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Vehicle Code Book

General Info

The Vehicle Code book contains Oregon laws about vehicle registration, driver licensing and the rules of the road. It is updated and published every other year.

You can download the Vehicle Code Book or use the links in the index below. You can also view the laws in HTML (these can be easier to cut/paste). 
Table of Contents
ORS Chapter Number and Title
Page #
Chapter 801: General Provisions & Definitions
Chapter 802: Administrative Provisions
Chapter 803: Vehicle Title & Registration
Chapter 805: Special Registration Provisions
Chapter 806: Financial Responsibility Law
Chapter 807: Driving Privileges & Identification Cards
Chapter 809: Refusal, Suspension, Cancellation & Revocation of Registration, Title, Driving Privileges and Identification Card; Vehicle Impoundment
Chapter 810: Road Authorities; Courts; Police; Other Enforcement Officials
Chapter 811: Rules of the Road for Drivers
Chapter 813: Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
Chapter 814: Pedestrians; Passengers; Livestock; Motorized Wheelchairs; Vehicles With Fewer Than Four Wheels ​301
Chapter 815: Vehicle Equipment Generally
Chapter 816: Vehicle Equipment: Lights
Chapter 818: Vehicle Limits
Chapter 819: Destroyed, Totaled, Abandoned, Low Value, & Stolen Vehicles; Vehicle Identification Numbers; Vehicle Appraisers
Chapter 820: Special Provisions for Certain Vehicles 389
Chapter 821: Off-Road Vehicles; Snowmobiles; All-Terrain Vehicles 399
Chapter 822: Regulation of Vehicle-Related Businesses 413
Chapter 823: Carrier Regulation Generally 441
Chapter 824: Railroads 451
Chapter 825: Motor Carriers 469
Chapter 826: Registration of Commercial Vehicles 503
Chapter 153: Violations & Traffic Offenses 515
Chapter 183: Administrative Procedures Act; Legislative Review of Rules; Civil Penalties
Chapter 319: Motor Vehicle & Aircraft Fuel Taxes 567
Chapter 445: Indigents Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents 599
Miscellaneous Laws 605
Index 747
Ordering the Vehicle Code Book
If you want to buy a hard copy of the Vehicle Code Book:
  • Send a request including:
    • Your name
    • Your phone number
    • The address you want them mailed to
    • The number of books you want
    • Your choice of bound or loose leaf copies
  • Pay $7 for each book you order (check or money order payable to ”DMV”)
  • Mail your request and payment to:

DMV - Record Services
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem OR 97314

If you have any questions, contact DMV.