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Vehicle Appraiser Certificate

Overview

This page provides information about qualifying and applying for a Vehicle Appraiser Certificate.

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General Information
A Vehicle Appraiser Certificate authorizes an individual to appraise vehicles. Vehicles include, but are not limited to cars, trucks, motorhomes and motorcycles.

Qualify/Apply
In order to qualify and apply, you must:
  • Complete a Vehicle Appraiser Certificate Application (Form 735-6610);
  • Provide a brief explanation and evidence (i.e., attach documented evidence or letters from an employer) of a minimum of two years of experience, or combination of, in any of the following areas:
    • Estimating new or used vehicles
    • Performing repair or insurance estimating
    • Appraising or estimating insurance claims
    • Operating a wrecking yard or salvage yard
    • Executing sheriff's bills of sale; and
  • Pay a $100 application fee.
You may copy or print the application form on your computer, or you may obtain a hardcopy form by calling DMV Business Regulations at (503) 945-5052.

You may submit your completed application, supporting materials and payment by mail or in person to our office at:
Driver and Motor Vehicle Services
Business Regulation
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314
Service counter hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday (excluding statewide and holiday closures).

Note: Due to the added costs of merchant fees, DMV offices only accept cash or checks and do not accept credit or debit cards.
 
For more information you may contact DMV Business Regulations at (503) 945-5052.

Renewal
Vehicle Appraiser Certificates are valid for three years from the date of issuance.

In order to renew your certificate, you must submit a completed Vehicle Appraiser Certificate Application (Form 735-6610) and pay the $100 application fee. Appraisers that do not renew their certificate within 60 days after expiration must reapply for an original certificate (i.e., they must provide evidence of at least two years of applicable experience in addition to submitting the application and paying the fee).

Relevant Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)
Links to applicable statutes are provided below:
Note: In using the links above, you may need to scroll down to find the correct ORS or OAR reference.

Related Information
Additional information that may be relevant includes: