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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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​Depending on the type of vehicle you have, it may qualify for more than one type of plate.  You will need to determine which plate type is right for your vehicle based on the plate requirements.

Click on a plate to find out plate requirements and get fee information.

HAM plate Antique plate Bus plate Camper plate Disabled Vet plate Disabled Vet plate Ex-POW plate Farm plate Heavy Trailer plate Moped plate Motorcycle plate Motor Home plate National Guard plate Snowmobile plate Special Interest plate Travel Trailer plate Truck plate Utility/Light Trailer plate Charitable/Non Profit plate Fleet Vehicles plate For-Rent Trailers plate Heavy Fixed Load plate Light Fixed Load plate Low Speed Vehicles plate Medium Speed Vehicles plate School Bus plate Special Use Trailer plate Tow/Recovery Vehicle plate Transporter 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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