IMPORTANT: This section describes how to title and register an assembled vehicle for the first time. If you want to transfer the title (already issued for an assembled vehicle), refer to the How To Guides for Titling and Registering Vehicles.
IMPORTANT: Before applying, determine if you legally qualify for Oregon vehicle registration.
To title and register an assembled vehicle for the first time, you must:
- Fill out an Application for Title and Registration (Form 735-226):
- Fill out an Assembled, Reconstructed or Replica Vehicle Certification (Form 735-6511), or the certification on the back of the Application for Title and Registration (Form 735-226);
- Record the odometer reading, if applicable:
- Provide proof of insurance if applying for registration;
- Provide the following:
- The title or Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin (MCO) for the frame used, if there is one, and
- Bills of sale for major parts used in assembly;
- Pass an emissions test at DEQ if you live in the Portland Area or the Rogue Valley (Medford);
- Get a VIN inspection for your vehicle at a regular or full-service DMV office:
- You will be charged a $7 fee for this service;
- Choose license plates (click here for choices):
- If you choose a specialty plate, write the name of that plate in the “Remarks” section of your application,
- You may transfer Oregon plates you own to your assembled vehicle:
- The plates must be a type that DMV still issues, or have a specialty background,
- The plates must be in good condition and readable, and
- The plates can only be transferred to the same type of vehicle (for instance, passenger to passenger),
- When you transfer plates:
- The expiration date of the registration will remain the same,
- Expired plates cannot be transferred, unless registration fees are paid at the time of plate transfer, and
- You must pay a plate transfer fee of $6; and
- Figure and pay all applicable fees:
To Submit Your Application
Take the vehicle, your completed application, supporting materials and payment to a DMV office.
Note: Make checks or money orders payable to “Oregon DMV."
Note: Due to the additional costs of associated merchant fees, DMV offices only accept cash and checks and do not accept credit or debit cards; however many office locations have ATMs available.
How Long Will It Take
If everything is in order, plates and stickers will be issued immediately at the DMV office. Titles are mailed to applicants about three to five weeks after DMV receives the necessary paperwork.