHICLE NOTICE TO DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE

SERVICES, Form 735-270

The actual size of the form is 5 ½” x 8 ½.”

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INTRODUCTION

This chapter covers some of the major duties and responsibilities of Oregon dealers that relate to the Oregon

Vehicle Code and related requirements. When using this manual you must be aware that:

• The only areas addressed are those administered by DMV. Dealers may be subject to other federal,

state and local laws, ordinances or regulations.

• Not all DMV related duties and responsibilities are covered and there may be exemptions that apply.

More information may be obtained from Oregon statutes, administrative rules or by contacting DMV.

The Business License Unit in Salem, (503) 945-5052, can assist you with questions concerning business

certificates, dealer plates, trip permits and temporary permits; or with any questions regarding licensing

issues. You can get forms needed to obtain a license from DMV’s web page at www.oregondmv.com.

You may come in person to Business License Unit located at 1965 Lana Ave NE, Salem, OR 97314. Office

hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. except holidays. If you come to the Business License Unit to pay for any

business, exact change is required. The Business License Unit is unable to make change. If you have any

questions about fees, call the Business License Unit at (503) 945-5052. The Business License Unit mailing

address is 1905 Lana Ave NE, Salem OR 97314.

All new dealer applications are reviewed prior to the issuance of a dealer certificate and number. Therefore, a

new dealer application submitted at the Business License counter would receive a receipt only. We will not

issue an Oregon dealer license if the applicant does not have a permanent location for their dealer business in

Oregon and will not be acting as a vehicle dealer in Oregon pursuant to ORS 822.005.

The Business Regulation Investigation Section at (503) 945-5281, can assist you with any regulatory or

enforcement related questions you may have, including issues related to investigations or inspections. If

you would like to file a complaint against another dealer, you may call DMV at (503) 945-5000 or

(503) 299-9999 (Portland Metro). You may also access a Request for Investigation, Form 6504, on DMV’s

web page at www.oregondmv.com.

NOTE: You may view lists of current, cancelled, suspended, and expired dealers by accessing the Business

Regulation website at www.oregondmv.com.

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DEALER BUSINESS LOCATION REQUIREMENTS

Each business location established by a dealer must:

a) Have a sufficient space to display one or more vehicles of the type the dealer has been issued a

certificate to sell;

b) Provide a means for the public to contact the dealership or an employee of the dealer at all times during

the dealer’s normal business hours;

c) Have displayed an exterior sign permanently affixed to the land or a building which identifies the

dealership by the name shown on the dealer’s business certificate, with letters clearly visible to the

major avenue of traffic; and

d) Have displayed, in a publicly accessible and conspicuous manner, the dealer’s business certificate.

Requests for exemption from the first three requirements above should be made to DMV.

Each business location established by a dealer must also:

• Obtain a supplemental dealer certificate from DMV before you sell or display vehicles from any

location other than the location listed on your dealer certificate.

• You must maintain records relating to the purchase and sale of vehicles or campers for a total of five

years. The original records must be maintained for two years at the main dealer location or a supplemental

location (for supplemental location records). After the two-year period, the records must be maintained

for three years in any location within the State of Oregon that is convenient for the dealer.

Records must include the following information:

• A record of the purchase, sale or exchange or of the dealer’s receipt for purchase of sale.

• A description of the vehicle or camper, and the vehicle identification number.

• The name and address of the seller, the purchaser and the alleged owner or other person from

whom the vehicle was purchased or received or to whom it was sold or delivered.

• A duly assigned certificate of title, other primary ownership record or a bill of sale from the registered

owner of the vehicle or camper from the time of delivery to the dealer until the dealer disposes of

the vehicle.

• Records must be accessible and available for inspection by DMV and law enforcement personnel

during normal business hours.

DEALER TRAINING

In addition to training you may receive from your investigator at the time of an inspection or investigation,

DMV’s Business Regulation Section can provide group training for dealers concerning their obligations under

the Vehicle Code as they relate to their dealership activities. Group training needs to be arranged in advance

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and is subject to the availablilty of a DMV Investigator. If you are interested in this service, please call (503)

945-5281.

RECORD PRIVACY

Federal and state privacy laws have raised questions on what personal information in a dealers’ file is subject

to redisclosure restrictions.

Personal information is defined as:

• Name

• Address

• Customer number

• Telephone number

Any personal information obtained from DMV by a dealer is subject to redisclosure restrictions as defined in

ORS 802.171-191.

Personal information obtained from a customer for purposes of completing title and registration documents on

behalf of the customer is not subject to redisclosure restrictions. The title and registration application does not

become a motor vehicle record until it is submitted to DMV.

DEALERSHIP SOLD/OUT OF BUSINESS

In most cases, when you sell your dealership, your dealer certificate and dealer number cannot be

transferred to the new owner. The new owner must obtain a new dealer certificate. If the new owner

wants to use the same business name and address that is on your dealer certificate, you must then

return your dealer certificate, dealer plates and any temporary permit books to DMV. Also, return

unused trip permits for a refund. DMV will not allow two dealers to have the same name and address

at the same time. If you want to keep your dealer certificate active, please call the Business License

Unit at (503) 945-5052.

CHANGES

If you change your business name or dealership location, an application for a corrected dealer certificate must

be approved by Oregon DMV before conducting any business under the new business name or dealership

location. There is a $30 fee for each correction. The Application to Correct Dealer/Rebuilder Vehicle

Dealer Certificate, Form 735-371, is available at your local DMV office, DMV’s web page at

www.oregondmv.com and through the Business License Unit at (503) 945-5052.

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If you change your organization by adding or removing a partner, LLC member or corporate officer, an

Application to Correct Dealer/Rebuilder Vehicle Dealer Certificate, Form 735-371 must be completed and

sent to DMV. If you have any questions about any changes in your business, please call the Business License

Unit at (503) 945-5052.

SUPPLEMENTAL LOCATIONS

If you add a supplemental location to your business, before you conduct any business there, DMV must

approve your Supplemental Dealer/Rebuilder Vehicle Dealer Certificate Application, Form 372. All

supplemental locations must be operated under the exact business name and ownership as the main location.

There is a fee for this application. A supplemental certificate expires the same date as the “main location”

certificate, no matter when obtained. Supplemental certificate fees are not prorated.

Any business that a dealer operates under a different business name must be operated under a separate

business certificate. The dealer must apply for and pay the fee for another business certificate.

DEALER SHOWS

A licensed dealer may conduct a “show” on a site other than the main or supplemental location without the

need for a supplemental certificate if:

• There are at least two dealers displaying vehicles; and

• The show will last 10 days or less.

Special show rules exist for RV dealers. You should consult Business Regulation or review

OAR 735-150-0020 and OAR 735-150-0045 for these requirements.

RENEWING BUSINESS CERTIFICATE

In order to maintain a dealer business certificate, a dealer must apply to renew prior to the expiration of the

dealer certificate. Renewal applications and billing lists are sent out to dealers two months before the expiration

date of the business certificate. To renew, a dealer must:

• Complete the dealer application, include a photocopy of photo ID (see page 4 of the application instructions

for details). Photocopies must be legible.

• Take the application to the city or county for approval. (Only if the address on the application is different

than the business address on the current dealer certificate.)

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• Have the surety company complete the bond and have the owner sign.

• Have the liability insurance company complete the certificate of insurance, or the dealer completes the

certificate of exemption.

• Submit a certificate of continuing education issued by an approved provider, or the dealer completes a

certificate of exemption from continuing education.

• Sign the application (application must be signed by owner, all partners, all principal corporate officers and

all members) and bond (bond must be signed by the owner, one of the partners, a corporate officer or one

of the members). If a corporation, the application must be signed by the president and corporate secretary.

Corporate officers include: president, corporate secretary, vice president and treasurer (others are not

accepted such as chief financial officer, chief executive officer or chairman).

• Follow instructions on the billing list for renewal fees. Do not go by the fees on the application.

• Mail to 1905 Lana Ave NE, Salem OR 97314 or bring in person to 1965 Lana Ave NE, Salem OR

97314.

NOTE: A dealer who submits an application to renew a dealer license, and the application contains a surety

bond and any required insurance coverage:

• Within 15 days after the expiration of the license shall be considered a timely application.

• Later than 15 days but within 45 days after the expiration of the license shall be considered a timely

application, but shall be assessed a civil penalty of $100 in addition to the renewal fee.

• Later than 45 days after the expiration of the license shall be treated as a new dealer application and not

as a renewal. This means being assigned a new dealer number, and being required to fulfill the same

requirements for an original dealer certificate including city/county approval, completion of the education

requirement, and having the application investigated prior to the issuance of a new certificate and dealer

plates. Additionally, you will be considered an unlicensed dealer subject to civil penalties and other regulatory

action under DMV’s authority if you continue to act as a dealer before the new application is approved.

A designation will be made on the certificates of those licensees who have taken the insurance liability exemption.

The designation is intended to alert both buyers and sellers to the fact that the dealer bearing this certificate is

“Limited to the Purchase and Sale of Non-Motorized Vehicles ONLY.”

A dealer who does not have continuous coverage of bonding or any required insurance may not conduct

business that normally requires a current, valid dealer certificate during the period they are not covered by the

required bonding or any required insurance.

DEALER PLATES

A dealer plate may be used on a vehicle, except a manufactured structure, owned or controlled by the dealer

and must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle. When a dealer plate is used on a consignment vehicle, the

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consignment agreement must be in the vehicle. A dealer plate cannot be used on service vehicles, on vehicles

once they are sold, or on salvage titled vehicles.

There is no special form for ordering additional plates. Submit the proper fees and a letter requesting plates.

The fee for plates is determined by the type of dealer certificate. A temporary plate is issued for each plate

requested for use until the metal plate is received. Any lost or stolen dealer plate needs to be reported in

writing to the Business License Unit by fax or mail. You should also report stolen dealer plates to state and

local law enforcement.

You must return your dealer plates to DMV when your dealership is sold or goes out of business.

Please call the Business License Unit at (503) 945-5052 for further plate information.

BOND/LIABILITY INSURANCE, CANCELLATIONS &

REINSTATEMENTS

If DMV receives a cancellation notice from your bonding company or your liability insurance company, you

will get a cancellation letter from DMV. You must cease all business that normally requires a current, valid

dealer certificate, until you obtain the required insurance or bond. To reinstate your business certificate, you

must do one of the following within 45 days of cancellation:

• Have your bonding company or liability insurance company send DMV a reinstatement; or

• Get a new bond or liability insurance certificate (on the DMV form).

If your new bond or liability insurance certificate is not obtained within 45 days of cancellation, you must apply

and qualify for a new dealer certificate.

As a dealer you must maintain liability insurance coverage throughout your license period unless you submitted

a certificate of exemption from liability insurance. Business License will send you a letter explaining that your

policy has expired on a particular date. The same letter will also be sent to your current liability insurance

company asking for a new certificate of insurance form if the policy is being renewed, or a cancellation notice

if the policy is not being renewed. If you go to another insurance company, then your new agent needs to

complete our form. The policy information must be on our form, not the insurance industry’s “ACORD” form.

(We recommend that you call Business Licensing to follow up on receipt of the form.)

A dealer who does not have continuous coverage of bonding or any required insurance may not conduct

business that normally requires a current, valid dealer certificate during the period they are not covered by the

required bonding or any required insurance.

REFUNDS

If you sell your dealership or are no longer in business, there is no refund on the licensing fees that you originally

paid.

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ORDERING FORMS

How to order Secure Odometer Disclosure, Form 735-403 & Secure Power

Of Attorney, Form 735-402:

Federal rules require these secure forms be state-issued and controlled.

ODOT/DMV does not supply these forms to dealers, lenders or other bulk users. Dealers, banks,

wreckers, and others who transfer vehicles for their customers must purchase the forms from the

distributors. Although the distributors are dealer’s associations, they also provide the forms to other bulk

users such as banks and other lenders. Dealers who have more than one dealership and operate under

different dealer licenses cannot transfer forms from one dealership to another. They must purchase the forms

for each dealership.

The only distributors we have are:

Oregon Independent Auto Dealer’s Assn.

2582 19th Street SE

Salem, OR 97302

Phone orders: (503) 362-6839

Toll-free FAX: 877-CAR-FORM

Email order: info@oiada.com

Oregon Automobile Dealer’s

Association

c/o DiversiForm

6475 SW Fallbrook Place

Beaverton, OR 97008

Telephone 1-800-766-6232

How to order forms from ODOT/DMV:

To order forms (except for Secure Odometer Disclosure, Form 735-403, and Secure Power Of Attorney,

Form 735-402 - see above) complete a Request for Forms to be Mailed, Form 735-6110, or

• Make a list of the forms you need. Include the form name and number.

• For each form, determine the amount that will be used within a six-month period and include it on the list

of forms you order. DO NOT order more than you will use in a six-month period. Forms are frequently

revised.

• Write a letter requesting the forms and attach the list.

• Mail or Fax your order to:

ODOT Storeroom, DMV Forms Supply

455 Airport Road S.E. Bldg. K

Salem OR 97301-5348

FAX: (503) 986-2801

Many DMV forms are also available to view and print from the DMV Web site at www.oregondmv.com.

Some forms have been made available to fill out on your screen. You may then print them to take to DMV.

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WHEN AN OREGON DEALER OBTAINS A VEHICLE TO OFFER

FOR SALE

When an Oregon dealer obtains a vehicle to offer for sale, they must:

• Within seven days, complete and submit to DMV (for Oregon titled vehicles only) a Dealer’s Notice of

Vehicle Purchase, Form 735-165. See instructions for completing this form later in this chapter.

• Immediately remove any foreign or out-of-state registration plates from vehicles in their inventory. Dealers

may retain the plates until the vehicle is sold.

• Destroy the registration plates from other jurisdictions if the vehicle is to be titled in Oregon or in a

jurisdiction other than that in which the vehicle was previously registered. (If the vehicle will be re-registered

in the former jurisdiction, the plates may be placed back on the vehicle following the sale.)

WHEN AN OREGON DEALER SELLS A VEHICLE

When an Oregon dealer sells a vehicle, they must:

• Provide a signed and dated release of interest. This may be on the title, MCO, bill of sale, or on a separate

piece of paper. The bill of sale should include your dealer number.

• Provide an odometer disclosure from the dealership to the purchaser, unless the vehicle is exempt from

odometer disclosure requirements. See Chapter I for more information.

• Submit fees and documents required for title to DMV within 30 calendar days of the transfer of interest

or within 25 calendar days of the transfer of interest, furnish the certificate of title or other primary

ownership document for the vehicle and any required release of interest to the new buyer (** see remark

below). You must also satisfy any prior interest in any vehicle or camper you sell within 15 days from the

date of transfer (see section titled “Satisfaction of Prior Interests” later in this chapter).

• If not submitting the title/registration paperwork to Oregon DMV on behalf of the buyer, remove year

registration stickers from both of the Oregon registration plates on passenger vehicles they sell, unless the

buyer is another Oregon licensed dealer. (Oregon licensed towers must also remove stickers from the

Oregon registration plates on passenger vehicles they sell, unless the buyer is an Oregon licensed dealer.)

Dealers and towers may issue up to two 10-day trip permits, Form 735-307 when the stickers are

removed from a motor vehicle (see trip permit section later in this chapter).

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If you cannot comply within the time limits allowed by law, you must notify your buyer and any security interest

holder and/or lessor, within 25 business days of the transfer of interest (see example on next page). Notice

to the buyer and other parties must include:

• Detailed reason for the delay;

• Anticipated extent of the delay; and

• Statement of rights and remedies available if the delay becomes unreasonably extended. DMV considers

unreasonably extended to be 45 days from the date of transfer of interest. The statement must inform the

purchaser of their right to file complaints against the dealer with DMV if the delay goes beyond 45 days

from the date of transfer of interest. However, you are still required to notify buyers and security interest

holders within 25 business days as noted above.

Dealers must keep records that show they have complied with these regulations. If a dealer is unable to comply

with these requirements, the dealer’s records must contain sufficient documentation to establish the dealer has

made a good faith effort to comply and the dealer’s inability to comply is due to circumstances beyond their

control (see sample letter of A Suggested Notice To The Buyer later in this chapter for examples or circumstances

beyond control that are acceptable to DMV if proven).

** Oregon law requires any person who transfers interest of a vehicle covered by an Oregon title to

notify DMV of the transfer within 10 days of the date of transfer. A vehicle dealer is exempt from

this notice requirement if the dealer transfers the vehicle to another dealer or submits application

for title to the vehicle on behalf of the buyer of the vehicle.

Notification may be submitted on DMV Form 6890, Notice of Sale or Transfer of a Vehicle (see

example that follows), or may be in your own format, as long as all required information is included.

The minimum information required is the vehicle identification number, plate number, seller name

and buyer name. You may also use the on-line Form 6890 on the DMV web site.

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Example of NOTICE OF SALE OR TRANSFER OF A VEHICLE, FORM 735-6890

The actual size of the form is 5 ½" x 8 ½."

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Here Is A Sample Of A Suggested Notice To The Buyer:

January 1, 2002

Mr. and Ms. Car Buyer

1234 Any Street

Portland, Oregon 97000

ABC Used Cars

123 Main Street

Salem, Oregon 97314

RE: 1997 Rolls Royce, VIN # 1234LJD0509712670

Dear Mr. and Ms. Car Buyer:

Oregon Law requires we notify you and the lien holder (if applicable) within 25 business days

when we are unable to submit the TITLE DOCUMENTS for processing to DMV within 30

calendar days, or if we are unable to provide the title and any release there on within 25

calendar days.

We are experiencing a delay in obtaining the necessary documents for the following reason(s):

list specific reasons, which must include that the circumstances were “beyond the dealer’s

control,” for example, where the prior security interest holder did not release title even

though the loan was paid off in a timely manner by the dealer, or where the dealer can

document that he/she could not get title from a state.

We anticipate the delay will be ____________ days.

We are also required to inform you that you have the right to file a complaint against us with

DMV if this delay becomes unreasonably extended. Complaints should be addressed to:

DMV, Business Regulation, 1905 Lana Avenue NE, Salem OR 97314 or call (503) 945-

5000 or (503) 299-9999 (Portland Metro area).

We thank you for your understanding and patience.

Sincerely,

Signature

ABC USED CARS

cc: lienholder

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Failure to comply with these requirements may result in DMV taking action against your business certificate.

This action could include probation, suspension, revocation or cancellation of the business certificate or against

you or the assessment of civil penalties. Also, you may be subject to criminal action by law enforcement.

SATISFACTION OF PRIOR INTERESTS

Within 15 days of transfer of interest to the dealer, or within 15 days of obtaining clear title in dealer to dealer

transactions, the dealer must satisfy:

• The interest of any person from whom the dealer purchased or obtained the vehicle or camper; and

• The interest of any person from whom the person described above leased the vehicle or camper; and

• All security interests in the vehicle entered into prior to the time of transfer.

CONSIGNMENTS

What You Need To Do When You Take A Vehicle On Consignment

Unless the consignor is a licensed dealer, you must have proof the person consigning the vehicle is the registered

owner, a security interest holder, or lessor of the vehicle. Generally DMV will accept the original or photocopy

of one of the following:

• The title; or

Registration card; or

DMV stamped “Notice of Transaction Submitted” form; or

• Printout from DMV.

The terms of your consignment must be in writing and you must provide a copy of the agreement to

the consignor.

You and the consignor must agree, in writing, to what will happen with the money after the vehicle is sold.

This, for example means, if the consignor has a lien on the vehicle and you are to pay off that lien at the time

of sale from the proceeds of the sale, this must be established at the time the consignment is taken and must

be in writing. The agreement must include a provision stating if the terms of the agreement are not met, the

consignor may file a complaint in writing with the Department of Transportation, Salem, Oregon. A sample form

of an agreement that meets these requirements is shown later in this chapter.

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If You Take A Consignment From Another Dealer

It is your responsibility to make sure the other party is a licensed dealer, and you must comply with all of the

requirements listed above.

When You Sell The Vehicle

You, the dealer, may NOT take any part of your fee or commission until the transaction has been completed.

This means you can collect your fee or commission only after the consignor and all other parties have been

paid that were outlined in the initial agreement. The consignor must be paid within 10 days of sale (ORS

822.060).

You must provide the purchaser with a Disclosure Regarding Consignment Sales. Use a separate form for

each vehicle. A suggested example follows in this chapter.

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Example of VEHICLE CONSIGNMENT AGREEMENT

(AVAILABLE FROM OIADA)

(Use a separate form for each vehicle.)

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Example of DISCLOSURE REGARDING CONSIGNMENT SALES

(AVAILABLE FROM OIADA).

(Use a separate form for each vehicle.)

DISCLOSURE REGARDING CONSIGNMENT SALE

_____________________________________ is selling the following described vehicle:

(Name of Dealer)

_______________________________________________________________________

(Year) (Make) (Model) (Vehicle Identification Number)

on consignment. Title to this vehicle is in the name of:___________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

(Vehicle Owner(s) as shown on Certificate of Title)

and the following are listed on the Certificate of Title as Security Interest Holders:

_______________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

YOU SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO ENSURE THAT ANY SECURITY INTERESTS

ARE RELEASED AND THAT THE TITLE TO THE VEHICLE IS TRANSFERRED

TO YOU. OTHERWISE, YOU MAY TAKE TITLE SUBJECT TO ANY UNSATISFIED

SECURITY INTERESTS.

Date:_____________________Dealer:________________________________________

Date Copy Received:___________ Buyer’s Signature:___________________________

TRADE-IN/DEALER NOTICE OF VEHICLE PURCHASE,

FORM 735-165

DMV must be notified within seven days when an Oregon titled vehicle becomes part of an Oregon dealer’s

inventory for resale. The Dealer Notice of Vehicle Purchase, Form 735-165, allows an Oregon dealer to

possess a vehicle without transferring title into their dealership name. Do not submit a Form 735-165 for

vehicles that are titled in another jurisdiction.

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It is important to include all vehicle description information, including the Oregon license plate

number, the VIN, and the title number when completing the forms. DMV uses the information supplied

on these forms to mark the computer record indicating the vehicle is in the dealer’s stock. If some of the

information is missing or in error, DMV may not be able to locate the record and may return the form to you.

Form 735-165 is a two-part form. The top copy of the form should be submitted to a local DMV office or

mailed to DMV, 1905 Lana Avenue NE, Salem OR 97314-2250. The bottom copy should be kept by the

dealership for their records. This is an inspection/audit requirement.

Example of DEALER NOTICE OF VEHICLE PURCHASE, FORM 735-165

The actual size of the form is 5 ½" x 8 ½."

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ADDED RESPONSIBILITIES OF OREGON DEALERS ACTING AS

AGENTS

All dealers are designated agents of DMV. When you sign your application for a business certificate, you are

also agreeing to comply with the regulations for agents. You are not obligated to actually perform any

agent duties. Acting as an agent is optional, except for the sale of snowmobiles, where it is mandatory for

dealers to collect fees and submit all title and registration requirements to DMV on the buyer’s behalf.

Along with other duties, dealers acting as agents may do the following:

• Perform the required inspection of the VIN on vehicles they sell and collect and submit the VIN

inspection fee to DMV on behalf of the buyer. (See Chapter E)

• Collect title and registration fees and documents to submit to DMV on behalf of the buyer. The title, or

equivalent document, must be submitted within 30 calendar days of the date of sale.

• Collect a fee for preparing DMV title and registration paperwork and for collecting related fees for

submission to DMV. The fee must not exceed $50 and can be less than this amount or not charged at

all. (Note that the Department of Justice has requirements concerning notice and advertising for this

fee.) The fee and it’s purpose must be described to consumers and must be clearly described in the

contract or lease. In transactions where the car is paid in full and there are no lien issues on either side

of the sale or trade-in, the consumer has the right to take their own paperwork to DMV and not be

charged the fee.

• Issue a 90-day Temporary Permit, Form 735-315, if the buyer is an Oregon resident,when collecting

applicable title and registration fees. If the vehicle is to be registered in a DEQ area, DEQ certification

is required before the permit is issued. More information on issuing a temporary permit appears later

in this chapter.

• Issue Light Vehicle Trip Permits to unregistered vehicles. More information on trip permits is covered

later in this chapter.

• Issue Recreational Vehicle Trip Permits to unregistered recreational vehicles.

Any questions concerning business certificates, dealer plates, trip permits, and temporary registrations, should

be directed to the Business License Unit, (503) 945-5052.

ISSUING A RECREATIONAL VEHICLE TRIP PERMIT, FORM 305

Oregon dealers designated as agents of DMV may choose to issue recreational vehicle (RV) trip permits.

These permits may be issued for campers, travel trailers and motor homes. The permit can only be

issued to the owner of the vehicle and for no more than 10 days within a 12-month period. The

customer must provide proof that they own the vehicle before a recreational vehicle trip permit can be issued

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to them. The permits are $30 each whether the permit is for 1 day or 10 days. Books can be purchased by

an agent for $750. The permits may not be issued to recreational vehicles with a registration length over 45

feet.

If the RV trip permit is for a motor home, the owner must be insured.

Complete the permit as follows:

FRONT (Press firmly so the information transfers through to all copies.)

• Check the box indicating the vehicle type.

• Write the effective date.

• Complete the name and address of the customer.

• Write the vehicle description, making sure the VIN is correct and legible.

• Write the customer’s driver license number and the state of issue. (Leave this blank if the customer has no

license or is a business.)

• Sign the permit and fill in your dealer number in the space provided.

• Have the customer:

• Write in his or her insurance company name (not the agent’s name) and policy number on the permit

(for motor homes only); and

• Sign and date the permit form indicating he or she has not been issued trip permits for this vehicle for

more than 10 days in the last 12 months;

• Provide proof he or she is the owner of the vehicle.

BACK

• Complete the back of the “Window Copy” with the effective date, dealer number and the expiration date.

(See Chapter T.) Keep the goldenrod copy; this becomes part of your records which are inspected by

DMV compliance staff. The effective date must match the date on the front of the permit. Write the

expiration date, including the actual day, using a wide black felt marking pen so that the date is easily read.

These permits are only issued for 10 days. Attach this copy to the vehicle. Instructions for placement are

on the permit.

Send the DMV copy (white) within 7 days of the issue date to DMV, Attn.: Record Services, 1905 Lana

Avenue NE, Salem OR 97314.

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Example of RECREATIONAL VEHICLE TRIP PERMIT, FORM 735-305

The actual size of the permit is 5 ½" X 8 ½."

ISSUING A LIGHT VEHICLE TRIP

PERMIT, FORM 735-306

Oregon dealers acting as agents of DMV may choose to issue

light vehicle trip permits. These permits may only be issued for

vehicles with a combined weight of less than 8,001 pounds.

Permit books may be purchased for $500.00 ($20 for each

permit) and can only be ordered by a book of 25 permits. When

ordering these permits you may either complete a Form 735-

6937 and mail it with the fees to Business License Unit, DMV,

1905 Lana Avenue NE, Salem OR 97314, or come to the

office at 1965 Lana Ave NE, Salem OR 97314. Dealers may

only issue the light vehicle trip permits (non-commercial) for the

following reasons:

A light vehicle trip permit

may not be issued to the

following types of

vehicles:

• Camper

• Travel trailer

• Motor home

• Fixed load

• Snowmobile

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• When a new owner of a vehicle is not subject to Oregon registration requirements, but needs to

operate the vehicle over highways to leave the state;

• To allow a customer to drive an unregistered vehicle to a DEQ inspection station to get a certificate of

compliance prior to applying for registration;

• To allow a customer to drive an unregistered vehicle to DMV or to a law enforcement agency for a VIN

inspection; and

• To allow a customer to drive an unregistered vehicle to a DMV office to apply for registration if the

dealer will not be submitting the application for title and registration on behalf of the new owner.

No more than one (21-day) trip permit may be issued under the conditions specified in the first, third

or forth bullets above and up to two (21-day) trip permits under the conditions specified in the

second bullet in any 12-month period unless there has been a complete change in ownership.

Dealers may issue this type of permit for a 21-day period only, including the date of issue. Dealers may not

charge more than what they pay for trip permits.

An example of the permit is shown later in this section. Complete the permit as follows:

FRONT (Press firmly so the information transfers through to all copies.)

• Complete the name and address of the customer.

• Write the effective date and expiration date.

• Write the vehicle description, making sure the VIN is correct and legible.

• Write the customer’s driver license, permit or I.D. number and the state of issue.

• Write the customer number for a business.

• Sign the permit and fill in your dealer number in the space provided.

• Have the customer:

• Write in his or her insurance company name (not the agent’s name) and policy number on the

permit (for motor vehicles only); and

• Sign and date the permit form indicating he or she has not been issued more than two (21-day) trip

permits for this vehicle in a 12-month period.

DO NOT ISSUE A PERMIT if the customer does not have insurance and cannot provide his or her insurance

company name and policy number or the vehicle has had two (21-day) light vehicle trip permits issued within

the last 12 months.

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The items listed above on how to complete the permit are required elements to make the permit valid. The

operator of the vehicle could be at risk with law enforcement if the permit is not completed properly.

BACK

• Complete the back of the “Window Copy” with the effective date, dealer number and the expiration

date. (See Chapter T.) Keep the blue copy; this becomes part of your records which are inspected

by DMV compliance staff. The effective date must match the date on the front of the permit. Write

the expiration date, including the actual day, using a wide black felt marking pen so that the

date is easily read. These permits are only issued for 21 days. Attach this copy to the vehicle.

Instructions for placement are on the permit.

Send the DMV copy (white) within 7 days of the issue date to DMV, Attn.: Record Services, 1905 Lana

Avenue NE, Salem OR 97314. If a permit is voided, return the “DMVand “Window” copies to DMV

with an explanation of why the permit was voided. A refund will be made if the explanation is acceptable.

Example of LIGHT VEHICLE TRIP PERMIT, FORM 735-306

The actual size of the permit is 5 ½" X 8 ½."

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ISSUING A DEALER/TOWER TRIP PERMIT, FORM 735-307

A Dealer/Tower Trip Permit, Form 735-307, may only be issued when a dealer or tower is required to

remove the registration year stickers from both Oregon registration plates that are on passenger vehicles

they sell (see section in this chapter entitled “When an Oregon Dealer Sells a Vehicle” for more information).

Dealers and towers may issue up to two 10-day trip permits per vehicles for $10 each if the registration

stickers have been removed.

Complete the permit as follows:

FRONT (Press firmly so the information transfers through to all copies.)

• The name and address of the customer.

• The effective date and expiration date. Dealers or towers may only issue Dealer/Tower Trip Permits

for 10 days from the issue date.

• Vehicle description. Be sure the VIN is correct and legible.

• Customer’s driver license number and the state of issue. (Leave this blank if the customer has no

license or is a business.)

• Signature of dealer or tower employee and dealer or tower number.

• Have the customer:

• Write in his or her insurance company name (not the agent’s name) and policy number on the

permit; and

• Sign and date the permit form.

DO NOT ISSUE A PERMIT if the customer does not have insurance and cannot provide his or her insurance

company name and policy number

BACK

• Complete the “Window” copy (back) by writing in the effective date, dealer number and the expiration

date. (See Chapter T.) Write the expiration date using a wide black felt marking pen. The

effective and expiration dates, including the day of expiration, must match those on the front of the

permit. Place this copy in the vehicle.

Leave the blue copy in the book. Forward the white DMV copy to DMV Records Services, 1905 Lana Ave

NE, Salem, OR 97314, within seven days of the date the permit was issued.

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Example of DEALER/TOWER TRIP PERMIT, FORM 307

The actual size of the permit is 5 ½" X 8 ½."

ISSUING A TEMPORARY (REGISTRATION) PERMIT,

FORM 735-315

A Temporary Permit, Form 735-315, may be issued to a vehicle purchaser by an Oregon dealer if the dealer

collects title, registration, and plate transfer fees, and if the dealer submits the combined title and registration

application to DMV on the purchaser’s behalf. Form 735-315 allows the use of the vehicle while the customer

is waiting for plates and stickers. Temporary permits are valid for 90 calendar days. When a temporary permit

has been issued, DMV’s copy of the temporary permit and all title and registration documents and fees must

be taken or mailed to DMV within 30 days from the date the dealer sells the vehicle. Dealers cannot

extend the temporary permit beyond 90 days, nor can they issue a second permit. If a customer needs another

temporary permit, they must go to a DMV office.

A Form 735-315 cannot be issued if the vehicle has not met DEQ requirements where applicable. If DEQ is

required for a vehicle, a Trip Permit, Form 735-306, may be issued to allow the vehicle to be taken to a DEQ

inspection station.

An example of the permit is shown later in this section. Complete the permit as follows:

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FRONT (Press firmly so the information transfers through to all copies.)

• The name and address of the customer.

• The effective date and expiration date. Dealers may only issue temporary registration permits for 90

days from the issue date.

• Vehicle description. Be sure the VIN is correct and legible. The Weight/Length box must be completed,

if the vehicle’s registration is calculated by weight or length.

• Customer’s driver license number and the state of issue. (Leave this blank if the customer has no

license or is a business.)

Title and registration fees. If a plate transfer is occurring, write $6 plate transfer fee in the registration

fee box.

• Signature of dealer employee and dealer number. Not the signature of the customer.

BACK

• Complete the “Window” copy (back) by writing in the effective date, dealer number and the expiration

date. (See Chapter T.) Write the expiration date using a wide black felt marking pen. The

effective and expiration dates, including the day of expiration, must match those on the front of the

permit. Place this copy in the vehicle.

Attach the “DMV” copy (white copy) to the title documents to be sent to DMV. Leave the yellow copy

in the book.

If a permit is voided, leave all three copies of the voided permits in the book. A signed explanation as to

why the permit is voided must accompany each voided permit.

When all temporary permits have been issued, return the book and yellow copies to:

DMV

Business License Unit

1905 Lana Ave. NE

Salem, OR 97314

The temporary permit books will be audited and a replacement book will be sent to you. If the yellow copies

were removed for any reason, they must be put back into the book in number order for auditing. Yellow copies

not in order will cause a delay in replacing temporary permit books. DO NOT submit an empty book to a

DMV local office. Mail to DMV, Business License Unit, at the address above, or return the book in person to

1965 Lana Ave NE, Salem OR 97314.

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Example of TEMPORARY PERMIT, FORM 315

The actual size of the permit is 5 ½" X 8 ½."

DEALER BUSINESS SUBMITTED TO DMV

Applications for title and/or registration may be submitted by dealers to any local DMV office or by mail to the

Salem headquarters office. Transactions may be submitted in packs to most DMV offices or by mail.

If you choose to wait in line for a customer service representative, you have the same options as other customers.

Normally, a DMV office will only accept up to 5 transactions at a time per customer as a courtesy to the public

by limiting the time any one person will take at the counter. If you have several transactions, this could result in

a long wait to get them all processed. The amount of transactions accepted at one time varies in each DMV

office. You may want to contact that office ahead of time to verify the amount of transactions accepted. DMV

express offices do not process or accept dealer packs.

Dealers may drop off transaction packages for processing at a local DMV office. DMV encourages dealers

to limit the packages to 10 transactions per check to enable them to process the packages in a timely manner.

When a dealer submits transactions in a pack to a local DMV office, the office will process the work in about

5-7 working days. If there is a problem with one or more transactions, you should hear from that office within

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3 days. Once a transaction is accepted by DMV either by mail or in a local office, the average title processing

time is 21 days. This processing time does not apply to a transaction that is not in order.

If an application you submit with your dealer business shows a security interest holder, the application must be

retained by DMV even if it is incomplete. On these incomplete transactions, you will be provided with a

“Customer Service Checklist” form indicating additional requirements are still needed. Plates and/or stickers

will not be issued until all title and registration requirements are met.

When you have all the additional requirements together, you may take them with the checklist form to the

local office, or mail them to Salem headquarters. The plates and/or stickers will be issued when the additional

requirements are received.

If you submit an incomplete application that does not show a security interest holder, it will be returned to you

with a refund of the fees for that application. Please note that local DMV offices will only refund amounts up

to $100. If a refund is more than $100, you will need to bring another check to the office for the amount

needed for the completed applications.

When you submit Transitional Ownership Documents (TOD) (see Chapter J) at the same time other documents

are submitted, make sure you write a separate check for the TOD’s. For more information on submitting

documents to your local DMV office, please contact the manager at that office.

COMPLIANCE AND SANCTIONS FOR ALL DEALERS

Failure of a vehicle dealer to comply with Oregon laws and rules may result in the dealer or their business

certificate being revoked, suspended or placed on probation. In addition, civil penalties may be assessed.

The Business Regulation Investigation Unit is responsible for monitoring your compliance with laws and rules

relating to your operation as a vehicle dealer. The primary tool is the dealer inspection or audit conducted by a

DMV Investigator. Routine inspections are scheduled at “reasonable intervals.” The investigator will spot

check records to determine if the dealer submits title work on time, has written consignment agreements,

submits Dealer Notice of Vehicles Purchased (Form 735-165) and keeps adequate records of transactions.

The investigator will check for compliance in other areas as well. If the check reveals violations, he or she may

look at additional records. At the end of the inspection, the investigator will give the dealer an Inspection

Report and Correction Notice specifying any deficiencies found.

Not all inspections, of course, are routine. Some are prompted by consumer complaints or other information

DMV has received. With this type of inspection (known as an investigation), the dealer may be asked to

produce records of a specific transaction. At the conclusion of the investigation, the dealer will receive a

Complaint Investigation Report and/or an Inspection Report and Correction Notice.

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SANCTIONS

If the DMV Investigator discovers a deficiency, he or she will submit a report to the Chief Investigator at the

Salem Headquarters. These reports are reviewed, and if some type of administrative sanction is appropriate,

DMV has several alternatives. The dealer may be sanctioned. In these cases, the dealer’s license and/or status

as an agent of DMV may be placed on probation, the license may be suspended, cancelled or revoked.

Dealers may also be assessed civil penalties in addition to or in lieu of sanctions.

Other than the issuance of a Correction Notice, probation (with terms of probation) is the least severe sanction

DMV will impose. Probation means that there will be closer scrutiny of transactions submitted by the dealer.

A follow-up inspection is scheduled prior to the ending date of the probation. The dealer is subject to further

sanctions, including suspension or revocation of the dealer license, if additional violations of a similar nature are

committed.

While each case must stand on it’s own, suspension of a dealer license is generally reserved for serious

violations or repeat violators. DMV’s intent in suspending a dealer license is to protect the public from

possible loss due to a dealer’s operation. Violations that can result in the suspension of a dealer license include,

but are not limited to, providing false information on the dealer application, fraudulent title or registration

submissions, failure to pay off liens on structures or vehicles purchased, repeated failure to submit title documents

on time and illegal consignment practices.

The 1991 Legislature gave DMV the authority to issue civil penalties of no more than $1,000 per violation

against licensed dealers who violate laws or rules relating to dealer operation or title and registration. Oregon

Administrative Rules implement this legislation. In those rules, DMV has adopted a schedule of penalties for

each violation which may be used by DMV in assessing penalties. The most serious violations call for substantial

penalties at the first offense. Other violations may result in a warning for the first offense.

DMV also has the authority to penalize persons acting as unlicensed dealers up to $5,000 per vehicle. In

addition, DMV may seek criminal or injunctive action against unlicensed dealers.

Any dealer, licensed or unlicensed, is entitled to an administrative hearing on any penalties or sanctions proposed

by DMV. Information on how to obtain such a hearing is contained in the notice of probation, suspension,

cancellation, revocation, or civil penalty.

For copies of the Administrative Rules, call ODOT Rules Coordinator at (503) 945-5278, or access the

DMV Business Regulation Web site at www.oregondmv.com.

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Flags

DEFINITION OF A FLAG

A "Flag" is an indicator that is placed on a vehicle record to indicate that some action has been, or needs to be,

taken. Some flags are for information only, while other flags will not allow certain transactions to be processed.

Flag 2

Title Canceled. The current title has been canceled. The registration is not canceled but cannot be renewed

until the title cancellation has been resolved. Lookup must be done at DMV Headquarters to explain the

reason the title was canceled. Call (503) 945-5000 for additional information.

Flag 6

Title Returned Unclaimed. Indicates a title was returned to DMV Headquarters unclaimed (wrong address,

etc.).

Flag 7

Plates/Stickers Returned. Indicates plates and/or stickers were returned to DMV Headquarters unclaimed

(wrong address, etc.).

Flag 8

Abandoned Vehicle Appraised at $500 or Less. Indicates the vehicle was sold to a wrecker and notice was

given to DMV under ORS 819.215.

Flag 9

Vehicle Wrecked. Indicates that DMV has received some type of notification that the vehicle may have been

damaged. Lookup must be done.

Flag 10

Dealer stock. Indicates a dealer has notified DMV that they have purchased this vehicle. The transaction must

include a release of interest from the dealer on our record.

Flag 11

Sold flag. Indicates DMV has received only information that the vehicle has been sold, or only an incomplete

buyer name. (See also Flag 49)

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Flag 12

Administrative Review Notation. This is an administrative flag used for various reasons, such as a dispute of

ownership, a title issued incorrectly, or DMV has been restrained from transferring title by court order, etc.

Flag 13

NSF check. Indicates that DMV received a check for a transaction that was returned to ODOT Accounting

Services for insufficient funds.

Flag 15

Totaled Vehicle - ownership document has NOT been surrendered. Example: Wrecker's Notice, Form 270

indicating the vehicle is totaled; notice from an insurer that the vehicle is totaled; or notice from vehicle owner

the vehicle is totaled due to damage.

Flag 16

Surrendered Plates/Stickers. Indicates when plates have been surrendered.

Flag 17

Earned fee. Indicates DMV had documents that were not processed for lack of proper information. The

unprocessed documents may have a bearing on any new transactions. The documents are microfilmed. Lookup

must be done.

Flag 18

Vehicle Wrecked - ownership document HAS been surrendered to DMV with either: a Wrecker's Notice,

Form 270; or notice from an insurer, owner or other person that the vehicle was wrecked, destroyed,

disassembled or substantially altered per ORS 819.010 or destroyed per ORS 819.020; or Notice of Vehicle

to be Dismantled, Form 6017.

Flag 19

Vehicle wrecked or abandoned - ownership document has NOT been received. Vehicle must be re-titled as

an assembled, reconstructed or replica vehicle. Example of documents received: Wrecker's Notice, Form

270; any statement such as a copy of the title or insurance bill of sale that indicates the vehicle was wrecked,

dismantled, or substantially altered per ORS 819.010; destroyed per ORS 819.020; or an indication the

vehicle was sold under ORS 819.220.

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Flag 20

Title Canceled by Another State. Indicates the Oregon title has been canceled because it was surrendered to

another state and returned to DMV Headquarters. The name of the issuing state is displayed in the flag

message field.

Flag 21

Notification has been received from another state that the vehicle has either been registered or titled in that

state and the Oregon title has not been returned for cancellation; however, the information received is not clear

which.

Flag 22

Issued in Error. Indicates that the current title was processed but not mailed due to incomplete information. The

information displayed may not be accurate and usually a pending case has been set up in DMV Headquarters.

Flag 23

Suspended Vehicle Registration. Indicates that the vehicle registration is suspended due to court action. This

flag does not affect the status of the driver.

Flag 24

Possible Incorrect VIN. Indicates there may be an error in the VIN, make, year or body style for the vehicle.

DMV may also have received a teletype or other indication from law enforcement of an error in the VIN, or

DMV received a call from an owner that there may be an error. The flag serves as an indicator that DMV may

have new information. Call (503) 945-5000 for additional information.

Flag 25

Title Returned. Indicates the Oregon title has been returned to DMV for unknown reasons. Lookup must be

done.

Flag 27

Registration canceled. Vehicle Programs has canceled the registration for reasons other than domicile or misuse

of address. Microfilm look-up is necessary to determine the reason why the registration was canceled and the

requirements that must be met before issuing new registration.

Flag 28

Elected Officials. Record indicates elected official plate issued to elected official. Elected officials may have

elected official plates assigned to their vehicle in addition to regular series plates. They may display either set of

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plates. The elected official plate record is a dummy record that references the regular plate record of the

vehicle. The flag is used to assure no renewal reminder, etc., is produced.

Flag 29

Totaled Vehicle - primary ownership document HAS been surrendered to DMV with either a Wrecker's

Notice, Form 270 indicating the vehicle is totaled; notice from an insurer that the vehicle is totaled; or notice

from the owner that the vehicle is totaled due to damage.

Flag 30

TOD. Indicates DMV has a Transitional Ownership Document on file for the vehicle.

Flag 37

Names may not match on title. Indicates the record has been corrected to show True Name therefore, the

name(s) on the record and the name(s) on the title may vary slightly.

Flag 41

Farm plates for the vehicle or the farm registration itself has been canceled.

Flag 42

The owner needs to complete an Application for Farm Registration, Form 6670.

Flag 44

Incomplete Farm Certification received by DMV.

Flag 46

Registration canceled due to DMV being notified by someone that their address is being used without their

permission by another person.

Flag 48

Law enforcement has determined that the vehicle is unfit for use. The vehicle was used in illegal drug manufacturing

and/or as a storage site. These vehicles are declared unfit until a Certificate of Fitness has been issued by the

Health Division.

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Flag 49

Indicates vehicle has been sold and that DMV has received at least the buyer name (either the first and last

name, or a partial name along with additional information such as an address or telephone number). This flag

does not constitute a release nor an assignment of interest. (See also Flag 11)

Flag 51

Indicates the vehicle was manufactured for off-road use only and is not eligible for registration through DMV.

Flag 52

Indicates there is a fuels tax lien. Fuels tax is owed to ODOT Fuels Tax Group. MCTD Fuels Tax Group has

placed a lien on the vehicle for unpaid fuels taxes. This lien takes precedence over all other liens and encumbrances.

No title transfers may take place until the Fuels Tax Group notifies DMV that the lien has been satisfied.

Flag 53

Indicates a non-conforming VIN has been verified. Placed on record when the verified VIN does not conform

to the 17-digit rule. Used only for passenger, motorcycle, truck, bus and motorhome vehicles with a year

model 1981 or newer.

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Index

Index

A

Abandoned Vehicles ............................ H

Abbreviations

Body Styles ......................................... O

Makes ................................................. O

Model .................................................. O

Account Numbers

TOD Account Numbers ......................... J

Address Requirements ....................... L

Affidavit

of Inheritance, Form 516 ....................... H

Agents, Trip Permit .............................. S

All-Terrain Vehicles

Body Style Abbreviations ...................... O

Class I ............................................... M

Class II .............................................. M

Class III ............................................. M

Amateur Radio Operators

(Ham) ................................................ L, N

Application for

Custom Plates ..................................... L

Expedite Title ....................................... I

Notation of Security Interest .................. J

Registration or Replacement

Plates/Stickers, Form 268 .................... L

Replacement Plates/Stickers ................. L

Replacement Salvage Title,

Form 230 ........................................... K

Title and Registration,

Form 226 ........................................... B

Application Requirements,

For Title ........................................... A, B

Assembled Vehicles ............................ K

VIN Inspection ................................. E, K

Wrecked, Substantially Altered,

Disassembled, Dismantled, etc. ............ K

ATV’s ................................................... M

B

Bicycles, Electric ............................... M

Bill of Sale ............................................ F

Body Style Abbreviations ................... O

Bond

Dealer ................................................. S

Imported Vehicles ................................ G

Brand, Title/Salvage Title

Definition ............................................. K

Other States ........................................ K

When to Surrender Title/

Salvage Title for Branding ..................... K

Buses

Charitable/Non-Profit ........................ L, N

Commercial ..................................... L, N

Fee Schedule ....................................... N

Business Certificate

Dealer ................................................. S

Tow/Recovery ..................................... P

Business Regulation ........................... S

C

Campers .............................................. M

Fee Schedule ....................................... N

Make Abbreviations .............................. O

Recreational Vehicle

Trip Permits ......................................... S

Canada, Vehicles Imported from ......... G

Certificate of

DEQ Compliance ................................. L

Insurance ............................................ L

Origin, Manufacturer’s .......................... G

Salvage Title ........................................ K

Title .................................................... G

Certification of Oregon Residency

Or Domicile .......................................... L

Change of

Business Address ................................ S

Charitable/Nonprofit ............................ L

Fee Schedule ....................................... N

Charts

Charitable/Non-Profit and

Manufactured Structure Toters

Fee Chart ............................................ N

Checklist For Submitting a

Transaction ......................................... A

Farm Vehicles, Motor Trucks Registered

As Fee Schedule .................................. N

Heavy Motor Vehicles and

Buses Fee Schedule ............................. N

Motor Home, Campers &

Travel Trailer Fee Schedule ................... N

Registration Fees ................................. N

Temporary/Trip Permit ......................... T

Title Fees ............................................ N

Title Requirement Checklist .................. A

Tow/Recovery Fee Schedule ................. N

Civil Penalties ..................................... S

Class I, II and III ATVs ....................... M

Combined Weight

Farm Vehicles ..................................... M

Fixed Loads ........................................ M

Heavy Trailers .................................... M

Heavy Vehicle Use Tax ......................... L

MCTD Registration .............................. L

Tow/Recovery ...................................... P

Trucks ............................................... M

Corrections

Applications for Title ............................. E

Name on Title Application Document ...... F

Odometer ............................................. I

Countersigning .................................... F

County of Use ...................................... B

Court Orders (Operation of Law) ......... H

Cranes, Self Propelled Mobile ........... M

Crater Lake Plates ........................... L, N

Cultural Plates ................................. L, N

Current Issue & Current Use Plates

Explanation of ...................................... L

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Custom Plates ...................................... L

Customs, U. S ...................................... G

D

Damaged Vehicle Notation.................. K

Date

Of Sale

Security Interest Perfection ............... J

Receipt (Security Interest Perfection)

Primary Ownership Document ........... J

Transitional Ownership

Document (TOD) ............................. J

DBA (Doing Business As) ............. F, G

DEQ (Department of

Environmental Quality) ........................ L

Dealers

Business Certificates ............................ S

Compliance ......................................... S

Consignments ...................................... S

Forms Purchase .................................. S

Notice of Sale or Transfer of a

Vehicle ................................................ S

Notice of Vehicle in Dealer Stock ........... S

Plates ................................................. S

Renewal Of Business Certificate ........... S

Sale of a Vehicle .................................. S

Supplemental Locations ........................ S

Temporary Permit ................................. S

Trip Permits ......................................... S

VIN Inspections ................................... S

Death (also see Operation of Law)

Inheritance .......................................... H

Probate ...............................................H

Survivorship .........................................H

Department of Environmental Quality

(DEQ) .................................................... L

Designated Areas, Class II & III ATVs

............................................................. M

Destroyed, Wrecked, Dismantled

Disassembled, or Substantially Altered

Retitling .............................................. K

Substantially Altered Vehicles -

Definition ............................................. K

Wrecked, Dismantled, Disassembled -

Definitions ........................................... K

Diesel Vehicle Exempt From

DEQ ...................................................... L

Dirt Bike (See ATV or Motorcycle)

Disassembled Vehicle ......................... K

Disclosure, Odometer .......................... I

Dismantled Vehicles (see Destroyed

Vehicles)

Divorce Decree ...................................H

Doing Business As (DBA) .............. F, G

Domicile ............................................... L

Duplicate (See Replacement)

Durable Power of Attorney ................... I

Dwelling .............................................. M

E

Electric Vehicles ................................. M

Bicycles ............................................. M

Mobility Devices ................................. M

Emission Standards

Federal ...............................................G

DEQ ................................................... L

Environmental Protection

Agency (EPA) .......................................G

Environmental Quality, Department of

(DEQ) .................................................... L

E Plates (Government Registration)

.......................................................... L, N

Error or Erasure of a Name,

Statement of ......................................... F

Estates

Probate ...............................................H

No Probate .......................................... H

ETR (Emission Test Report, DEQ) ...... L

Exempt

From title and registration, vehicles ....... M

Government Registration .................. L, N

Expedite Titles for Odometer-related

Reasons ................................................ I

F

Farm Plates .......................................... L

Farm Registration ............................... M

Fee Schedule .......................................N

Qualifications for ................................. M

FAX

Submitting TOD by ............................... J

Federal Odometer Requirements ......... I

Fees

Custom Plates .....................................N

Expedite ............................................... I

Ham Plates .........................................N

Plate ...................................................N

Crater Lake .....................................N

Cultural ...........................................N

Oregon Trail .....................................N

Salmon ...........................................N

Tree ................................................ N

Registration Fees .................................N

Replacement (Duplicate)

Plate ...............................................N

Stickers .......................................... N

Title ................................................ N

Secure POA Filing ................................. I

Title .................................................... N

Transitional Ownership Document .......... J

Trip Permit .......................................... S

VIN .....................................................N

Financial Responsibility ..................... L

Fixed Loads ......................................... M

Flags .....................................................U

Flooring Companies, Liens .................G

Foreign Vehicles .................................. G

Forms - Alphabetical

Affidavit, Inheritance, Form 516 .............H

Application for Amateur Radio Call Letter

Registration Plates, Form 231 ............... L

Application for Registration or

Replacement Plates and/or

Stickers, Form 268 ............................... L

Application for Replacement

Salvage Title, Form 230 ........................ K

Application for Replacement

Title, Form 515 .................................... D

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Application for Salvage

Title Form 229 ..................................... K

Application for Title and

Registration, Form 226 ......................... B

Application for Tow or

Recovery Vehicle Business

Certificate, Form 387 ............................ P

Bill of Sale, Form 501 ........................... F

Certificate of Title, Form 410 ................. G

Certificate, Vehicle

Repossession, Form 263 ...................... H

Certification of Liens and Compliance with

Federal Emission and Safety Standards on

an Imported Vehicle, Form 6436 ............ G

Certification of Oregon

Residency Or Domicile,

Form 7182 ........................................... L

Custom Plate Application,

Form 205 ............................................ L

Dealer Notice of Vehicle

Purchased, Form 165 ........................... S

Dealer /Tower Trip Permit, Form 307 ...... S

Inheritance Affidavit,

Form 516 ............................................ H

Group Plate Eligibility,

Form 6940 ........................................... L

Light Vehicle Trip Permit,

Form 306 ............................................ S

Notice of Vehicle to be

Dismantled/Proof of

Compliance, Form 6017 ........................ K

Power of Attorney, Form 500 .................. I

Recreational Vehicle

Trip Permit, Form 305 ........................... S

Replacement Title Application,Form 515 . D

Repossession Certification, Form 263 .... H

Salvage Title Certificate,

Form 417 ............................................ K

Secure Odometer Disclosure/

Reassignment, Form 403 ....................... I

Secure Power of Attorney,

Form 402 ............................................. I

Statement of Error or Erasure

of a Name, Form 502 ........................... F

Statement of Lien Satisfaction,

Form 524 ............................................ F

Stolen Vehicle Notification

to DMV, Form 6927 .............................. K

Temporary Permit, Form 315 ................. S

Title Application ................................... B

Transitional Ownership

Document (TOD), Form 227 .................. J

Trip Permits, Forms 305, 306, 307 ......... S

Vehicle Bill of Sale, Form 501 ................ F

Vehicle Identification

Number (VIN) Inspection,

Form 11 .............................................. E

Vehicle Repossession

Certification, Form 263 ......................... H

Wrecker’s Vehicle Notice to

Driver and Motor Vehicle

Services, Form 270 .............................. Q

Forms - Numerical

Form 11, Vehicle Identification

Number Inspection (VIN) ...................... E

Form 165, Dealer Notice

of Vehicle Purchase .............................. S

Form 205, Custom Plate App. ............... L

Form 226, Application for

Title and Registration ........................... B

Form 227, Transitional

Ownership Document (TOD) ................. J

Form 229, Application for

Salvage Title ........................................ K

Form 230, Application for

Replacement Salvage Title .................... K

Form 231, Application for Amateur Radio

Call Letter Registration Plates ............... L

Form 263, Vehicle

Repossession Certificate ...................... H

Form 268, Application for

Registration or Replacement

Plates and/or Stickers .......................... L

Form 270, Wrecker’s Vehicle

Notice To Driver and Motor

Vehicle Services .................................. Q

Form 305, Recreational

Vehicle Trip Permit ............................... S

Form 306, Light Vehicle

Trip Permit .......................................... S

Form 307, Dealer/Tower Trip Permit ....... S

Form 315, Temporary Permit ................. S

Form 387, Application for

Tow or Recovery Vehicle

Business Certificate ............................. P

Form 402, Secure

Power of Attorney ................................. I

Form 403, Secure Odometer Disclosure/

Reassignment ....................................... I

Form 410, Certificate of Title ................. G

Form 417, Salvage Title

Certificate, .......................................... K

Form 500, Power of Attorney .................. I

Form 501, Vehicle Bill of Sale, ............... F

Form 502, Statement of

Error or Erasure of a Name ................... F

Form 515, Application for

Replacement Title, ............................... D

Form 516, Inheritance Affidavit .............. H

Form 524, Statement

of Lien Satisfaction ............................... F

Form 6017, Notice of Vehicle

to be Dismantled/Proof of

Compliance ......................................... K

Form 6436, Certification of Liens and

Compliance with Federal Emission

and Safety Standards on an Imported

Vehicle ................................................ G

Form 6890, Notice of Sale

or Transfer of a Vehicle ........................ S

Form 6927, Stolen Vehicle

Notification .......................................... K

Form 6940, Group Plate

Eligibility Form ..................................... L

Form 7182, Certification

Of Oregon Residency

Or Domicile ......................................... L

Forms, Ordering ................................... S

Four year registration .......................... N

G

General Power of Attorney ................... I

Government Vehicle Registration ... L, N

Graphic (Tree) Plate ............................. N

Group Plates .................................... L, N

H

Ham Plates (see Amateur Radio

Operators) ............................................ N

Heavy Motor Vehicles

Fee Schedule ....................................... N

Heavy Vehicle

Fixed Load ......................................... M

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Trailers .............................................. M

Trucks ............................................... M

Use Tax .......................................... L, M

Higher Education (Group Plates) ...........N

Horse Trailers

Makes .................................................O

How to Complete

Form 11 .............................................. E

Form 226 ............................................ B

Form 229 ............................................ K

Form 230 ............................................ K

Form 268 ............................................ L

Form 515 ............................................ D

HVUT ................................................ L, M

Hybrid-Powered Vehicles ................... M

I

I/M Inspections (DEQ).......................... L

Identification Number (VIN)

Fees ...................................................N

Form 11, Completing ............................ E

Inspection ........................................... E

Who Can Perform ................................ E

Imported Vehicles ................................ G

From Canada .......................................G

Inheritance ...........................................H

Inspection

DEQ ................................................... L

Identification Number ( Also see

Vehicle Identification Number) ............... E

Institutions of Higher Education

(Group Plates) ...................................... N

Instructions (see How to Complete)

Insurance ............................................. L

Bond/Liability ....................................... S

Insurers

Definition .............................................R

Losses /Not Covered ............................ K

Totaled Vehicles - Notifications

Required .............................................R

Invalid Transitional Ownership

Document (TOD) .................................. J

Investigation of Dealer ........................ S

J

K

L

Land Use Permit Number................... M

Leased Vehicles .................................. E

Letters of Testamentary/

Administration .....................................H

Liability Insurance ............................... L

Liens

Abandoned Vehicles .............................H

Flooring ...............................................G

Perfection (of Security Interest)

TOD Process ....................................... J

With Primary Ownership Doc. ................ J

Possessory .........................................H

Storage ...............................................H

Light Trailers ....................................... M

Fixed Load ......................................... M

Horse Trailer ....................................... M

Less Than 1,800 Pounds ..................... M

Makes .................................................O

Limited Power of Attorney .................... I

Loaded Weight ..................................... L

Lost Titles (See Replacement) ............ D

Salvage ............................................... K

Low-Speed Vehicles ........................... M

M

Make Abbreviations ............................ N

Manufacturer’s Certificate

(Statement) of Origin

(MCO/MSO) .......................................... G

MCTD Registration .............................. L

Minors (and Power of Attorney) ........... I

Mobile Cranes, Self-Propelled ........... M

Model, Vehicle .....................................O

Mopeds

Definition ............................................ M

Motor-assisted scooters .................... M

Motor Homes ....................................... M

Fee Schedule .......................................N

Motor Power ......................................... B

Motor Trucks (see Trucks) .................. M

Motorcycles ........................................ M

Makes .................................................O

Mutilation Statement, Name ................ F

N

National Guard Plates .........................N

Nonconforming Title ............................. I

Nonprofit (Group Plate) .................... L, N

Non-repairable Vehicle

Certificate ............................................. K

Non-secure Form .................................. I

Non-secure POA................................... I

Notation

Damaged Vehicle ................................. K

Security Interest .................................. J

Notification Responsibilities

For Parties Who Own or Handle

Salvage, Totaled, Etc.

Insurance Companies ...........................R

Vehicle Owner’s ................................... K

Wreckers ............................................ Q

O

Odometers ............................................. I

Off-Highway Vehicles ......................... M

Operation of Law .................................. H

Abandoned Vehicles .............................H

Decree of Final Distribution ...................H

Divorce Decree .................................... H

Estate in Probate .................................H

Letters of Testamentary/

Administration ...................................... H

Inheritance Affidavits ............................ H

Personal Representatives .....................H

Possessory Liens .................................H

Probate ...............................................H

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Repossession ...................................... H

Survivorship ......................................... H

Optional titling ..................................... M

Oregon Titles ........................................ G

Oregon Trail Plates .......................... L, N

Out-of-Country ...................................... G

Out-of-State

Titles .................................................. G

Previous Damage Noted

On (Title Brand) ................................... K

P

Passenger Vehicles

Body Style Abbreviations ...................... O

Perfecting a Security Interest ............. J

TOD Process ....................................... J

W/ Primary Ownership Document .......... J

Permanent Registration -

Heavy Trailers ................................ M, N

Permits

Agents ................................................ S

Temporary Registration ......................... S

Trip ..................................................... S

Personal Representative .................... H

Plate(s) (see appropriate vehicle type)

Amateur Radio Operator (HAM) ............. L

Crater Lake ......................................... L

Cultural ............................................... L

Custom ........................................... L, N

Dealer ................................................. S

Farm ................................................... L

Fee ..................................................... N

Group Plates .................................... L, N

National Guard ..................................... N

Oregon Trail Plates ........................... L, N

Purple Heart ........................................ N

Replacement ....................................... L

Salmon .......................................... L, N

Transfers ............................................ L

Tree .................................................... N

Police

VIN Inspections ................................... E

Possessory Liens ................................ H

Power of Attorney

Purchasing Secure POA Forms .............. S

Requirements ....................................... I

Previous Damage Notation

On Title ................................................. K

Primary Ownership Document ........ G, J

Privacy of Records .............................. S

Probate (See Operation of Law)

Proof of

Death .................................................. H

Financial Responsibility ........................ L

HVUT ................................................. L

Ownership for Recreational

Vehicle Trip Permits ............................. S

Perfection of Security Interest ............... J

Residency/Domicile .............................. L

Taxes Paid ......................................... M

Purple Heart

(Veteran’s Group Plate) ............................. N

Q

R

Reading

Odometer ............................................ B

Reconstructed Vehicles

Definition ............................................. K

From Another Jurisdiction ..................... K

Records Privacy .................................. S

Recovery Vehicles .............................. P

Recreational Vehicles

Campers ............................................ M

Completing the App., Form 222 ............. C

Travel Trailers .................................... M

Trip Permits ......................................... S

Registration (also see vehicle type)

4 Year Registration ............................... L

Application for ...................................... L

DEQ ................................................... L

HVUT ................................................. L

Insurance Requirements ....................... L

MCTD ................................................. L

Releasing Interest ............................... F

Replacement

Plates/Stickers .................................... L

Title (Duplicate), Replacement

Completing Applications .................... D

Salvage ........................................... K

Replica Vehicles .................................. K

Repossession ...................................... H

Reproduction (See Replica)

Requirements

Address .............................................. L

Odometer ............................................. I

Disclosure ........................................ I

Residency, Domicile ............................. L

Salvage ............................................... K

Title .................................................... A

Totaled ................................................ K

Residency/Domicile ............................ L

S

Safety Equipment Required For

Imported Vehicles ................................ G

Sale

Bill of .................................................. F

Date of ............................................... J

Salmon Plates .................................. L, N

Salvage Titles

Application, Form 229 ........................... K

Application Requirements ...................... K

Branding .............................................. K

Definition ............................................. K

General Information .............................. K

Other Jurisdictions ............................... K

Replacement Application,

Form 230 ............................................ K

Replacement Requirements .................. K

Title Certificate .................................... K

Transferring Ownership ......................... K

When Required/Not Required ................ K

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Scooters, Motor-assisted ................... M

Secure Forms ........................................ I

Secure Odometer Disclosure .............. I

Purchasing (Forms) .............................. S

Secure Power of Attorney

Copies ................................................. I

Filings .................................................. I

How to Use .......................................... I

Purchasing ......................................... S

Purpose ............................................... I

When to Use ........................................ I

Security Interest

Application For Notation On Title

Document ........................................... J

Defined ............................................... J

Perfected ............................................ J

TOD Process ................................... J

With Primary Ownership

Document ....................................... J

Release .............................................. F

Serial Numbers (VIN)

Inspection ........................................... E

Signatures on Title

Documents ........................................... E

Snowmobiles ....................................... M

Special Use Trailer ............................. M

Statement of

Error or Erasure, Form 502 .................... F

Lien Satisfaction .................................. F

Origin, Manufacturer’s .......................... G

Stolen Vehicles .................................... K

Storage Liens .......................................H

Substantially Altered Vehicles............ K

Surcharge Chart .................................. N

Survivorship .........................................H

T

Tax

Heavy Vehicle Use ...........................L, M

Weight-Mile ......................................... L

Tax Exempt (Group Plates) ................. L, N

Title

Application for ...................................... B

Brand ................................................. K

Duplicate .............................................D

Exemptions from ................................. M

Expedite ............................................... I

Fee .....................................................N

Form 226, Application for Title .............. B

Lost

Replacement Title ............................ D

Replacement Salvage ....................... K

Title Involving Operation

of Law ............................................ H

Mutilation Statement, Name .................. F

Odometer Requirements ........................ I

Optional ............................................. M

Salvage ............................................... K

Security Interest ................................. J

Signatures on Title Documents .............. E

TOD ...................................................... J

Totaled

Definition ............................................. K

Tow and Recovery Vehicles ................ P

Application for Tow or Recovery Vehicle

Business Certificate, Form 387 .............. P

How to Register ................................... P

MCTD or Prorated Registration

Vehicles .............................................. P

Fee Schedule .......................................N

Trailers

Heavy, Light ....................................... M

Makes .................................................N

Special Use ........................................ M

Travel ................................................ M

Fee Schedule ...................................N

Makes .............................................O

Trip Permits ..................................... S

Transitional Ownership

Document (TOD) ................................. J

Travel Trailers ..................................... M

Fee Schedule .......................................N

Makes .................................................O

Recreational Vehicle Trip Permits .......... S

Tree Plate .............................................N

Trip Permits

Agents ................................................ S

Campers ............................................. S

Dealer/Tower ....................................... S

Expiration Date Chart .......................... T

How to Issue ....................................... S

Insurance ............................................ S

Light Vehicle ........................................ S

Motor Homes ....................................... S

Proof of Ownership ............................... S

Recreation Vehicles .............................. S

Travel Trailers/Campers ....................... S

Trucks .................................................. M

Fee Schedule .......................................N

General Information ............................. M

Heavy ................................................ M

MCTD Registration .............................. L

Trusts .................................................... H

U

V

Vehicle

Identification Number

Agreements/Dealers ......................... S

Dealers Performing ........................... E

Form 11, Completing ........................ E

Inspection ....................................... E

When Inspection Needed .................. E

Who Can Perform ............................ E

Notice of Sale or Transfer ................. S

Veteran’s Group Plates .......................N

VIN Inspection ..................................... E

Voided TOD’s ....................................... J

W

Weight (Also see

appropriate vehicle type)

Combined Weight ................................. L

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Index

Farm Vehicles ................................. M

Fixed Loads .................................... M

Heavy Trailers ................................ M

MCTD ............................................. L

Tow/Recovery .................................. P

Trucks ........................................... M

Heavy Vehicle Use Tax ..................... L, M

Withdrawing a TOD .............................. J

Wrecked Vehicles

Definitions ........................................... K

Other Jurisdictions ............................... K

Wreckers ............................................. Q

X

Y

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