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Vehicle Registration - Renew/Replace/Transfer

 

You may only register your vehicle if you have an Oregon title in your name.

Choose a section below for information on how to renew or replace your registration and how to transfer plates.

   

Online

Most renewals can be done online. If you lost your renewal reminder, contact DMV.

DMV Office or by Mail

  • Pass a DEQ emissions test if you are in a DEQ area;
  • Fill out an application or your renewal reminder;
  • Choose your plates, if you want a different plate;
  • Calculate your fees; and
  • Submit your documents and fees to DMV.
    • DMV office; or
    • By mail (pay by check or money order to ”DMV”):
      • DMV Vehicle Mail
        1905 Lana Ave NE
        Salem, OR  97314

DEQ

You can renew at DEQ if:

  • Your vehicle has to get a DEQ emissions test and passes the test; and
  • You bring your renewal reminder.

Newer vehicles do not need DEQ testing. Check if your vehicle qualifies.

You cannot renew at DEQ if you:

  • Do not have your renewal reminder;
  • Want to change your plates; or
  • Moved since your renewal reminder was printed.

​To get a new registration card:

  • Fill out an application;
  • Submit your application and $5 to DMV:
    • By mail (pay by check or money order to ”DMV”):
      • DMV Vehicle Mail
        1905 Lana Ave NE
        Salem, OR  97314
    • DMV office.

Replace Month Stickers

You can get new month stickers for free at a DMV office.

Replace Year Stickers

  • Fill out an application; and
  • Submit your completed application and $10 to DMV.
    • By mail (pay by check or money order to ”DMV”):
      • DMV Vehicle Mail
        1905 Lana Ave NE
        Salem, OR  97314
    • DMV office.

Replace Plates/Change Plates

If your registration is expired, see the Renew Your Registration section for instructions.

  • Fill out an application;
  • Choose your plates;
  • Calculate your fees;
  • Submit your documents and fees to DMV:
    • By mail (pay by check or money order to “DMV”):
      • DMV Vehicle Mail
        1905 Lana Ave NE
        Salem, OR 97314
    • DMV office.

​You can transfer your plates to another vehicle if they are:

  • Going on the same type of vehicle.
    • For example, motor home plates can only be transferred to another motor home.
  • A style currently issued by DMV, special plates or custom plates; and
  • Readable.

If you are not sure if your plate can be transferred, contact DMV.

How to Apply

If your registration is expired, see the Renew Your Registration section for instructions.

  • Fill out an application;
  • Submit your application and $6 to DMV:
    • By mail (pay by check or money order to ”DMV”):
      • DMV Vehicle Mail
        1905 Lana Ave NE
        Salem, OR  97314
    • DMV office.

It can take up to two weeks to receive your stickers or registration card.  If you do not receive it by then do not cancel your check, contact DMV to check the status of your renewal.

You do not have to renew the registration if the vehicle is not being driven. When you want to use the vehicle again, you can renew the registration at that time.

Warning: Some cities and counties do not allow unregistered vehicles to be parked on the roadway.

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