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License Plates

General Info

Mopeds, motorcycles, trailers, campers, antique, and special interest vehicles only have one plate, for the back of the vehicle. All other vehicles have two plates, one for the foremost point of the front of the vehicle and one 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 (ORS 803.550).
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Available Plates
Passenger Vehicles
If you have a passenger vehicle, there are many plate options for you to choose from.  You can also get custom (personalized) plates. You may owe additional fees, depending on the type of plate you choose.
Custom (Personalized) Plates
There are additional fees for custom plates. You can get custom plates for your:
  • Passenger vehicle
  • Motor home
  • Travel trailer
  • Camper
  • Motorcycle
  • Moped

Special Plates

You and/or your vehicle must qualify for these types of special plates:

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

The Oregon Vehicle License Plate Manual (Form 735-6726) has more information about Oregon license plates and where to put your sticker/tag on your plate. Some older plates are not listed, but may still be used. For questions, contact DMV.

Creating a New Oregon License Plate
Public bodies, non-profit organizations, institutes of higher education, and veteran groups can apply for a new Oregon license plate.