If you are buying or renewing plates and need a temporary permit to drive the vehicle, you may submit your completed application, supporting materials and payment to a DMV office
(if all is in order, you may be able to get plates or stickers at the office), or mail your materials to the address below:
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314
Make checks or money orders payable to “Oregon DMV".
If you are mailing your Application for Title and Registration, you may want to keep the Notice of Transaction Submitted page and a copy of the Bill of Sale in the glove compartment of the vehicle until the registration card is received.
To get a vehicle identification number inspection, you must go to a full service or regular DMV office.
Note: All DMV offices accept cash or checks and will be able to accept debit and credit cards for payment by the end of 2016. Certain DMV offices are already able to take debit and credit card payments.