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Regular Issue & Special Registration License Plates

Overview

This page provides information about the regular issue (standard) and special registration license plates available in Oregon.
 
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Description
DMV's most common regular issue (standard) license plate is the Tree graphic.  However, DMV also offers special registration graphic plates like Salmon, Crater Lake, Cultural Trust and Wine Country.  In addition, certain vehicles may be eligible for our Amateur Radio Operator (Ham), Antique Vehicle or Special Interest Vehicle license plates.
 
Images of most of our regular-issue and special registration license plates are included in the section below.  However, if you can not find a specific license plate, refer to our main license plate index page for a more comprehensive list. You can also find out how to get a custom (vanity or personalized) plate.
 
If you are interested in changing your plates to one of those listed in the section below, see our page on changing your plates.

Note About Fees
Registration fees depend on many factors.  The fees in the table above are only for the plates themselves and do not include other registration fees.  For more information on vehicle registration and the associated fees, see our registration pageregistration renewal page, and/or vehicle fees page. For more information on whether your vehicle may qualify for antique or special interest vehicle registration, you may wish to contact DMV.
 
If you are changing to the Tree, Salmon, Pacific Wonderland, Crater Lake, Cultural Trust or Wine Country plates or replacing a plate, the fee is $5 at renewal or $10 if you are between renewals.  For the Amateur Radio, Antique Vehicle and Special Interest Vehicle plates, the fee may be $5 or $10 depending on the type of transaction.

Available License Plates
Tree
Tree License Plate
Plate Fees: $24 per set.
Available For: Passenger Vehicles, Light Trailers.
Pacific Wonderland
Pacific Wonderland License Plate
Plate Fees: $124 per set ($100 surcharge + $24 plate fee).  A $100 surcharge is a one-time surcharge.  It is the same for both two-year and four-year (new vehicle) registration periods.
Surcharge Supports: Oregon State Capitol Foundation and the Oregon Historical Society.
Available For: Regular Passenger Vehicles only, no custom plate option. Limited edition so only 40,000 sets available.
Salmon
Plate Fees: $54 per set ($30 surcharge + $24 plate fee). A $30 surcharge is due at issuance for a standard two-year registration period and at every renewal. The surcharge is $60 when a four-year registration period is required (new vehicles).
Surcharge Supports: Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
Available For: Passenger Vehicles.
Crater Lake
 
Plate Fees: $44 per set ($20 surcharge + $24 plate fee). The $20 surcharge is a one-time surcharge. It is the same for both two-year and four-year (new vehicle) registration periods.
Surcharge Supports: Crater Lake National Park.
Available For: Passenger Vehicles.

Cultural Trust
Cultural License Plate
Plate Fees: $54 per set ($30 surcharge + $24 plate fee). The $30 surcharge is due at issuance and at every renewal. It is the same for both two-year and four-year (new vehicle) registration periods.
Surcharge Supports: Oregon Cultural Trust.
Available For: Passenger Vehicles.

Wine Country
Plate Fees: $54 per set ($30 surcharge + $24 plate fee). The $30 surcharge is due at issuance and at every renewal. It is the same for both two-year and four-year (new vehicle) registration periods.
Surcharge Supports: Oregon Tourism Commission.
Available For: Passenger Vehicles.

Amateur (Ham) Radio Operator
Ham License Plate
General Information: Amateur Radio Operator plates can be issued in Salmon, Crater Lake, Cultural Plate and Wine Country designs in addition to the yellow background plate shown to the left. The digits reflect the call letters issued to the amateur radio operator.
Who Qualifies: The plates are only issued to Oregon residents who hold valid, unrevoked and unexpired amateur radio station licenses issued by the Federal Communications Commission. An Application for Amateur Radio Call Letter Registration Plates (Form 735-231) must be completed and submitted to certify that you have a valid amateur radio license.
Plate Fees: $12 for Mopeds or Motorcycles; $24 per set for other vehicles.
Additional Fees: $5 (one-time fee). If a Salmon, Crater Lake, Cultural Trust or Wine Country plate is chosen as background for a passenger vehicle, see the sections above for information on surcharges.
Available For: Passenger Vehicles in yellow background, Salmon design, Crater Lake design, Cultural Trust design, or Wine Country design plates, and for Mopeds, Motorcycles, and Motor Homes in a yellow background only.
Antique Vehicle
General Information: In 2012, a vehicle must have been manufactured in 1956 or earlier to qualify for this license plate. Vehicles must be maintained as a collector's item.
Plate Fees: $12 (one plate issued).
Available For: Passenger Vehicles, Motor Homes, Buses, Mopeds, Motorcycles, Trucks, Travel Trailers, Campers, Special Use Trailers, Heavy Trailers and Light Trailers.
Special Interest Vehicle
General Information: This plate is issued to a vehicle that is maintained as a collector's item and is at least 25 years old at the time of application, a vehicle sanctioned as a vehicle of special interest by an established organization that provides for recognition, or is a street rod as defined by ORS 801.513. This plate is also issued to a vehicle that is a racing activity vehicle as defined in Oregon law. Vehicles may only be used for exhibitions, parades, club activities and similar uses.
Plate Fees: $12 (one plate issued).
Available For: Passenger Vehicles, Motor Homes, Buses, Mopeds, Motorcycles, Trucks, Travel Trailers, Campers, Special Use Trailers, Heavy Trailers and Light Trailers.

Related Information
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