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Vehicle Title & Registration Handbook


This page is designed to help dealers prepare applications to title and register vehicles in Oregon. 
Use the links below to go directly to any section: 
General Information
The DMV Title & Registration Handbook covers most of the common transactions dealers will encounter. However, the handbook does not cover every procedure, rule or law that dealers are required to follow as a vehicle dealer, or as any other business entity. 
Applications that are accurate when submitted to DMV are processed more quickly. This handbook should help you, DMV, and our joint customers (the public) get transactions completed promptly.

Handbook Index
Chapters D, E, J, K, M, N, R, the Cover Page, Preface, and Table of Contents were updated 02/01/17. A summary of changes is available. 
Note: Oregon DMV provides these documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). Version 5.0 or newer of Acrobat Reader is recommended to view and/or print the documents. Some printers may require the "Shrink to Fit" printer dialog box to be checked in order to print a full page.
Handbook pages are accessible via the links provided in the index below:
Cover Page (02/01/17)
Foreword (05/01/15)
Preface (02/01/17)
Table of Contents (02/01/17)
Index (08/01/16) 
S: Permit Charts (05/01/15)
T: Flags (08/01/14)
Please check back on a quarterly basis for updates to the Title and Registration Handbook.

Downloading & Printing
You may print handbook pages on your local printer using your browser's Print option or save a copy to your computing device using the Save As option.

Have Questions Or Need Help?
If you have questions about, or need help with a title or registration transaction, please contact DMV.
If you are having trouble with the PDF files provided above, please visit our Help with Forms & Publications page which offers assistance with common issues.