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Summary

On our Oregon Car Registration page, you’ll find information about how to register a car with the Oregon DMV, including details on registration renewals, Oregon registration stickers not received, lost renewal notices, registration fees, plate transfers, and stored vehicles.

NOTE: As of July 30, 2021, you must wear a face mask or face covering in all OR DMV offices.

Registering a Vehicle in Oregon

You may register and title your vehicle with the Oregon Driver & Motor Vehicle Services (DMV) by mail or in person at your nearest DMV office location.

NOTE: It can take up to 6 weeks to receive your stickers or registration.

Continue reading below to learn how to register a vehicle in Oregon.

Register a Vehicle In Person

NOTE: To make an appointment with the OR DMV, please click the link and follow the prompts.

To register your vehicle in person, you’ll need to make a title appointment and then visit your nearest Oregon DMV office location. Bring the following items to your visit:

WHAT YOU NEED AT THE DMV
  • A completed Application for Title and Registration (Form STK#300097).
  • Original title or ownership document:
    • If it is a new vehicle, you’ll need a certificate of origin.
  • Original lien releases from any previous security interest holders.
  • Original releases or bills of sale from any previous owners.
  • An odometer disclosure between you and the seller, if required.
  • You may need to show proof of car insurance.
  • Title, registration and plate fees. (see Vehicle Registration Fees below for more information)

Then you’ll need to mail your documents (keep copies) and fees to:

Oregon DMV
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem OR 97314
IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • If you have an Oregon-titled vehicle and purchased it less than 30 days ago, you will need to complete the lower section of Certification of Vehicle Date of Purchase (Form 300386) and review it at your appointment. There may be no late fees.
  • You may need a Use Tax Certificate, if you purchased a new car from an out-of-state dealer (or it has 7,500 miles or less).
  • Please contact your local Oregon DMV office to find out if there are any other requirements for your specific situation or vehicle type.
  • If the vehicle has an out-of-state or foreign title, you’ll need to complete a vehicle identification number (VIN) inspection at your DMV appointment for $7.

Renewing Your OR Registration

You may renew your car registration with the Oregon DMV either online, by mail or via DEQ.

Did you lose your renewal reminder? Please contact the Oregon DMV.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • If you lost your renewal reminder, please contact your local DMV office.
  • Expired registration? When your registration expires, you can still renew online if it expired less than 1 year ago. You can also use your renewal receipt or take an electronic image of it as proof of registration for up to 30 days.

Online

To renew your registration online with the Oregon DMV, please visit DMV2U.

Lost your renewal reminder? You need to contact your local DMV office.

By Mail

To renew your vehicle registration in Oregon by mail, you’ll need to:

DMV Services
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314

Via DEQ

You cannot renew at DEQ if you:

    • Do not have your renewal reminder.
    • Want to change your plates.

Moved since the print date of your renewal reminder.

You can renew at DEQ if:

  • Your car must get a DEQ emissions test and it passes the test.
  • You have your renewal reminder.

Newer vehicles do not need DEQ testing. Go to the Newer Model Year Vehicles page to find out if your specific vehicle qualifies.

Please visit our Registration Renewals page for further details.

Replace Lost or Damaged Registration

Registration fees for vehicles in Massachusetts will vary by plate type.

To replace your vehicle registration or plate decal in Oregon, you can do so online or by mail.

Please refer to the appropriate section below for further details.

Replacing Decals By Mail

You can apply for your replacement vehicle registration at DMV2U. The fee is $10 for ‘year’ registration decals, and $5 for a registration card. There is no fee for ‘month’ decals.

To apply for replacement registration or stickers in Oregon, you must:

    • Fill out an Application for Title and Registration (Form STK#300097).
    • Write in the Remarks which replacement decals you need (month and/or year decals).
    • Pay $10 for year decals by check or money order to “DMV” (no fee for month decals).
      • $5 for a registration card.
    • Mail to the following address:
DMV Services
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314

NOTE: You must renew your registration first if your registration expired. Go to our Registration Renewal page for additional instructions.

Replacing Plates Online

You may apply to replace or change your plates online at DMV2U if you have an Oregon title in your name.
NOTE: Submit your application by mail if the plate you want is not available online.

Replacing Plates By Mail

To replace your plates by mail with the Oregon DMV, you must:

Mail your application and fees to:

DMV Services
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314

NOTE: Verify your address with the OR DMV before processing your transaction.

Plate Transfers in Oregon

Please contact your nearest DMV location in Oregon to verify if your plate can be transferred.

You may need to renew your registration if it is expired, or the DMV does not have you on record for the vehicle the plates were removed from.

Please note:

  • If you are the current or previous owner of the vehicle the plates were removed from, the registration period remains the same and transfers with the plates onto the vehicle.
  • If you are not the current or previous owner, you must provide all registration requirements, registration fees and a$6 plate transfer fee.

You can transfer your plates to another vehicle if they are:

  • Going on the same type of vehicle.
  • A plate type that is currently issued by DMV, special plates or custom plates.
  • Readable

To apply for your replacement plate by mail, you need to:

  • Complete an Application for Title and Registration (Form STK#300097).
  • Include $6 (payable by money order or check to “DMV”)
  • Mail everything to:
DMV Services
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314

If you have any specific questions, you’ll need to speak with your nearest OR DMV office.

Changes to Your Oregon Plates

To change the information on your OR DMV plates, please see “Replacing Plates Online” or “Replacing Plates By Mail” above.

You may also calculate your fees online.

Stored and Inoperable Vehicles in Oregon

If you do not plan to drive your vehicle, then you do not have to renew your registration. When you decide to use your vehicle again, simply Renew Your Registration.

NOTE: Certain cities and counties do not allow unregistered vehicles to park on the road.

Vehicle Registration Fees in OR

You may calculate your registration fees for vehicle registration in Oregon online.

The Oregon DMV accepts the following forms of payment: cash, check, money orders (it must be the exact amount only), or debit and credit cards.

Please make all checks and money orders payable to ‘Oregon DMV.’

Other DMV Fees

  • $5 Replacement Registration Card
  • $10 for Replacement Decals
  • $6 Plate Transfer Fee
  • $33 Light Vehicle Trip Permit – 21 Days
  • $7 VIN Inspection
  • $5 Replacement Plate Fee – With Renewal
  • $10 Replacement Plate Fee – Without Renewal

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