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Vehicle Trip Permits

 

Trip permits allow you to temporarily use:

  • An unregistered vehicle on Oregon roads.
  • A registered vehicle differently than the current registration allows.

Buy a Trip Permit

To apply, provide:

  • Your name and address;
  • Your driver license or ID card number and the state it was issued by;
  • The year, make, and model of the vehicle;
  • The vehicle identification number;
    • If Oregon DMV has no record of the vehicle, provide a copy of your insurance card or policy, registration card, sales contract, or a pencil tracing of the vehicle identification number;
  • Insurance company name and policy number (for motor vehicles only);
  • Any additional requirements listed for the type of trip permit you are applying for; and
  • The trip permit fee.

You can buy a trip permit:

  • By mail (pay by check or money order to “DMV”):
    • DMV Vehicle Mail
      1905 Lana Ave NE
      Salem, OR 97314
  • At a DMV office.
  • At most Motor Carrier Transportation Division registration offices for:
    • Heavy Motor Vehicle;
    • Heavy Trailer; or
    • Registration Weight. 

Types of Trip Permits

​You can drive in Oregon using your valid trip permit from another state. You must keep proof of insurance in the vehicle.

Allows the use of unregistered:

  • Passenger vehicles (10,000 pounds or less);
  • Light trailers and special use trailers (8,000 pounds or less);
  • Low-speed vehicles;
  • Medium-speed electric vehicles;
  • Mopeds; or
  • Motorcycles.

Requirement:

  • $30 fee for 21 consecutive days.

You can only buy two permits for the same vehicle in a 12-month period.

To apply for this trip permit, see “Buy a Trip Permit” above.

Allows the use of unregistered:

  • Campers;
  • Travel trailers; or
  • Motor homes.

Requirements:

  • $30 fee for 1 to 10 days;
  • Length of the RV (cannot be over 45 feet long);
  • Amount of time you want the permit for (1 to 10 days);
  • Dates you will use the permit, such as "08-01-16 through 08-04-16"; and
  • Proof you own the vehicle, if you are not the owner on Oregon DMV records. 

You can only buy permits for up to 10 days for the same RV in a 12-month period.  You can buy multiple permits for less than 10 days, but the total days for a 12-month period cannot be more than 10.

To apply for this trip permit, see “Buy a Trip Permit” above. 

Allows the use of unregistered:

  • Motor vehicles with a registration weight (ORS 801.420) over 8,000 pounds.
  • Motorized fixed load vehicles.

This permit cannot be used on:

  • Tow/recovery vehicles; or
  • Motor homes.

Requirements:

  • $43 fee for 10 consecutive days; and
  • Combined weight (ORS 801.199).

To apply for this trip permit, see "Buy a Trip Permit" above.

Weight-Mile Tax and Over-Dimension Permits

Vehicles with a combined weight over 26,000 pounds may be subject to weight-mile tax. Vehicles with a combined weight over 80,000 pounds require an over-dimension permit.

Allows the use of unregistered:
  • Trailers with a loaded weight (ORS 801.330) over 8,000 pounds;
  • Fixed load trailers; or
  • Special use trailers.
Requirements
  • $10 fee for 10 consecutive days; and
  • Loaded weight (ORS 801.330)
To apply for this trip permit, see "Buy a Trip Permit" above.

​Allows the use of Oregon-registered vehicles at a higher weight than the current registration allows.

These trip permits are often used for a registered passenger vehicle to:

  • Pull a heavy trailer (not including travel trailers, fixed loads, or special use trailers) weighing over 8,000 pounds; or
  • Operate at a registration weight (ORS 801.420) over 10,000 pounds.

This permit cannot be used on for-rent vehicles.

Requirements:

  • $5 fee for 10 consecutive days; and
  • Maximum operating weight.

To apply for this trip permit, see "Buy a Trip Permit" above.

Allows the use of Oregon-registered vehicles under conditions, or in ways not allowed with the current registration.

These trip permits are often used by:

  • Government vehicles with E plates; or
  • School buses with SC plates.

This permit cannot be used on:

  • Farm;
  • Prorated farm;
  • For-rent;
  • Charitable/non-profit;
  • Tow/recovery; or
  • Manufactured structure transporter.

Requirement:

  • $7.50 fee for 10 consecutive days.

To apply for this trip permit, see "Buy a Trip Permit" above.

Allows non-residents to use snowmobiles in Oregon if their home state does not require snowmobile registration.

Snowmobile permits are valid for up to 60 days.

To apply, provide:

  • Your name and address;
  • The year, make, and vehicle identification number or product identification number of your snowmobile;
  • The state you live in;
  • Amount of time you want the permit for, up to 60 consecutive days (can be issued in advance); and
  • The $7 trip permit fee.

You can buy a trip permit:

  • By mail (pay by check or money order to “DMV”):
    • DMV Vehicle Mail
      1905 Lana Ave NE
      Salem, OR 97314
  • At a DMV office.

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