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Heavy Trailers

Overview

This page provides information about heavy trailers. 
 
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Definition
Heavy trailers do not include travel trailers, fixed loads, or special use trailers.  Heavy trailers are other trailers with loaded weight over 8,000 pounds.  Loaded weight is the weight when the trailer is fully loaded (ORS 801.330).

Title & Registration
To Apply Fees
  • $90 title fee if submitting an application for title (changing ownership information).
  • $10 registration fee, which is permanent for as long as the vehicle is titled in Oregon.
  • $12 plate fee required (also see registration fee page for plate fees).
Note: Heavy trailers registered in Multnomah County are subject to an additional $10 county registration fee, due at initial registration. Visit Multnomah County's Web site for more information. 
 
If you have any questions regarding what fees are applicable to your transaction, you may wish to contact DMV.

License Plates
The standard license plate issued for heavy trailers is yellow with blue letters and numbers.  It must be displayed on the rear of the trailer.

Pulling a Heavy Trailer
A heavy trailer may only be pulled by a vehicle registered by weight.
 
If you need to pull a heavy trailer with a vehicle that has passenger registration, you must:
Related Information
Additional information that may be relevant includes: