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License Plates

 

You may only register your vehicle if you have an Oregon title in your name.

Plate Requirements

You will get either one plate or two plates depending on the vehicle you have.  Plates must be displayed correctly on the vehicle. 
 
One plate, for the back of the vehicle, is issued to:
  • Mopeds
  • Motorcycles
  • Trailers
  • Campers
  • Antique
  • Special interest

Two plates are issued to all other vehicles.  One plate is for the foremost point of the front of the vehicle and the other is for the rearmost point of the back of the vehicle.

You cannot:

  • Alter your plates; or
  • Have a frame that covers the numbers, letters, or tags/stickers.

Passenger Plate Options

Click on a plate for fees and other information. 

Passenger vehicles may have any plate design below; the fees are higher for some plate designs. The standard Oregon plate is the first plate listed below, the "Tree" plate.

Tree PlateCrater Lake PlateCultural Trust PlateFallen Public Safety Officer plateLinfield College PlateLions Club PlateNon-Commissioned Officers AssociationOregon Masonic Family PlateOregon Professional Firefighters PlateOregon State Elks plateOregon State University platePacific Wonderland PlateParalyzed Veterans of America plateSalmon plateShare the Road plateTrail Blazers plateUniversity of Oregon plateUniversity of Portland PlateVeterans for Human Rights plateVeterans for Human Rights PlateWillamette University plateWine Country plate 

You and your vehicle must qualify for these plates. 
 
If your application is approved, the plates will be mailed to you.  If you apply at a field office, you may get a temporary permit to drive your vehicle until your plates arrive.
Congressional Medal of Honor PlateDisabled Veteran PlateEx-POW PlateFirst Marine Division FMF Plate 
Gold Star Family PlatePurple Heart PlateU.S. Army Special Forces Airborne PlateVeterans’ Recognition Plate  
You and your vehicle must qualify for these special passenger plates.
 
If your application is approved, the plate(s) will be mailed to you.  If you apply at a field office, you may get a temporary permit to drive your vehicle until your plates arrive.

Amateur (HAM) Radio Operator PlateAntique PlateNational Guard PlateSpecial Interest Plate

 

Other Plate Options

A custom plate is a license plate with numbers and/or letters of your choice. Click on a plate to get fee information.

 

Custom plate background options for your passenger vehicle:

Custom Tree plateCustom Crater Lake plateCustom Cultural PlateCustom Salmon plateCustom Trail Blazers plateCustom Wine Country plate

 

Custom plate background option for your motorcycle or moped:

Custom Motorcycle Moped

 

Custom plate background option for your motor home, travel trailer or camper:

Custom Motor Home or Camper plate

 

Fees

Custom plates are $50 per year, in addition to all other fees. These fees go to Oregon passenger rail programs.​

How to Apply

Submit a Custom Plate Application with all other title and registration requirements. If your request is approved, it will take 8-10 weeks to get your custom plates in the mail.  If you apply at a field office, you may get a temporary permit to drive your vehicle until your plates arrive.

Keeping Your Configuration

If you do not renew your custom plate within 30 days after it expires, your configuration could be requested by someone else.​​

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You and your vehicle must qualify for these plates.  These are the types of special plates: 

  • Amateur (HAM) Radio Operator;
  • Antique;
  • Disabled Veteran;
  • National Guard; and
  • Special Interest.

If your application is approved, the plate(s) will be mailed to you.  If you apply at a field office, you may get a temporary permit to drive your vehicle until your plates arrive.

Click on a plate to get fee and other information.

HAM plateAntique PlateSpecial Disabled Vet plateMotorcycle Moped Disabled Vet plateNational Guard plateSpecial plate  


Creating a New Oregon License Plate

Public bodies, non-profit organizations, institutes of higher education, and veteran groups can apply to create a new Oregon license plate.

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