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Instructions for Becoming a Dismantler


This page provides information about becoming a dismantler.
Use the links below to go directly to any section:
In order to qualify and apply, you must:
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).

For more information you may contact DMV Business Regulations at (503) 945-5052.

Note: There is no specified processing time frame. Once the proper paperwork has been submitted and the application is approved, a number will be issued to you.  No dismantler business can be transacted until the application has been approved.
In completing and submitting your application, you must provide the information and/or satisfy the conditions defined in the section below (additional instructions are provided within the application packet).
Required Information/Conditions
Applicant Certification, Signature and Photo ID
You must provide:
  • Your name or names (see Legal Name of Applicant section below for more information);
  • The signature of all owners, partners, LLC members or corporate officers (do not list CEOs, Chairs of the Board, General Managers, Directors, et al.) every owner listed on the application must provide a certifying signature; and 
  • Copies of all owners, partners, LLC members or corporate officers official photo ID's (driver license or state issued identification card ONLY) with your application (please attach/staple to the application).
Legal Name of Applicant
You must provide one or more legal names as follows:
  • If your business is a sole proprietorship, list your full name;
  • If your business is a partnership, list the full names of each partner or the partnership name;
  • If your business is an LLC, list the name of the limited liability company (includes "LLC") registered with Business Registry; or 
  • If your business is a corporation, list the name of the corporation (includes Inc, Corp, etc.) registered with Business Registry.

Business Name
You must provide your business name.  If using an assumed business name or trade name, list the business number registered with Business Registry.  If you do not know your Oregon registry
number, contact Business Registry at (503) 986-2200 or visit the state's Register, Renew or Reinstate a Business site.

Main Business Location
You must provide the address of your main business location as follows:

  • Provide the address of your primary business location, i.e., where vehicles are dismantled, parts sold and records are stored;
  • Attach a plat map or other description of the location of the premises; and
  • Your location must be approved by city/county zoning, pursuant to ORS 822.110 (1)(a)(b)(c) you must get location approval on your original application. Take your dismantler application to the local city or county office to obtain their approval. Look in the phone book or the Location Approval List to find your local number. Some cities and counties charge a fee for signing the application.
Note: If you move your main business location, you must submit an Application to Correct Dealer/Rebuilder Vehicle Dealer Certificate (Form 735-371) and supporting materials to DMV.

Mailing Address
You must provide your mailing address if different from your main business location. All mail will go to this address except items which need a UPS-type delivery (large documents, packages, etc.) will go to the main business location.

Surety Bond
You must provide a Surety Bond as follows:
  • The $10,000 bond form provided by DMV (in the application packet) must be completed, signed and sealed by your bonding company;
  • The owner(s) name, the legal and business name, and the business location on the bond must match the dismantler application exactly;
  • The bond must be valid for three years and expire on the last day of the month;
  • The bond must be signed by the owner on the application;
  • The bond must be signed by the bonding agent; and 
  • The bond seal must be original.
Related Information
Additional information that may be relevant includes: